Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Kids Helping Kids

Looking for a way to teach your kids that giving can be just as rewarding as receiving? The links below provide inspiration and make it easy to take action. Each charity on the list (some started by kids themselves!) needs your family’s help and getting your children involved will let them see firsthand that it feels great to make a difference in the world.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Kids helping Kids
  1. Project Good Gift
    Kids make the generous decision to give up a gift this holiday season and urge their families, friends and relatives to make a donation to Generation Cures instead. All donations fund life-saving research Children’s Hospital Boston, making it possible to find new cures and treatments for suffering kids all over the world.

  2. Secret Santa
    Have your kids round up old toys and drop them at a toy drive location convenient to you.

  3. Animal Giving Program
    Your family can help needy families around the world purchase animals whose milk and eggs will serve as a much needed source of daily nourishment.

  4. Children to Children
    Started by a teen, this organization’s mission is to give every foster child their own duffel bag with a stuffed animal inside.

  5. Macy’s / Make A Wish Foundation
    Sit down with your children and help them write a letter about why they believe in Santa. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 dollar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  6. Pajama Program
    Let your kids choose a favorite pair of pajamas and new book to give to foster children across the USA.

  7. Locks of Love
    Do you have a child who is willing to part with their lovely tresses? If so, they can donate their hair this holiday season and help kids who have lost their own locks to illness.

  8. Give2thetroops
    Team up with your kids to put together a care package or two and send them to our troops serving overseas and spread some holiday cheer.

  9. Little Red Wagon
    Established a few years ago by a 5th grader, Little Red Wagon aims to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children. Visit the site and find out how you and your children can help.

  10. Volunteer!
    Depending on your child’s age and the organization, volunteer opportunities exist in every town and city in your state.

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