Category Archives: Children

Songs of Love Foundation

Songsoflove.org 107-40 Queens Blvd., #4D Forest Hills, New York 11375 Contact:  John Beltzer, President (718) 441-5422 john@songsoflove.org The Songs of Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing personalized uplifting songs, free of charge, for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. Each CD is professionally produced with lyrics containing the child’s name and references to all of his or her favorite activities, things, people, and pets. Songs are written and performed in any language in the musical style that the child likes best (kids, pop, R&B, rap, rock, alternative, etc.), by many talented singer/songwriters. […]

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Cradles to Crayons Boston

Cradles to Crayons 155 North Beacon St. Brighton, Massachusetts MA Contact:  Caryn Oppenheim (617) 779-4754 caryn@cradlestocrayons.org The Need Cradles to Crayons has a special niche, and—in its two host cities—meets a critical need. More than 305,000 Massachusetts children 12 years old and younger live in low-income or poverty-stricken households. In any given year, more than 100,000 Massachusetts children will experience homelessness. Meanwhile, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate among the nation’s ten largest cities. Nearly one in four Philadelphians, including 130,000 children, live in poverty. But statistics don’t get to the heart of what […]

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iCan Shine

iCanShine.org PO Box 541 Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301 Contact our staff at (610) 647-4176 or email us at info@icanshine.org Our mission is to provide quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.  By creating an environment where each person is empowered to maximize their individual abilities, everyone can shine!  We hold approximately 100 five day bike camps throughout North America each year, primarily in the summer.  To find a bike camp near you, please go to www.icanshine.org/find-a-program/. For your mitzvah or volunteer project, help for 90 minutes each day for 5 days to help a child with a disability […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities

rmhc.org 2915 Jorie Blvd., Dept. 014 Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 Contact:  Vicky Laws (630) 623-6753 vicky.laws@us.mcd.com Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Through its global network of 300 Chapters in more than 62 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and vital resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy […]

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Kidpower International

Kidpower.org Santa Cruz, CA Contact:  Irene van der Zande, Executive Director and Founder (800)467-6997, safety@kidpower.org (please put ‘mitzvah project’ in the subject line of your email) Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global nonprofit leader dedicated to providing effective and empowering child protection, positive communication, and personal safety skills for all ages and abilities. These skills can protect children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs, from bullying, abuse, harassment, kidnapping, and other violence – and prepare them to take charge of their own well-being and to develop healthy relationships that will enrich their lives. Since 1989, Kidpower has […]

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Rainbow Pack

Rainbow Pack 4237 Murietta Ave, Sherman Oaks, California 91423 Contact:  Riley or Leeanna, (818) 267-7419, info@RainbowPack.org Our mission is to provide homework supplies to elementary school kids in Los Angeles who live below the poverty line so that they can do their homework and be excited about school. For your mitzvah project, there are a few ways you can help: The first is Pencils. Our biggest need is pencils. New regular pencils. Not mechanical. They can be simple yellow #2 pencils or have decorations from holidays or birthdays and long as they are new. We give 6 pencils to each student in their backpack. Our […]

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Horsham Challenger Little League

Horsham Challenger Little League 1020 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA 19044 Contact: Stan Jaskiewicz, Challenger Coach, 215-241-8866, sjaskiewicz@lawsgr.com Although we teach baseball, that is just a means to our real goals: socialization and recreation for children with disabilities. We play noncompetitive games, with no outs or scoring. We want each player to learn that he or she can have fun being active and outdoors, which many families may not have known was possible for a child with a disability. Until registering their child in our league, parents often have been reluctant to let their child try any sports. Many parents and relatives of […]

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In Jacob’s Shoes

In Jacob’s Shoes – The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation, Inc. 3452 NW 27th Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33069 Contact: Harlene Zweig, President, (954) 905-2505, info@injacobsshoes.org The mission of In Jacob’s Shoes is to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies, backpacks and athletic gear for local children in need. Grants are also awarded for camp, aftercare, sports and enrichment programs. The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation, Inc. d/b/a In Jacob’s Shoes was formed in honor of the life of Jacob Samuel Zweig who was tragically killed at the age of seventeen on November 15, 2008. In his short life, Jacob touched and […]

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Family-to-Family

Family-to-Family, Inc. 6 Circle Dr. Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 Contact:  Pam Koner, 914-478-0756, pkoner@family-to-family.org Family-to-Family, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit 501(c)(3) hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to providing food, personal hygiene products and other basic life essentials to American families struggling with the challenges of poverty. By connecting donors one-to-one with specific families in need, Family-to-Family’s mission is to bring a large and seemingly intractable problem – poverty – into personal focus, making proactive, attainable results possible…one family at a time. Our kid’s projects provide children with hands-on giving experiences, concrete forms of giving. These projects are intended to embed […]

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Link to Libraries

Link to Libraries, Inc. 35 Blue Grass Drive, E. Longmeadow MA 01028 Contact: Susan Jaye-Kaplan, President, (413)224-1031, litlink@hotmail.com The mission of Link to Libraries is to distribute new books to children of all cultural backgrounds who are under served. To give books of all genre for children to own and for their school or non profit organizations throughout CT and Western MA. Link to Libraries offers volunteers opportunity to come to our warehouse in Hampden, MA and label books, assemble literacy book bags for our Welcome to Kindergarten programs.  Volunteers are needed to read aloud to children in grade 3 at various […]

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