Category Archives: Children

Performing for Pencils

17-year old Jessica Goldberg is a recipient of the Diller Teen Tikkun OlamAward and will receive a $36,000 award to recognize her work for her project Performing for Pencils, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides disadvantaged students with the supplies they need to be successful learners by hosting an annual talent show to build community awareness and raise funds. Now in its tenth year, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have given more than $3 million dollars to 84 Jewish teens who are tackling global issues and creating lasting change through tikkun olam – the vision of Bay Area Philanthropist Helen Diller, the founder of The Helen Diller Family Foundation. As an […]

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Camp Erin-Philadelphia

Camp Erin  150 Monument Rd Suite 300, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004 Contact:  Eric J. Trumbower-Camp Director & Sarah Abramovitz-Clinical Director, eric.trumbower@uphs.upenn.edu, (610) 617-2400 Camp Erin Philadelphia is a weekend over-night camp for children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life (parent, sibling, other family member, friend). It combines traditional, fun, high-energy camp activities with grief education and support. At Camp Erin Philadelphia, each camper has the opportunity to remember their loved one, connect with other children who have experienced loss, and enjoy a positive camp experience. Camp Erin Philadelphia is provided free of charge to all who attend. With […]

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Our Closet

Our Closet 2100 Arch Street 5th Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Contact:  Andrea Johnston, Program Coordinator (267) 256-2179 andrea@ourclosetpa.org Our Closet is a volunteer-driven organization that provides clothing to vulnerable Philadelphians and their families free of charge by operating “pop-up shops” throughout the city. We offer community members who are struggling to make ends meet the opportunity to receive free, quality clothing in the “pop-up shop” in a dignified and welcoming space. Our goal is to meet a basic need for our shoppers so they can better focus on handling other stressors in their lives, such as securing a steady source of income or […]

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Rising Stars

Rising Stars 657 Commercial Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530 Contact:  Emily Ades (917) 750-1641 emily@risingstarsinc.org Our mission is to utilize the game of basketball as the vehicle to promote education, reinforce values and provide our youth with a safe environment to PLAY, LEARN and GROW. The ultimate goal of our programming is to provide structured, youth-centered activities which will provide participants with the skills and mindset to lower the ever-growing poverty rate, promote healthy living and focus on the rewards of academic success, developing leadership skills and building constructive relationships within the family, community and society as a whole. […]

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Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem Philadelphia, PA 19104 Contact:  Morgan Darby, Director upenn@campkesem.org (502) 382-8091 Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. By offering innovative, fun­-filled programs that foster a lasting community, we aim to ensure that every child affected by a parent’s cancer is never alone. Camp Kesem University of Pennsylvania will open its arms to around 120 Philadelphia and NJ area campers. Camp Kesem is open to all children aged 6-16 affected by a parent’s cancer regardless of race, religion, economic standing, or background. The campers who attend […]

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Kids v Cancer

Kidsvcancer.org 3401 Newark St. NW, Washington, DC 20015 Contact: (646) 924-6322  Jennifer Flynn, Social Media Director and Youth Coordinator Jenn@kidsvcancer.org KIDS V CANCER promotes pediatric cancer research by identifying structural impediments at key junctures in the research process – new drugs, tissue donation and access to funding – and developing strategies to address them. Kids v Cancer was started in memory of Jacob Froman, who lived on the Upper West Side in New York City and died of a rare pediatric brain cancer when he was 10. The drugs Jacob received were all 40 years old. Jacob loved basketball, West Side […]

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SCOPE

SCOPE Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education 108 West 39th St., 15th Floor,  New York, New York 10018 Contact:  Rachael Hochberg, Associate Director (212) 627-4097 rachael@scopeusa.org Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, Inc. (SCOPE), an independent, nonprofit organization, has provided camp scholarships for more than 20,000 children from low-income communities since 1991. Each year, hundreds of children receive the benefits of summer camp through SCOPE from funds raised from foundation and corporate partners, individual gifts, and fundraising events. SCOPE’S mission is to provide children in need the edge to succeed in life through the summer camp experience.  We accomplish this by funding […]

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Bernie’s Book Bank

Berniesbookbank.org 28101 N Ballard Drive, Unit A Lake Forest, Illinois 60045 Contact:  Nancy Hopma, (847) 780-7323 nancy@berniesbookbank.org Bernie’s Book Bank collects, processes and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Reading is the single most important skill a child needs to learn. Yet studies show that 61% of low-income families don’t have any books at all in their homes for their children. Bernie’s Book Bank aims to change that statistic by pouring quality children’s books into “at-risk” homes, ensuring that children have access to books […]

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Keeping Babies Safe

keepingbabiessafe.org 16 Mount Bethel Road Suite #245, Warren, New Jersey 07059 Contact:  Joyce Davis, President (908) 581-8699 jdavis@keepingbabiessafe.org Keeping Babies Safe (KBS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing unnecessary infant and toddler deaths due to unsafe children’s products and practices. Joyce Davis, President and Founder of Keeping Babies Safe, lost her four month-old son, Garret, after adding a supplemental mattress (a product advertised as safe and suitable) to her son’s portable crib. She founded Keeping Babies Safe (KBS) to prevent unnecessary tragedies like her son’s death from befalling other families, by educating families about crib and sleep safety […]

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Plant A Seed Foundation

plantaseedfoundation.org 301 Oxford Valley Road Suite 1506 Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067 Contact:  Michele Rice (215) 860-8402 michele@plantaseedfoundation.org The Plant a Seed Inspire a Dream Foundation provides annual scholarships for children ages 10 to 18, to pursue passions and interests outside of school. We connect young people from low-income households to life-altering athletic, artistic, musical and creative activities led by positive role models. Based in Yardley, PA, the Plant a Seed Inspire a Dream Foundation serves the greater Philadelphia region and South Jersey. It is our hope to make a significant difference in the lives of children by encouraging their dreams. Our […]

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