Category Archives: Children

Sweet Dreams for Kids

sweetdreamsforkids.org 2624 Quentin Ave South, St Louis Park, Minnesota 55416 Contact:  Wendy Berezovsky (952) 926-1818 wendy@sweetdreamsforkids.org Sweet Dreams for Kids is a nonprofit organization that donates new pajamas to kids in the hospital. We started Sweet Dreams for Kids after our youngest child, Chaya Dalya, who is now 10, was born with cancer. She is our walking miracle and inspires people every single day. We feel cute, cozy, and comfortable pajamas help take the “ICK” out of being SICK. We want to bring smiles to kids in the hospital, and bring a little feeling of home when they have to […]

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Caps of Love

capsoflove.com South Florida Contact:  Valerie Mathieu Founder/President (561) 876-5753 CapsOfLoveUSA@gmail.com By recycling 2 different grades of plastic caps and lids, Caps of Love raises money to buy wheelchairs for disabled children.  We recycle polypropylene and polyethylene plastic caps.  They can be sold to companies using recycled ‘post-consumer’ plastic to create new products such as composite decking, janitorial supplies, shipping pallets, park benches, paint cans, automotive interiors and much more! This also has an environmental benefit as discarded caps are put into our landfills or incinerated.  If they are not recycled, there are harmful consequences to our planet. Work is simple, […]

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Friends of Yemin Orde

YeminOrde.org 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 202, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Contact:  Barbara Sherbill, Marketing Director, (202) 237-0286 barbara@yeminorde.org Friends of Yemin Orde is the U.S. fundraising arm of Yemin Orde Youth Village and Yemin Orde Educational Initiatives (YOEI) in Israel. Yemin Orde Youth Village is located in the Carmel Forest region of northern Israel, just outside Haifa. It is home, school and safe haven to hundreds of at-risk and immigrant youth from all over the world, including Ethiopia, France, the former Soviet Union, and Brazil. The children at Yemin Orde have all experienced trauma: from abandonment and isolation to loss and […]

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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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