Category Archives: Children

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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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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