Category Archives: Children

Laundromat Library League

LaundromatLibraryLeague.org 100 W Virginia Avenue, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380 Contact:  Lois Lamond or Mary Ann Schwab, (610) 383-7957,loisreads@comcast.net The Laundromat Library League seeks to encourage children’s literacy at a fundamental level with free books. It is a small but important link in a support network to encourage livelong learning. The LLL places “Library Boxes” in laundromats and occasional other sites. A deliverer monitors these twice a month and, when needed, delivers a bag of replacement books to refresh the box. Our Goal is to make books available to children who have little or no access to books at home. We have created […]

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The Baby Bureau

The Baby Bureau 225 Newtown Rd, Warminster, PA 18974 Contact:  Lori Perusich, Coordinator 215-808-9426  lori@thebabybureau.org The Baby Bureau is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing “Baby Bundles” of clothing, and other items, to underserved babies in our community. The “Baby Bundles” are distributed by community social service providers that determine the need. Over 900,000 babies will be born into poverty this year. The Baby Bureau has dressed over 3,100 babies and, with your help, we strive to reach many more! Bar and Bat Mitzvah volunteers can do a variety of projects at The Baby Bureau. They can hold a clothing drive […]

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Kids v Cancer

Kids v Cancer 3500 Macomb Street NW Washington,DC, District of Columbia 20016 Contact:  Jennifer Flynn Outreach Director, (646) 924-6322, 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. Are you looking for a bar/bat mitzvah project that could directly help people your age? Come join us at Kids v Cancer. Come create tikkun olam and make a better world for kids and young adults with cancer. You can make a difference. For your mitzvah project, have […]

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Grassroot Soccer

Grassroot Soccer PO Box 712 Norwich, Vermont 05055 United States Contact:  Pamela Miles, Events Coordinator pmiles@grassrootsoccer.org (802) 649-2900 Mission:  Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Every $25 raised gives one at-risk youth access to Grassroot Soccer’s award-winning adolescent health programming and our Caring Coaches who change lives every day! Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project Opportunity:   For your mitzvah project, you have a number of options and we […]

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer 111 Presidential Blvd. Suite 203, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Contact: Ellie Paparone, Fundraising Specialist, e.paparone@alexslemonade.org (866) 333-1213 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. Since our inception in 2005, ALSF has raised over $140 million to fund more than 690 cutting-edge childhood cancer research projects at 120 top hospital locations in the US and Canada. Volunteer Opportunity: There are lots of ways to volunteer for your community service or mitzvah project and raise money […]

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NA’AMAT USA

www.naamat.org 21515 Vanowen St. Suite 102  Canoga Park, California 91303 Contact:  Deanna Migdal – Executive Director, deanna.migdal@naamat.org, (818) 431-2200 NA’AMAT USA is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that partners with NA’AMAT Israel to provide vital educational and social services for women, children and families in need, in Israel. TECH 4 TEENS Tech 4 Teens, would afford b’nai mitzvot the opportunity to help teens at NA’AMAT Israel’s 17 technological high schools.  As part of their bar/bat mitzvah project, teens would help NA’AMAT purchase computers, software, printers, digital cameras and other tech equipment for their students.  In addition, the b’nai mitzvot would encourage family and […]

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Got AED

www.gotaed.org PO Box 6, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 19444 Contact: Samantha Krouse, Manager (610) 574-4532  samantha@gotaed.org GotAED, is a crowdfunding site dedicated to placing automated external defibrillators (AED devices) where kids learn and play. Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t just an adult thing. It is the number one killer of student athletes each year. An AED device is the only tool that can save someone in cardiac arrest, because it shocks the heart back into normal rhythm. GotAED makes it practical and affordable for youth-related facilities to raise money and acquire an AED device. From personal experience, we know that funding for AEDs can be […]

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American Friends of Jordan River Village

https://www.jordanrivervillage.org 244 Madison Avenue, Suite 482 New York, New York 10016 Contact:  Shira Leeds, (917) 626-1869, shira@afjrv.org Our Mission:  For children living with serious illnesses life offers many unfair tradeoffs: instead of playing outside, they go to the doctor; instead of sleepovers they are in a hospital for treatments and recovery; and instead of hanging out with friends, they are taking medicine that makes them sick. But every child deserves to experience the awesomeness of childhood—Jordan River Village provides that to sick kids in Israel! The Village is a free, fun, and medically-safe camp in Israel for all children living with serious […]

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Bear Givers Mitzvah Program

www.beargivers.org 575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor New York, New York 10022 Contact:  Nicole Katz (212) 224-0140 Nicole@beargivers.org Bear Givers mitzvah program is an innovative non-profit dedicated to children in need. Our organization brings these children joy through the gift of a soft, cuddly teddy bear and empowers these youngsters to experience the joy and pride of giving to others. Through hospital visits and school programs, Bear Givers makes a difference in the lives of children and their families across the country and around the world. We have a variety of programs that we offer such as EmpowerArt which enables youngsters to give […]

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Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Contact:  Deborah Reichmann, Executive Director, executivedirector@hebrewfreeloandc.org, (202) 725-6141 The Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLAGW) is maintained by the Jewish community of Greater Washington, DC, providing interest-free loans to members of the community, to help them meet their financial needs with dignity. Loans are available for a range of legitimate needs, including, but not limited to, medical bills, emergency bills, and credit card debts. Student loans are available for students in their junior and senior years of college and graduate students. The Jewish philanthropic tradition of extending interest-free loans is a […]

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