Top 5 Children’s Charities

Thanksgiving and winter holidays are just around the corner, and what better opportunity to give back to your community then now?

We’ve gone ahead and researched different charities, and picked 5 of the best.
First on the list is Project Night Night.

Acording to New America Media, last year, 3.2 million foreclosures forced a majority of homeowners to turn to the streets…undoubtedly the numbers of homeless children are on the rise, and we think Project Night Night is doing great things to combat this major issue.

What do they do?

They take items like “gently used” toys, blankets and books and give them straight to needy children. Besides helping the children, this organization is a recycling center of sorts, in that, usable toys aren’t put to waste.

Who does it help?

Children of course! But specifically, kids aged 5 and under.

How can you help?

Donate blankets, books, toys or gift cards to any of the the pick up sites, listed here or raise money as you search! Finally, if you have the resources, consider donating.

Second place goes to Help A Mother Out

You may (or may not) be surprised to hear that diapers are a mama’s #1 expense, so you may be wondering what this organization is about…

What do they do?

Since diapers aren’t covered by food stamps, this organization collects all the donated diapers and gives it to mothers in need.

How Can You Help?

Drop off diapers at these locations or take part in the virtual diaper drive.

Third on our list is the Cradles to Crayons

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Philadelphia & Pennsylvania, this particular charity gains its position on our list because of its efficiency and fiscal effectiveness (rated 4 stars on Charity Navigator)

What do they do?
Provide school supplies for children

How can you help?
Donate, or, if you’re in the area, volunteer in either Boston or Philadelphia.

Fourth on our list is Water for People

Located worldwide.  UN Nations quoted that 4 million babies around the world die within their first year as a result  of preventable causes, one of the primary causes being deprived of water.

What do they do?

Water for Nations has partnered with Johnson’s Baby to provide clean water and implement sanitation systems into developing countries.

How can you help?

Raise awareness, take a vacation or join a volunteer group!

Fifth on our list is Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

Their motto is “Let’s make the letter C mean cookies. If you ask us, that’s a great way to get rid of the ugly connotation c has with cancer.

What do they do?

Raise funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer and raise money from bake sales that go to cancer research.

How can you help?

Bake cookies! Give cookies! Donate Cookies!

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