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How Alex's Lemonade Helps Fight Childhood Cancer

How Alex's Lemonade Helps Fight Childhood Cancer

Cancer is already a grave disease to have, and it's even more devastating when children are diagnosed. It's predicted that in 2020, over 11,000 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed.

But not everything is so bleak. With the proper treatment, 84% of affected children will survive for 5 years or more.

However, as you may have guessed, the survival rate depends on the type of cancer and how well it's researched.

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Prevent Child Abuse America: Their Goals & Programs

Prevent Child Abuse America: Their Goals & Programs

We tend to romanticize childhood as a more carefree time in our lives, when we would worry less, dream bigger, and feel happier. For far too many people, this idyllic notion was far from reality. Child abuse and neglect remain serious problems in the United States and around the world. Related issues like bullying and conditions like poverty make the problem even more detrimental and prevalent. The scars that people pick up from such a childhood haunt them well into adulthood and can affect the course of their lives.

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Give the Gift of Play by Donating to KaBOOM!

Give the Gift of Play by Donating to KaBOOM!

If KaBOOM! had all the resources they needed, they'd see that "All kids get the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive."

How? They install playgrounds and structures in communities where people haven't previously invested in neighborhood kids. This could be in cities, rural areas, or the empty lot that you're looking at out your office window right now. But only if you help!

They're an organization that started when the previous CEO, Darrell Hammond, read an article about two children who were killed. They were playing out in public, in an unsafe area because they didn't have anywhere else to go.

Darrell realized that not having safe places to play, run, stretch, and express joy can be life and death for kids, and he set out to change that. He served as CEO for over 20 years, and it's safe to say he got things done. The organization has built a little under 20,000 safe places to play around the US, serving more than 10 million kids.

That was made possible by a network of 1.5 million volunteers, which doesn't include the donors that helped make it all happen.

Their current CEO, James Siegal, even managed to get the attention of Target (yes, that Target) and was able to partner with them on the "Play Everwhere" Challenge.

They're on the list of the Best Charities in America (America's Best Charities), are BBB accredited, and got GuideStar's seal of transparency for the way they operate.

If this organization isn't a good place to spend your money, then we don't know what is!

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How Cradles to Crayons Charity Helps Children in Need

How Cradles to Crayons Charity Helps Children in Need

You know the saying "reduce, reuse, recycle," right? It's about throwing less away so we can prolong the health of the earth and produce less waste. But what if we told you the same exact phrase could help children affected by poverty too? 

Don't worry, we'll explain. If you have a child, even if they're grown now, think of how much stuff you went through. They were continually outgrowing the clothes you just bought them, demanding new toys, and only eating certain foods. Once they were through with something, what did you do? Probably gave it to a friend or threw it away, but did you ever think to donate it to charity? 

Cradles to Crayons is a 501C non-profit that accepts gently used clothes and children's items to give to underprivileged kids. Learn about them here.

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Top 10 Children’s Charities

Top 10 Children’s Charities

Whether it is poverty or starvation or cancer, the people who are most vulnerable to any issue that plagues society are the young. Children also face unique challenges over which they often have little control or even understanding. Thankfully, there are many children’s charities that support them with all kinds of issues. Here are ten of our favorites.


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