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Huffington Post Highlights Top-Rated Charities Helping Kids

Comments (4) November 19, 2012

Earlier this month The Huffington Post highlighted some of the nonprofits that have already qualified for our 2012 Top-Rated List.  The HuffPo slideshow focused on charities dedicated to providing support and education for children and families. The nonprofits featured were:

Congrats to these outstanding small charities! These nonprofits are located all around the country and are providing aid and opportunities for children in need. Some are dedicated to educating low-income children by providing the resources necessary to succeed academically. Others provide support and treatment to children facing severe medical conditions.

Check out The Huffington Post article hereand stay tuned for more featured winners of the Top-Rated Awards.

Are you a nonprofit? There’s still time to win a spot on the 2012 Top-Rated List!

Getting Kids into Giving Back

Comments (13) August 6, 2012

Kids volunteer

What makes you want to give back? How can you actively work to raise generous children who find donating time to charity not just responsible but also fun? Check out these tips!

On the CBS Saturday Early Show, clinical psychologist Dr. Paul Donahue offered a few tips for raising a generous and compassionate child who loves to give:

  • Teach giving, not taking, at home by encouraging kids to help out in the kitchen. Even young kids can make a real contribution to the family meal.
  •  Make sure older kids help their siblings. This collaboration – teaching them sports, reading to them, or helping with homework – creates a sense of everyone being in it together.
  • Teach kids about respect and caring by being a model yourself. Your kids take cues from you.
  • To teach kids about contributing to the community, go beyond donations of food or clothing and perform giving acts, like helping an elderly neighbor with household tasks.

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