8-Year-Old Boy Gathers Christmas Presents for Puerto Rican Children

Jayden Perez is eight years old, a third-grader in New Jersey who has Puerto Rican branches on both sides of his family tree. Just after Thanksgiving, when Christmas is on everyone’s mind, he came to his mother with a wish to give to those in need in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. […]

11-Year-Old’s Nonprofit Allows Foster Children to ‘Carry With Confidence’

Imagine this: You are a child in the foster care system. You have no expectation of consistency or home. You have been moved four times in five years; the reasons don’t matter, but they keep coming up. You’re too expensive, you’re not a good fit, a judge you met once has decided you’re in the […]

6 Tips for Raising a Child to Be Philanthropic

If you’re a philanthropist yourself—no matter the amount or size of your gifts—you probably want your children to follow in your footsteps and learn the values of generosity and kindness to other living beings. But sometimes it seems like there’s so much distraction, you don’t know if your hopes are falling on deaf ears. Here are […]

Locks of Love Provides Wigs for Kids

Thinking about a drastic haircut? Chopping off your luscious ponytail? Did you know that you can donate your hair to Locks of Love? Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that helps financially disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss. While chemotherapy is the best known cause of hair loss, there are a variety of […]

Teaching Your Children to Give Back

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us have gift-giving and family time on the mind. That also is followed usually with overeating and over-shopping. However, there is a positive side to the season that doesn’t involve overindulging:  It’s an opportunity to give back to the community and start teaching the children in […]

Kids Give Back, Too

We Day was celebrated by over 150,000 kids at Seattle's Key Arena.

They might not be old enough to have a job, but there are a lot of kids who want to “give back.”  Are they old enough to have anything worth giving?  They would tell you they do.  They give their time and love. In a heartwarming story, a nine-year-old Australian boy named Mac Miller started […]