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This Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand Turned Into a Fundraising Institution

Alexandra Scott wasn’t even a year old when she was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. Her shocked parents found out she had neuroblastoma, and that even if she beat it, she would probably never walk. Alexandra had other ideas. She fought bravely and valiantly against the childhood cancer and succeeded by the age of 2 to… Read More

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Operation Warm Manufactures Their Own Coats for Underprivileged Children

On a cold December day in 1998, Dick Sanford was driving through the streets of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, when he saw a group of children converged at a bus stop — not an uncommon scene, except that the children wore no coats. Horrified, Sanford drove to a store and bought its entire stock of coats,… Read More

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The Center for Engaging Autism Wants to Help Your Dynamic Family

Autism is a tricky disorder. Though the stereotypes of autistic people being isolated and emotionless while harboring some special gift continue to thrive, the actuality of the disorder is much more complicated. This is something Mary Powell knows well. Powell has spent more than 25 years advocating for the rights of autistic adults and children,… Read More

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How Moms Against Sexual Abuse Is Transforming Lives

Dr. Claire Reeves knows too well about the monsters preying on children in America. A psychologist, Reeves often testifies in court in sexual assault cases involving children. But in 1992, she’d had enough of just testifying. She wanted to do something about a recurring issue she kept coming across: courts returning children to parents accused… Read More

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How FosterClub Is Transforming the Lives of Children in Foster Care

In 1996, Celeste and Jeff Bodner bought an old house in Seaside, Oregon, and hired a crew to renovate it. One day, two young boys arrived at the house to visit their mother’s boyfriend, who happened to be on the construction team. When the boys began appearing day after day, the Bodners started inviting them… Read More

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Want to Help a Refugee Child? Think About Getting a Thready

In 2011, Steve Lehmann went to Haiti to help victims of the horrific earthquake that had devastated the country a year earlier. What he saw there changed his life. “I saw the problem of trauma, particularly in children,” Lehmann said. “There was less attention paid to it at that time than today. My thought was,… Read More

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Here’s an Easy Way You Can Be Santa Claus to Needy Children

Every year, thousands of children write to Santa Claus, mailing their missives through the U.S. Postal Service. The letters don’t, however, reach the jolly old man. Typically, local post office employees — resources allowing — gather them together and respond to the children in Santa’s name. Operation Santa, as it’s called, has been around since… Read More

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How Much Do You Really Know About Toys for Tots?

Chances are high that you’ve heard of the amazing charity, Toys for Tots. Celebrities have endorsed it, professional athletes have rallied behind it and first ladies have championed it. But how much do you really know about this charity? For instance, did you know Toys for Tots was founded by and continues to be run… Read More

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Angel Tree Makes Sure Prisoners Children Have Christmas Gifts Too

For 2.7 million children in the U.S., Christmas is spent separated from a parent who is in prison. While other children squeal with joy as they unwrap presents, these children may be wrapped in shame from their parents’ crimes. Fortunately, charities exist that keep the bond strong between incarcerated parents and their children during the… Read More