“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill
Project Giving Kids is excited to be working with with some terrific organizations in and around Boston and Los Angeles, and soon the Bay Area too. These groups do all kinds of great work like help kids in need, care for animals, feed the hungry, and so much more. Scroll down to see the full list of charities currently on our site or click on the cause you want to help with to find charities working on that cause. Check back often because our list is growing all the time! And If you see some cool organizations not in your own backyard, that means they work in many areas and have projects that can be done from anywhere, so be sure to check those out too!
*Project Giving Kids partners with nonprofits we think have good opportunities for youth and that are interested in connecting with more kids, teens and families. All our partners sign an agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Project Giving Kids does not run the activities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. So, always be sure to do your own research too, to make sure it's a good fit for you before jumping in with both feet!
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The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa.
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a nonprofit dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding.
Our mission is simple: to collect as many crayons as possible and donate them to kids in need in an environmental and arts education initiative. Billions of crayons are produced each year, and much of that ends up in our landfills. These petroleum-derived crayons can take years - even decades - to decompose.
Gotta Have Sole Foundation was founded by 17 year old, Nichols Lowinger in 2010, when he was just 12-years old. Through his foundation, Nicholas gives brand-new sneakers to children in homeless shelters across the United States so that they can go to school, play sports and have fun!
Grades of Green is an environmental education nonprofit working to make environmental protection second-nature in young minds. With over 300,000 Grades of Green students across 39 states, we're inspiring kids and the broader school community to care for the environment. Join the movement at www.gradesofgreen.org.
Founded in 2004 by Meredith Alexander, a mother of two sons who resides in Los Angeles, Milk + Bookies was created to promote two very important and worthwhile efforts: CHILDREN'S LITERACY and SERVICE LEARNING. At Milk + Bookies Book-Raiser events, boys and girls are provided the opportunity to select and inscribe books that are then donated to their peers who do not have access to books of their own.
My New Red Shoes helps homeless and low-income children look and feel confident as they start the school year by providing them with the gift of new clothing and shoes. My New Red Shoes began in 2006 and has helped more than 45,000 homeless and low-income children.
Project Giving Kids (PGK) is all about Connecting Kids to Causes. We make it easy to find age-appropriate service opportunities that fit kids' busy lives and interests. We partner with nonprofit organizations doing cool stuff to help kids develop their sense of empathy, while strengthening the community at the same time.
The mission of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits, entertain and put a smile on the face of children in the hospital. A Jared Box is a plastic shoe box filled with games, toys, activities and notes. Boxes are created with love and then donated to local hospitals serving children in YOUR area.
Together We Rise is a nonprofit that helps children in foster care. We provide resources and assistance to help make their stay in foster care a little easier.