Top Organizations and Charities for Kids
The holidays are the prime time for giving back - and what better way to do it than by supporting a kids charity? These organizations offer some of the coolest holiday programs for kids, and all of them provide money to worthwhile causes. So if you've got a few extra bucks, some volunteer time, or extra clothes and supplies laying around the house, here's where you can send them. And if we missed an organization you love working with during the holidays, please spread the word and nominate it here! - Christina Couch
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The goal of this organization is simple: Ensure that every kid who needs a coat this winter gets one. Since 1998, Operation Warm has donated more than 775,000 new coats to kids in poverty throughout the US – 225,000 of those coats were delivered in 2010 alone. Operation Warm also has an environmentally conscious slant. In recent years, the organization has developed a new coat that’s partially made from recycled bottles and has created a sustainable-education program for elementary-school students. Winter, unsurprisingly, is when Operation Warm hits its stride. A mere $20 donation will buy a child a new coat. $500? That buys enough coats to warm up an entire elementary-school class.