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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Nothing captures the spirit of the holidays quite like fulfilling a child’s lifelong wish. And nobody fulfills dreams quite like Make-A-Wish. Since 1980, the organization has granted more than 213,000 wishes – that’s one every 40 minutes – for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Dreams range from turning a boy with kidney cancer into a superhero to introducing a young patient to the real Elmo. Every holiday season, Make-A-Wish partners with an array of retail stores and financial and credit institutions to raise money for kids.
How You Can Help: Make a purchase through one of Make-A-Wish’s retail partners, create your own wish list at Toys “R” Us, donate directly on their website, volunteer your time in fundraising or office help, contribute airline miles, or do your holiday shopping through the Make-A-Wish Marketplace.