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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This organization makes it onto our list for two reasons: It’s an awesome cause, and it offers what is undoubtedly the weirdest holiday-themed charitable event in the country. Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Pointe, IN, is where more than 230 abused and abandoned large cats now call home. Every year, the nonprofit throws its annual “pumpkin party,” where spectators and area children are invited to bring their old jack-o-lanterns, fill them with meat, and watch gangs of lions, tigers, and other big cats go to town. If your children have never seen a 400-pound tiger “playing with” a pumpkin, it’s a sight to see. Proceeds go to the center’s year-round operating expenses and rescue efforts.