Everyone feels the tug of good will during the holiday season. All the presents and fun bring to mind those who are less fortunate — those for whom a little help would mean a lot.
Don’t let your good intentions get lost in the shuffle of food, decorations, and shopping. There are so many great causes to get involved with and donating online has never been easier. These organizations provide a variety of opportunities for pitching in and making a difference in the life of a child.
Whether you can donate money, volunteer your time, or blog for a cause, there’s a perfect match for you with one of these organizations that I’ve selected as the Top 20 Charities for Kids.
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It all started with Mary Kay Beard, one of America's Most Wanted bank robbers and safe-crackers (safe cracker!). During her stint in a women's prison, she noticed that inmates would wrap up toiletries that churches had donated and give them as presents to their children. Once paroled, Mary Kay completed a fellowship and became involved in prison administration. Her first project? Christmas. She put that keen safe-cracking mind of hers to work and came up with the idea to set up the trees you see in department stores with the angel decorations that represent inmate's children. Take an ornament and donate a gift to a child.
This program embodies all the best parts of Christmas. The children of inmates have it rough, through no fault of their own. Angel Tree now reaches out to prisoners and their families year-round to restore family bonds and break the generational cycle of crime.
How You Can Help:
Register your church
to participate with Angel Tree or donate online.
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