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Consider Giving to Non-Profits on #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Giving TuesdayEncourage your child’s giving spirit for #GivingTuesday, “a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season.”  The first-time campaign launches today (as an antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday) and hopes to spread a “great tradition of generosity.”

Visit GivingTuesday.org to learn more about the campaign and read about various non-profit organizations.  You can also consider the child- and family-focused foundations below that various editors have mentioned before on Goodyblog.

Reading Is Fundamental – brings free books and literacy resources to children across the U.S.

WhyHunger - gives access to healthy, affordable food to impoverished communities in the world

Soles4Souls – collects new and gently-used shoes to people in over 125 countries

88bikes – provides new bicycles to children, in particular girls rescued from human trafficking, in Africa and Asia

Pencils of Promise – builds schools and encourages education in Africa, Asia, and South America

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What To Do With Your Kids’ Outgrown Shoes

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Is your little one outgrowing her shoes so quickly that you now have a pile of sneakers she no longer wants or needs? Instead of throwing them away, consider donating them to the “Big Hearts, Little Shoes” initiative instead. This shoe drive is a joint effort between The Little Gym, a chain of learning and physical development centers for kids, and Soles4Souls, the world’s largest provider of shoes to families in need. Outgrown shoes can be dropped off at Little Gym locations, even if your child does not attend classes there. And don’t worry if the shoes are worn out from lots of playtime, because Soles4Souls will still find a use for them by recycling the materials. This way, you clear off some extra space on the family shoe rack and children in need benefit from your donation. Plus, your kids will learn about charity and helping others. It’s a win-win. Find your nearest drop-off location and start spreading the love now.

Photo courtesy of The Little Gym.

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