Volunteering

It's never too early to introduce your child to the spirit of giving. Find volunteer opportunities that will be meaningful to you and provide plenty of teaching moments for the kids.

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12 Inspiring Families Raising Funds to Fight Childhood Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and many families affected by the disease are working hard to raise awareness and funds for more research.

This Mom Is Helping Parents with Cancer, One Freezer Meal at a Time

After her own health scare, a food blogger and mom of three set out to help parents in cancer treatment the best way she knew how: by feeding their families with freezers full of meals.

A Parent's Guide to Navigating School Fundraisers

As schools rely more on donations to pay for supplies, special events, and even teacher salaries, the demands to donate can be extreme. And that can put some families in a bind. Experts explain the issues and how to vet school fundraisers.

20 Volunteer Ideas for Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Doing Good

From sorting recyclables to taking part in a rally for a good cause, these community service ideas for kids will make giving back second nature.

Man, 81, Who Cuddles NICU Babies Donates $1M: 'I Need to Do Everything I Can to Help'

As a father of three, grandfather to eight and great-grandfather to two, Louis Mapp has been rocking babies for much of his life—and he has no plans of stopping any time soon.

The Effects of Growing Up Poor

Childhood poverty creates a devastating ripple effect that can last a lifetime. Here's how you can help.     

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Teach Your Kids To Be Generous

Giving Tuesday and the holidays offer an opportunity to show your child how to give back.

How to Organize a Winter Clothing Swap

What to do with all those outgrown coats and boots? Organize a winter-clothing exchange at your child's school. 

8 Appropriate Volunteer Opportunities for Kids After Natural Disasters

After a weather tragedy, kids often want to help however they can, but finding suitable volunteer options for children can be difficult. Check out these kid-friendly options to get your child started.