Tuesday, December 1, 2015

15 Charities That Help and Support Children

    When I was younger and single, I never thought  about children in need. Yes, I feel bad for unfortunate children but I never stepped up and never came out of my comfort zone. Now that I have children of my own, it does open up a whole new level of awareness in your heart. It pulls on my heartstrings in many ways. While there are a lot of non profit charities to support , I've compiled a few and provided the links so you can read more information on how to help.



   What a better way to teach our children what Christmas is really about . That Christmas is not just about receiving  and that we do not have to wait for Christmas to bless someone. Imagine how we obsessed about the kind of food we feed our children, while some kids don't even have something to eat. How we have to shop for another pair of shoes because it is on sale while some kids don't even own one. How we fill up  our trees with so many gifts for our children, that we unconsciously teach them what Christmas is not about. Do you know how much will it affect an unfortunate kid receiving a present on Christmas? You are giving them great joy... that at least for once a year..they get a new outfit or a new toy.



    This post is NOT an affiliate post . This post is to reach out to you,  that this Christmas lets give love to children who are in need.  Remember too that the most important gift we can bless them with  is the gift of prayer.


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1. CHILD FUND - Child Fund's  aim is to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.  You can give by a monthly giving commitment , give a bike , Investment fund , give books and by giving through real gifts catalog.

https://www.childfund.org/
 Image source : https://www.childfund.org/

2. SAMARITAN'S PURSE

   From the Bible passage Luke 10:30-37  , where a Samaritan helped and rescued a man (while others just passed by) , is what  the Samaritan's purse had been doing for over 40 years. They are a non denominational  evangelical Christian organization that provides help throughout the world.These are some of he few things that Samaritan's Purse do for the kids : children ministries, international crisis response ,feeding programs and operation Christmas child. To read more about what they do , click here. To read more about who they are, click here.


http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

3. ST. JUDE'S CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

St. Jude treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases. When you help St. Jude , you help with their research against the fight to cancer , families never receives a bill so they can concentrate on their child . Your donation will provide treatment , housing and food, after all, all a family should concentrate on is helping their child live. To learn more about how you can get involve , click here.

https://www.stjude.org/
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4. SAVE THE CHILDREN

     Their vision states : A world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. They save children’s lives around the world. They fight for children’s rights and help them fulfill their potential. To read more about the great help they provide  the children, click here.



https://www.savethechildren.net/what-we-do


5. FEEDING AMERICA

   Feeding America leads the fight against hunger in communities nationwide. They provide food and support to more than 12 million children each year through programs like the BackPack Program, Kids Cafe, the School Pantry Program and the Child Hunger Corps. To read more about how you can help, click here .

http://www.feedingamerica.org/


6. MARINES TOYS FOR TOTS

    The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. To read more about their goals , objectives and activities , click here.

http://www.toysfortots.org/Default.aspx

7. FAMILY GIVING TREE 

Their mission states :  The Family Giving Tree fulfills the exact holiday wishes and provides backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in the most need in our communities while inspiring the values of kindness, philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more on how you can help, click here.

http://www.familygivingtree.org/about-us

8. SHOES THAT FIT
 Shoes That Fit is helping children in need in thousands of schools across America. Over 1.4 million pairs of new shoes and other necessities have been raised and distributed and that number continues to grow. They accept no government funding  and with over 90% of contributions going directly to school children through an impressive network of volunteer-run local grassroots chapters, Shoes That Fit is uniquely efficient and effective in its life-changing operations. To read more, how you can make a difference and get involve , click here.


http://www.shoesthatfit.org/
9. ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND 

Alex's lemonade stand ,  raises money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer. To learn more about them, click here..

http://www.alexslemonade.org/

10.CAMP QUALITY
 
   Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Get involve, Click here.

http://www.campqualityusa.org/
11.USAID-ASIA-PHILIPPINES

   USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty. Their mission. To read more about their mission, click here. To get involve, click here.

https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid


12. STAR APPLE FOUNDATION

Star Apple Foundation's mission statement is to help the poor have a better life by providing basic housing , help victims of natural disasters with emergency aid and to help get their lives back on track
 and to stem out Malnutrition to improve health and education of children. To read more about what they do, click here. You can get involve , here.

http://www.starapple.ph/index.html

13. CHARITY INTERNATIONAL -PREVENT CHILD TRAFFICKING

 Charity International's mission statement is  to work with children, families and communities to overcome a lack of food, poverty and homelessness. Help them prevent child trafficking by helping one child at a time overcome poverty and hunger. To read more information and get to get involve. click here.

http://www.charityinternational.com/prevent-child-trafficking.cfm

14. CHILDHOPE ASIA-PHILIPPINES

   ChildHope Philippines is an international, non-profit , non-political, non-sectarian organization whose principal purpose is to advocate for the cause of street children in the Philippines. To read more about their projects and how to get involve, click here.

http://childhope.hope.org.ph/

15.SMILE TRAIN.ORG

  Smile Trains provides free cleft surgery for children.  To get involve, click here.

  Image source :http://www.smiletrain.org/





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2 comments:

  1. What a great list! It can be so overwhelming trying to decide where you should donate money, especially when you hear of charities that are somewhat shady. I'm bookmarking this for future reference!

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  2. You make a fantastic point. We should take stock of our what we have more often, and spread the joy to others who may not be so lucky. I love this list! What a perfect way to instill the value of Christmas, beyond the lights, the tree, and even the gifts.

    Thanks for sharing such a thoughtful post on #SHINEbloghop. We're so happy you were able to join us this week!

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