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How Crayons Are Helping Our Planet and Not Just Our Minds

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 04.11.2016 | Green
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

The idea is simple. The Crayon Collection works to create a social shift with our children, build an awareness from a young age, and instills the concepts of collection, reallocation, and stopping wastefulness.

This Holiday Season, Be a Hero for a Child in Crisis

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

As 2015 comes to a close, I look around the world and see children -- much like Nathalie was --who have so much potential but need our support to realize it. From the rebuilding efforts in Nepal to the growing migrant crisis in Eastern Europe, children need us now more than ever.

People Lovin' People

PS22 Chorus | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
PS22 Chorus

What kind of world do you want for 2030? The famed Staten Island PS22 Chorus answers in word and song.

If Anyone Deserves A Little Help This Holiday Season, It's These Families

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact

Update: HuffPost readers donated about $60,000 to the families below in response to this editorial series. Donation sites remain open. Spreading h...

Couple Sorts Through 1,000 Letters To Santa To Fulfill Christmas Lists For Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact

Jennifer Jones and Matt Beresh have a box of tissues handy when they read the letters to Santa that they've collected -- the kids who wrote them often...

Underemployment, Poverty and the New Normal in America

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

Underemployment is expensive in dollars and even more costly in terms of its impact on children of under-employed parents. We need to make discussing and addressing this imperfect imbalance a priority.

How One Brave Doctor Is Mending Broken Hearts

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a baby is born with a heart defect. Most heart defects are treatable. In the U.S., 95 percent of children ar...

Surprising Kids With Dream Toys Is Truly Priceless

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.24.2013 | Parents

How do you teach children that Christmas is about giving and not just getting? The team at BuzzFeed came up with one incredible answer. First, the...

Believing Is Almost Everything

Susie Spain | Posted 01.27.2014 | Los Angeles
Susie Spain

Sometimes the smallest things that happen can be miracles. Sometimes the smallest moments are miraculous. The point is that we believe.

VOTE: Top Local Nonprofit Of The Month Helping Kids

Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact

Underprivileged kids across the globe are in need of shelter, education, medical treatment, support networks, and comfortable pajamas to slip into for...

'Building Strong Beginnings for Children Is Critical'

Linda Richter | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Linda Richter

When families can no longer protect children, or when family members themselves are a threat to children as a result of mental ill-health or substance abuse, the state, civil society and international donors must do all they can to protect children.

A Gift That Lasts a Lifetime

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Stevanne Auerbach

You can join a special holiday gift giving campaign (in cooperation with Save the Children) and purchase a One World Futbol.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness... Do We Still Believe?

Jaime Hanks | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Jaime Hanks

Life throws us all lemons, but if you don't have the tools or resources available -- like sugar and water or education and basic needs met -- you can't turn them in to lemonade, no matter how hard you try.

Coin-Chomping for Children's Charities

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Linley

I find it absolutely off-putting for a children's game to be linked to money. But, I have an idea that could help make the pill a little less bitter, at least for parents like myself.