Five Charities That Really Help Children
Everyone Loves the Idea of Helping Children, But Which Charities Really Reach Them?
Charities that help children are at the top of my list when it comes to donations. There's nothing more compelling than a sick, injured, or under-educated child in need. I also love animal charities and charities for homeless people. Maybe a charity helping homeless children to interact with lovable pets would be the ultimate for me, but I haven't found that one yet.
Here are some great charities I've found that benefit children. I hope you'll find a charity that's deserving of your philanthropy here!
1. African Angel
This charity helps children in Accra, Ghana.
I was inspired to create this page thanks to Quirina, who wrote about Harriet, the African Angel.
The African Angel organization cannot help children everywhere, so they focus on helping children in the Bukom section of Accra, the capitol city of Ghana.
Harriet Bruce-Annan started African Angel to provide education, food, and care to needy children.
Their site states: "Our association offers to the parents of the children from Bukom living in poverty to accommodate their children in a protected home with regular meals, neat clothing and medical care."
There are more than six hundred children on the waiting list.
See their website: African Angel - Chances for Children.
To donate, send money via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Helping Homeless Youth
2. Covenant House
They provide shelter, food, and hope for runaways and other homeless teenaged children.
This is one of my favorite charities.
Covenant House helps children who are homeless -- with an outreach service that goes out to look for them on the streets.
Most specifically, Covenant House helps teenagers who are homeless and on the streets, including family-less former foster care teens who have aged out of the child protective services system and have been forced into the world without even knowing who their parents are.
These children really need help!
Here's the website: http://www.covenanthouse.org/
Help the Children
3. The Inner City Scholarship Fund
The Inner City Scholarship Fund provides educational help for impoverished New York City children.
This charity seeks out impoverished children in the NYC public school system, then gives them scholarships to local Catholic schools for a higher standard of education.
Their website: http://www.icsf-nyc.org
4. St. Judes Children's Research Hospital - Help sick children.
5. Operation Smile - Reconstructive Surgery for Children with Cleft Palates.
My son was born with Pierre Robin syndrome, which is a precursor to a cleft palate. I feel very lucky that he didn't need surgery.
Many children aren't so lucky, and they are born with a deformed upper lip and palate.
We can help them get the surgery they need to live a normal life.
Here's the website: http://www.operationsmile.org/
Other notable charities for children - Can you suggest one in the comment section below?
Amazima is a charity for orphaned children in Uganda.
- Cris "Kesz" Valdez - Championing Community Children
Cris Valdez, also known as Kesz, is a remarkable boy. At the age of 13, he has experienced and achieved more than many adults have, and it appears that he is headed for far greater things in the future. Kesz is the recipient of this year's Internatio
- Angels with Faith
Prayer requests taken.
- Children of The Caribbean - Every Child Matters
Helping children in the Caribbean.
Organizations that help you find trustworthy charities to donate to:
- Charity Navigator - America's Largest Charity Evaluator
Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, provides free financial evaluations of America's charities. We are the individual donor's first source for unbiased news and information on philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, wis
Here's another trusted site that evaluates charities - the Better Business Bureau!
Please let me know about any worthwhile, trustworthy charities for children that I may have missed...