Millions of children are in need each year due to poverty, illnesses, or homelessness. Families and children rely on many charities to assist with toys, clothing, food, and monetary donations in the event the child is ill. Here are some great charities always in need of donations to help children.

Give 2 Kids

Give 2 Kids is a great charitable foundation that helps families and children with furniture gain access to education to safe, affordable, and alternative cancer treatment. Since cancer is one of the leading causes of death in children, educating the public helps families be more aware of the options available. The goal of the company is to educate the public on childhood cancer and assist families with kids with cancer through donated cars.

Pajama Program

Since there are thousands of homeless children throughout the country and in shelters, the Pajama Program is based in New York with several chapters throughout the country. The mission of the program is to bring new pajamas and books to children in shelters. The goal is to help reduce the stress in children by giving them a loving comfortable night. The charitable foundation takes monetary donations, new books, and pajamas.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America

The Big Brother/Big Sister provides children with a mentor to bring about long-term friendships. Big Brothers and Sisters are matched carefully with the child who needs a mentor. Once the match has been complete, there are designated times to do activities such as taking a walk in the park, going to a museum, listening to music, hanging out and talking, and more. Helping children be passionate about what they believe in and encouraging the child to be successful in life is the ultimate goal of the foundation.

Make a Wish

This charitable foundation is non-profit with a primary mission to assist children ages 2.5 to 18 years old with critical illnesses. The wishes help put a little spark in the child’s life from going to all the medical appointments, receiving treatment, and potentially spending a long time in the hospital. Some wishes that have been granted include trips to Disney World, see a famous musician or actor or go someplace they have always dreamed about. Make a wish relies on monetary donations to make these dreams come true.

With millions of children in need of assistance throughout the country, these charities will assist the child in getting the materials, support, or care they need to make it through a difficult time.

By Lizzie Weakley

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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