Make a Child Smile
Every month children with life-threatening illnesses are featured on their website. All you have to do is go to each child’s individual page, read their story and write down their mailing address posted right next to their picture. Then just be creative and mail them cards, letters, gifts, crafts, etc.
The Box Project
Their mission is to help families living in rural poverty in America to become self-sufficient and overcome the cycle of poverty by offering them friendship, education, and material aid. Send an impoverished family gift boxes filled with clothing, food, and more. 1-800-268-9928.
Canine Companions for Independence
Help raise and train a puppy that will eventually assist children and adults with physical disabilities. 1-800-572-2275.
Locks of Love
Donate your (or your child’s) just-cut hair (10-inch minimum) to help provide hairpieces for children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. 1-866-896-1588.
Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade, blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Call 1-309-664-7814 or via email.