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Grinch 'Steals' Christmas, but Community's Heart Grows 3 Sizes That Day

He's a mean one, Mr. Grinch. Credit: Amazon
"He hadn't stopped Christmas from coming. It came! Somehow or other, it came just the same."
That line from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" also applies to the nasty-wasty skunk who st...
Thief steals toys from needy kids but he can't stop Christmas from coming.

First Lady Helps Marines Bring In Toys For Older Kids

Michelle Obama delivers donations to the Marine Toys for Tots warehouse December 16, 2009, in Stafford, Va. Credit: Alex Wong, Getty Images
Speaking of "the few, the proud" ... U.S. Marines told first lady Michelle Obama this week th...

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year. The toys get distributed as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is...

Kid-Friendly Charities to Encourage Your Children to Give

When we started giving my 5-year-old daughter an allowance a few months back, we gave her three choices. She could take her five $1 bills and either put them into her piggy bank to save, a special jar to give away, or in her little princess purse to...

Mother Nature Shuts Down Seattle Toys for Tots

After teaching for years in low-income areas, I've seen first hand the joy that Toys for Tots can bring to struggling families. The toys were often distributed right from school, relieved parents knowing that they'd have something special under the t...

Will Economy Affect Kids' Christmas Lists?

When I was a kid, I knew next to nothing about money. My parents still laugh about the time when I put together my Christmas list for Santa and asked for a microwave for my mother and new socks for my father. In my eyes they were equal things, as the...

Get your Cabbage Patch candidate doll on eBay

With only a week to go, the 2008 Presidential election has reached fever pitch. Are you a fiercely loyal voter? Wondering what you're going to do on November 5th when the election coverage slows down? Can't imagine life if the other team wins? Here's...

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