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Girl's Dream of Providing Poor With Clean Water Comes True, Even After Her Tragic Death

A girl's goal to raise $300 for a nonprofit clean water group was cut tragically short when the 9-year-old died last week in car crash. Rachel Beckwith, of Bellevue, Wash., needed about $80 to complete her goal of sending the money to...Donations are pouring in, honoring a young girl who was tragically killed.

Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood Out to Win For Kids

Kerry Wood #34 of the Chicago Cubs. Credit: Dilip Vishwanat, Getty Images
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and his wife Sarah have created a foundation to benefit children's charities throughout the Chicago area.
"I believe it is...
Kerry and Sarah Wood set up foundation to help Chicago's children.

Boy, 9, Sells His Toys to Raise $2.85 for Gabrielle Giffords

Isaac Saldana, 9, sold his stuff to raise money for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Credit: Aracely Saldana In the wake of the Arizona shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded 13, many have wondered what they can do to help the...The young boy sold his prized possessions to raise money for the congresswoman.

Amazing Kid: Jessica Markowitz

Jessica Markowitz started raising money to help send Rwandan girls to school when she was just 11 years old. Credit: Lori Markowitz Amazing Kid: Jessica Markowitz Age: 15 Grade: 10th Home Town: Seattle School: Garfield High...Jessica Markowitz started raising money to help send Rwandan girls to school when she was just 11 years old.

Amazing Kid: Olivia Bouler

Olivia Bouler sits at her desk drawing birds to raise money for the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: Nadine Bouler
Amazing Kid: Olivia Bouler Age: 11 Grade: 6th Home Town: Islip, N.Y. School: Islip Middle School, Islip, N.Y....
Olivia Bouler, 11, turned her artistic talents into badly needed money to help care for the birds of the area after the Gulf oil spill disaster.

Teen Gives Her Last $100 So Needy Children Can Have Christmas Gifts

A Pennsylvania teen spent her Christmas money to ensure other kids have gifts under the tree. Credit: Corbis
Teenagers are so materialistic, so self-absorbed, so self-centered, so ...
Hold the stereotypes. You've never met Kyia...
Teen says she couldn't bear the thought of children waking up Christmas morning without presents.

Christmas Gift Card Miracle: Strangers Play Santa for Families Who Can't Afford Presents

A post on Jennifer Lawson's "The Bloggess" blog started a Christmas gift-giving chain. Credit: Jenny Lawson
Imagine having to tell your kids Santa won't be stopping at your house this Christmas. Or worrying you won't have enough...
One woman's blog entry spurred hundreds to donate more than $20,000 to those in need.

Amazing Kid: Austin Gutwein

Amazing Kid Austin Gutwein has raised millions of dollars for charity, using his favorite sport to make a difference. Credit: Courtesy of Hoops of Hope Amazing Kid: Austin Gutwein Age: 16 Grade: 11th Home Town: Mesa, Ariz....He was inspired to action by the story of a little Zambian girl named Maggie who had lost both of her parents to AIDS.

Amazing Kid: Brianna Cart

Amazing Kid Brianna Cart sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas. Credit: Maryanne VanBurger
Amazing Kid: Brianna Cart Age: 16 Grade: 11th Home Town: Owego, N.Y. School: Homeschooled Favorite Ice Cream: Rainbow...
Brianna Cart sends care packages to soldiers serving overseas.

Amazing Kid: Kylie Kuhns

Kylie Kuhns is working to help make life a little brighter for children with cancer. Credit: Courtesy of Kylie Kuhns Amazing Kid: Kylie Kuhns Age: 13 Grade: 8th Home Town: Mifflinburg, Penn. School: Mifflinburg Area Middle...This teen is helping kids with cancer conquer their fears.

Amazing Kid: Kyle & Garrett Weiss

Amazing Kids Garrett (l.) and Kyle (r.) Weiss spreading the gift of soccer near Gulu in Uganda. Credit: FUNDaFIELD
Amazing Kid: Kyle Weiss Age: 18 Grade: 12th Home Town: Danville, Calif. School: Monta Vista High School, Danville, Calif....
A trip to the Wold Cup in 2006 inspired the brothers to build soccer fields in Africa.

Amazing Kid: Shannon McNamara

Amazing Kid Shannon McNamara empowers girls in Africa through education. Credit: Megan McNamara
Amazing Kid: Shannon McNamara Age: 17 Grade: 12th Home Town: Basking Ridge, N.J. School: Ridge High School, Basking Ridge, New Jersey...
Shannon McNamara empowers girls in Africa through education.

Amazing Kid: Zach Bonner

Amazing Kid Zach Bonner raised money for homeless kids this year by walking coast-to-coast. Credit: Laurie Bonner
Amazing Kid: Zach Bonner Age: 13 Grade: 7th Home Town: Valrico, Fla. School: K12 Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip...
"If you're a kid and you want to help, just do it -- take your idea and run with it," Zach says.

Amazing Kid: Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta visits with orphans in India. Credit: Vikas Gupta
Amazing Kid: Neha Gupta Age: 14 Grade: 9th Home Town: Yardley, Penn. School: Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills, Penn. Favorite Ice Cream: Mango Why Neha is Amazing: Neha...
Inspired by her grandparents, Neha started raising money for orphans and underprivileged children when she was just 9 years old.

Amazing Kid: Brigitte Berman

Brigitte Berman, an anti-bullying advocate, is the youngest person ever to participate in a NASA mission. Credit: Ronald Dantowitz, Clay Center Observatory
Amazing Kid: Brigitte Berman Age: 16 Grade: 11th Hometown: Dover, Mass. School:...
She's helping to stop bullying and taking part in NASA space missions. Oh, and she is just 16.

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