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Baby Gifts that Give Back

Gifts that also honor a cause can bring added meaning to baby shower presents. Credit: Getty
Baby gifts can be a joy to give, but, for some, they can end up being one more thing to cross off an already overloaded to-do list. If you're in need o...

Father's Day Gift Pick: Adopt-A-Creature

Lend a helping fin to a deserving dolphin. Credit: Getty Images
"Under the sea, under the sea, darling it's better, down where it's wetter ..." OK, Dad may not be a big fan of "The Little Mermaid," but we bet he'll love the idea of adopting a s...

30 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Your body is producing hormones that can cause your joints to loosen, which could make your feet grow. Credit: GE Healthcare If you're planning on donating or storing your baby's cord blood, you should get the paperwork in order before...

Share Our Strength - Text Your Donation and End Childhood Hunger

In this country, there are over 12 million children who go hungry every day. An even larger number are what is called "food insecure," which means that they aren't sure, from day to day, where their next meal is coming from. Hungry kids are at risk f...

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...

Paris Hilton helps build children's hospital

Wow, I guess it's true. After spending what must have felt like an eternity in accommodations not quite up to the Hilton Hotels standards, it seems that heiress Paris Hilton is trying to become a better person. According to hospital officials, the tw...

Teenager gives the gift of education

We all know that there are a lot of people in other countries that don't have access to the same comforts and resources that we have in the United States. We see it on TV and read about it in the papers and we think what a shame it is and maybe we ev...

Wee lad offers Wii to we who donate

Since he was about three, Tyler Strasser has been collecting items to give to the poor. This year, in an attempt to get more people to contribute to his toy drive, he offered up the chance to win a Nintendo Wii as an incentive. The Wii is the hot vid...

Birthday gifts for the firehouse

This past weekend, Jared attended the birthday party of one of his classmates. When we received the invitation, I was intrigued by the note asking that, instead of gifts for the birthday girl, guests bring a toy to take to the firehouse. So we picked...

Ending hunger by expanding your vocabulary

What if there was an easy way to help provide food to the United Nations World Food Programme for distribution to the hungry in 75 countries around the world? What if it cost you nothing? What if, on top of all that, it was fun and educational? Well,...

Eight-year-old gives birthday presents to slain deputy

Sgt. Chris Reyka, an 18-year veteran of the Broward sheriff's department in Florida and father of four, was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle last August. His killers are still at large. His family, meanwhile, are without their...

Class trip turns into help for the poor

If you're in the Portland, Maine area and are looking for a private school, I'd say the Cathedral School, a Catholic elementary school turns out some pretty decent students. Every year, the graduating eighth grade students raise money for an end-of-y...

Labatt heir gives millions to children's hospital

When Arthur Labatt was an infant, doctors still made house calls. When he was nine months old, back in the mid 1930's, Dr. Alan Brown, the physician-in-chief at the Hospital for Sick Children and co-inventor of Pablum, made such a visit, coming well ...

Streisand gives unexpected cash to school

I wish I had a story like this to tell every day. It seems Barbra Streisand has been giving the gift of music to a number of schools across the country. Most recently, the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts in Minnesota was the beneficiary of ...

Cheap and easy philanthropy

Sure, you'd like to help out -- help out somehow, somewhere -- but you're not rich and you don't know where to begin, right? Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools has a great way to help out one of the most important jobs we have -- educating the next generation....

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