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3 Important Ways To Help Children In Need

by Vicky Price

When it comes to charitable causes, it is important to remember children. In the United States and the rest of the world, children are often in great need. If you are looking for ways to spread your money out among some humanitarian needs, there are many ways to help children that you might want to consider. Once you focus on a need that speaks to your heart, you'll be able to reach out to organizations that will be glad to take your donation, volunteer effort or other help. Consider some of these important causes, so that you can begin helping a child today. 

#1: Children That Are In Need Of School Supplies

Every child deserves to go to school with all of the supplies they need to learn, do their homework and be active contributors to their own education. However, many children don't have this opportunity, since studies indicate that more than half of students in today's public school system come from low-income families, receiving free or reduced lunch. Because of this, a little bit of kindness goes a long way, and you might consider donating money for school supplies, or purchasing things like pencils, pens, notebooks and book bags to give away to schools, or to organizations that will get the supplies to kids that need them the most. 

#2: Children That Are Going Hungry

In addition to an alarming need for free and reduced lunch programs, some 16 million kids in the United States are going hungry. In fact, for a lot of kids, the meal that they receive at school is the only meal that they will be receiving that day. You will be able to make a huge contribution by donating to programs that help kids get the food that they need, through things like stipends, hot meals and canned food drives. 

#3: Children That Need Help During The Holidays

When the holiday season rolls around, plenty of children are in need of having a smile on their face. For some children, they may not have any presents to open on Christmas without donations. Other children may be suffering from long-term or terminal illnesses, and might have to spend Christmas in a hospital. To that end, you'll be able to join programs that allow you to buy and donate toys, help purchase Christmas trees and sponsor sick children to shower with love and gifts during the holiday season. 

Consider these three ways to help, so that you can touch a child's life through your effort and donations.