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Volunteering & Charity

It may sound old-school, but having a bake sale or helping out in a soup kitchen still earn altruism points. Here, some volunteer opportunities for your kids or the whole family.

Thanks to Marissa Vogel, thousands of kids have learned the true meaning of charity through volunteering.

At a Dress for Success benefit, an editor learns how the organization helps women get back into the workforce.

Pam Gaber came up with a doggone good idea to help children in her community by using therapy dogs.

A Marine Corps vet helps children who have lost a parent in the military.

Throwing birthday parties for needy kids is the gift that keeps on giving.  

How an accidental teacher changed a community, one handmade toy at a time.

When it comes to sick children and their families, Lori Lee knows that sharing truly is caring. 

Joan M. Cheever’s Chow Train provides meals-on- wheels to the homeless. 

Real estate agent Tami Pardee is brokering great deals for charity. 

When she is taking care of her family and taking care of business, a mother is a force to be reckoned with.

Genevieve Frederick founded Pets of the Homeless to offer animals the food their owners can't provide.

By: Louise Farr For Michelle Humphries, who founded Arms Outstretched Ministry to help the homeless, veterans and families in need, giving is a matter of faith.

Determined to give every child opportunities in life, Amy Stokes founded Infinite Family to pair orphans in South Africa with mentors from around the world.

Breast cancer survivor Bonny Diver-Hall knows that looking good on the outside means feeling good inside. That's why she founded Hair Peace Charities to help cover the high cost of wigs.

A trip to Ethiopia was a life changer for Allie Haley and Tim Hill. While volunteering at an orphanage, they met, fell in love with and eventually adopted a 3-year-old boy named Bini.

Believing that no teen should be left behind, Sally Matsuishi founded Next Generation Scholars to put disadvantaged kids on the path to college.

The Bushman twins are baking away to help needy families.