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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.

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.

Marathoner Liz Ferro knows all about the feeling of empowerment that comes with crossing the finish line.

Brett Hartley's charity basketball tournaments are winners on and off the court.

Teen Brett Hartley turned his love of sports into a annual charity fundraiser and family affair.

NonPareil Institute doesn't just provide career training for autistic young adults — it gives them and their families hope for the future.

A correspondent with compassion, the Today show's Jill Rappaport has made it her mission to find shelter animals a loving home for life.

With Wishbone.org, Beth Schmidt is helping disadvantaged teens pursue their passions and claim a brighter future.

By creating sports clinics for children with special needs, 17-year-old Zachary Certner is giving them a real chance to shine.