When nonprofits truly meet their mission, it is magical!

Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts is a FREE 10-day residential performing arts boot camp for 11-17 year-old students from low-income families. Participants train with performing arts teachers and professionals in the field. Kids attend this high-caliber camp at no cost to their families, a policy to which they are deeply committed.  Applicants must submit essays to be considered.… Read more →

Meet Kylee McCumber, who took action when she learned of classmates facing food insecurity

Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz provides food for kids facing food insecurity over weekends. In 2012, ten-year old Kylee McCumber of Leominster, MA founded Kylee’s Kare Kids for Kidz after she noticed children eating breakfast in the schools cafeteria. When she found out they didn’t have enough food to eat at home she knew she needed to do something to… Read more →

Three Belmont, MA students are creating art for you to benefit charities!

Belmont, MA students Grace, Gillian, and Frances bring you original works of art to benefit charity! Their creations include painted wood pieces, melted crayons over canvases with silhouette, glass bottles with decorations, and drawings of mermaids. In addition to getting a piece of original artwork, the proceeds will be split among the following charities: Against Malaria Foundation; Kiva.org; Make-a-Wish Foundation;… Read more →

2nd Annual Gifts list supporting a wide variety of causes!

Here are some unique and beautiful gift ideas from companies who have incorporated charitable projects into their business plans. This is certainly not all there is. Please add to the list! Feed Clutch Purse Hope Perfume, hand cream  State Backpacks and Bags Every Mother Counts Tote Better World Books Roma Rain Boots Beantown Blankets Bird and Stone Jewelry Grounds and Hounds… Read more →

Attention readers! These hand made bookmarks support the Women’s Foundation of Nepal

A 6th grader from Belmont, MA has come up with a creative way to raise money for the Women’s Foundation of Nepal, and we love it so much we had to share! Subi’s parents are from Nepal and they visit often. She learned about the Women’s Foundation of Nepal because her mother always comes home with beautiful scarves made by… Read more →

Innovative children’s book supports Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music

With a love of Hip-Hop history and of giving back, Howie Abrams and Michael “Kaves” McLeer set out to create a work of art for young kids. The Hip-Hop Alphabet book takes you on a historical journey highlighting many of the greats and different aspects that made hip hop what it is today. On top of creating amazing rhymes and… Read more →

When workouts meet philanthropy

What do you get when a creative genius who is philanthropic to the core and a fitness devotee? You inspire thousands of fitlanthropists and establish a group you really should join called #wedohardstuff. Created by Jesse Itzler this is just one of many projects he has spearheaded, and Devote loves this one for the charitable angle. Every month he creates… Read more →

You have the power to help!

The devastation we’ve seen from the hurricanes is overwhelming. Mother Nature has hit to such an alarming degree that it’s hard to know where to start to help, especially if you are individual living hundreds of miles away. In addition to the most visible organizations such as the Salvation Army, Red Cross and Global Giving, here are some other organizations that need our… Read more →

Books, rain boots, and dog food!

Some companies you should remember the next time you shop online or are in stores selling these products. Charitable giving is a part of their mission statement and corporate culture. Every time you buy a book through Better World Books, they donate a book to one of several organizations. Make this your online book retailer and promote literacy at the same time.… Read more →

Can you imagine your child going hungry for even one day this summer?

Summer barbecues, picnics, and dinners on the back porch with family and friends will be enjoyed by millions in America. Feeding people we love often means cooking way more than we need….we’ve all done that! The intentions are so good but with these celebrations will come millions of pounds of leftovers headed for the trash. Why is food waste a… Read more →