How we care for children, protect their welfare, and prepare them for the future are the most important issues we face during our lifetime. – Anonymous
This week I’d like to highlight our children’s charities. Our Official Charities Program has 16 children’s charities many of which are Los Angeles’ finest charitable organizations dedicated to meeting the needs of children locally and worldwide.
Blind Children’s Center is a family-centered agency which serves young children with visual impairments.
Child S.H.A.R.E. (Support, Hope, Advocacy, Resources, Encouragement) is a non-profit organization that helps to find safe, loving and stable homes for abused children.
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County uses the power of running to prepare girls in 3rd thru 8th grades for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living.
Justice For Murdered Children is determined to see that the scales of justice are balanced, that our murdered children are not forgotten and that the rights of the victims’ families are zealously protected.
Love Without Boundaries Foundation is a worldwide group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned and impoverished children in China.
The Pablove Foundation mission is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.
Stoked Mentoring mission is to empower youth from underserved communities by providing programs based in action sports culture.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases
Sunshine Kids Foundation provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.
The Alliance for Children’s Rights is protecting the rights and futures of abused and impoverished children throughout Los Angeles County.
The Karno Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization inspired and energized by kids.
Karno Kids supports, encourages and motivates fellow youth to get outside and become physically active and helps restore and preserve the environment.
The Painted Turtle mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment for sick children and their families – one that allows these children to participate in an authentic camp experience by supporting their medical needs and offers their families care, education and respite.
The Story Project is committed to building a stronger society by strengthening communication skills in kids through our after-school programs.
Wildwoods Foundation with a motto of “Building Community by Exploring Nature” the Wildwoods Foundation provides innovative outdoor and nature-based programs to the communities of the greater Los Angeles region.
Youth Mentoring Connection awakens at-risk youth to their power, unique gifts and purpose by matching them with caring adult mentors
Zimmer Children’s Museum is dedicated to teaching people about the BIG IDEAS of global citizenship, community responsibility, and cultural sensitivity
Consider running on behalf a children’s charities and help to give children all over the world a fighting chance at a brighter tomorrow and a more fulfilling future. http://www.lamarathon.com/charities/
“Sunshine Kids has given me the opportunity to be a kid. I will remember it for the rest of my life. Even though I had a below the knee amputation, I now feel I can do any sport or anything” - Katie Divulus, Sunshine Kid