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22 Places for Kids to Create Art

Fan the creative spark in your kids by trying out a visual art class during the school year or with a summer camp.

Seattle teens help build tiny homes for homeless

Students who volunteer with Sawhorse Revolution help design tiny homes with local architectural firms and construct the small, transportable homes.

Local resettlement agencies provide refugee families support getting settled in their new home

The data may call them refuge cases, but we know that these are families — families fleeing famine, war and drought in their home countries.

Modern Boffin creates STEM kids' clothing

Tacoma-based Modern Boffin creates stylish STEM-related clothing for all ages to encourage a love of science.

Dad Next Door: Superheroes in the classrooms

If we don't acknowledge and applaud the superheroes in our own lives they may disappear.

Roo’s World of Discovery in Kirkland offers big fun, low-sensory play

Roo’s World of Discovery offers big fun, low-sensory play in Kirkland for kids with special needs

Finally, science toys for girls that aren't perfume kits

The local faces of an international refugee crisis

Life in this country does come with many things that refugees lacked in their home countries, like accessible food, safe places to live and clean water, but it also comes with extraordinary struggle and the potential for backlash, shame and prejudice.

A “forever family” remembers foster kids by volunteering with Seattle nonprofit Amara

Amara has helped them with legal and emotional support, and provided a place for the kids to visit their biological parents. In turn, Fred and Adam’s family contributes to Amara with their money, time and expertise.

“Tween Machine” uses pedal power to raise money for cystic fibrosis research

A bright-green, three-person, 10-feet long bicycle being pedaled by a dad and his two “tween-age” daughters is a rare and delightful sight. It’s even better when you find out that the bike is also a fundraising powerhouse for cystic fibrosis.

Social Venture Kids Preps the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Social Venture Kids is a program that helps teens select worthy social challenges and teaches them how to make a real-world impact.

Seattle company That Lucky Bracelet brings joy to hospitalized children with care packages

With a history of hospitalizations due to severe eczema, Sophie Harris wanted to help other kids who are suffering. Seven years ago, Sophie, now 16, founded an organization that creates “Smile Packages” for ill children all over the world.

Sammamish teen travels to Nairobi to deliver supplies and lessons in technology to children

Christopher Lee believes that technology skills can lift people out of poverty — including orphaned and impoverished kids in Nairobi, Kenya. And he’s traveling there to give them a hand up.

This Seattle family makes charity a part of everyday life through small gestures

Chris and Tiffany Acker of Seattle make giving an essential part of their daily lifestyle, and they’re teaching their children to do the same.

Inspired to help impoverished children abroad, a young Seattle author gives back

For Elisa Johnson, living in and traveling across Asia for most of her life until she was 7 gave her a chance to see firsthand the poverty and challenges faced by families in developing countries — and it made her want to help.
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