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Tanner's Totes is a non-profit organization that helps pre-teens and teens with cancer and other conditions that require long term hospital stays. The group provides tote bags filled with age-appropriate items to older kids and teens (often a "forgotten" demographic as donations mostly focus on younger kids).
Student Conservation Association
SCA provides college and high school-aged members with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable, from tracking grizzlies through the Tetons to restoring desert ecosystems and teaching environmental education.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
The ASPCA provides education about the humane treatment of animals (including finding and caring for a pet) and pet adoption opportunities nationwide.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides comfort and care to families with children in the hospital.
The Y also offers camps, computer classes, and community service opportunities in addition to fitness classes.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
A unique foundation that evolved from a young cancer patient's front-yard lemonade stand to a nationwide fundraising movement to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross helps prepare communities for emergencies and works to keep people safe every day. The website has information on first aid, safety, and more.
This site contains information on volunteering and community service opportunities.