Tag: Children

How an insurance company made childhood cancer its philanthropic focus

Since 1995, Aflac has raised and donated more than $133 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

This little girl's wish to record a podcast came true, thanks to a Chicago radio station

Not many five-year-olds might think to record a podcast as their big "wish," but Azka Sharief is one unique little girl.

One educator's innovative idea to give local children a brighter future

In 1964, Headmaster George Stevens had the bold idea to make good use of the summer months and open an empty campus to under-resourced students.

After losing her husband, she founded a grief support camp for children

Twice a year, children between 6 and 17 who have lost a significant loved one gather at Camp Hope for a weekend of support.

One boy's love of history led him to meet his WWII hero

After watching a special on Pearl Harbor on PBS, five-year-old Landon found a new hero: WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, Donald Stratton.

A new school of thought

​Nearly fifteen years ago, Suzy Amis Cameron called her sister Rebecca with a dilemma: she couldn’t find the right school for her young daughter.

This ranch helps kids dream big

Carter was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of eight years old. A Colorado camp transformed him from hospital patient back to being just a kid.

Building futures for families

Founded in 2011, Beds for Kids is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide beds and essential furniture to children and their families in need.