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The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 Kid Reporters around the nation.  The interactive site brings daily news to life with reporting for kids, by kids.
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Kids Make a Difference

It's that time of year — the holidays, the season of giving. But while a lot of people wonder what gifts to get for their families and friends, there are people who have different concerns. What will I wear when the weather turns cold? Where will my next meal come from? Where will I live?

The holidays are a difficult time for the less fortunate, but volunteers across the country give their time, efforts, and money to help those in need. Kids are especially active — and Scholastic's newest team of Kid Reporters decided to take a look at what young people around the country are doing to help out the less fortunate.

What they found is amazing! From shoe, coat, and pajama drives to cookies for soldiers to building dining room tables, kids everyone are working hard to make a difference in their communities.

What are you doing to make a difference this holiday season? Scholastic's Kid Reporters have some good ideas for you! Check back throughout December as we post new stories and videos.

Articles

Locks of Love Needs YOU!
Locks of Love Needs YOU!
by Mariam El Hasan
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December17,2010
Some kids have no hair at all due to illness. Locks of Love is an organization that helps kids cope with their hair loss by providing real hair wigs from donors.
Tables for Thanksgiving
Tables for Thanksgiving
by Nicholas Arnold
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December15,2010
The smell of sawdust permeated the air as students built dining room tables. When finished, the tables would be given to families in need as part of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio's "Tables for Thanksgiving" program.
Teen Launches Volunteer Website
Teen Launches Volunteer Website
by Kevin Agostinelli
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December3,2010
Finding an organization that is right for each person is the first "scary step" of volunteering, Margot Wilsterman has made it less scary for kids in Cape Cod by launching the website CapeCodTeenVolunteers.com.
U.S. Kids Build School in Ethiopia
U.S. Kids Build School in Ethiopia
by Viveca Riley
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December13,2010
Thanks to a school club in Tenafly, New Jersey, children in a small village in Ethiopia now have their own place to learn. The Global Care Unlimited Club at Tenafly Middle School raised the money needed to establish a school half a globe away.
A Tour of Honor for Vets
A Tour of Honor for Vets
by Jack Keyes
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December10,2010
The Honor Flight Network provides funds for a Tour of Honor to Washington, D.C., for World War II veterans. Due to their age and frailty, veterans often require the help of volunteer Honor Flight Guardians who make their experience easier.
Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World
by Topanga Sena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December10,2010
Just a stone's throw from world-famous theme parks such as Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios is Give Kids The World Village.
Shelter Helpers
Shelter Helpers
by Faith Dalzell and Zach Dalzell
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December3,2010
Pet Helpers, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in Charleston, SC, helps cats and dogs of all shapes and sizes. And it encourages people of all ages to volunteer. Kids who are under the age of 17 can work at the shelter with an adult assistant.
Sweetening Up the Holidays
Sweetening Up the Holidays
by Matthew Zdun
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December2,2010
The holidays have become a little "sweeter" for many soldiers thanks to some devoted volunteers.
Refugees Need Your Help
Refugees Need Your Help
by Mari Chiles
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December2,2010
A class of 5th and 6th graders at the Paideia School in Atlanta, Georgia, recently experienced that when they made a difference for refugees in their community.
DREAMin' Big
DREAMin' Big
by Cassandra Hsiao
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December10,2010
The mission of Operation DREAM is to deliver hope by feeding those who are hungry, both in body and in spirit. It also strives to inspire young people to dream big by empowering them to make a difference in their world.
Illuminating Hope
Illuminating Hope
by Meggie Zahneis
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December2,2010
When Cincinnati-native Andrew Brownley saw pictures of the realities of life for the 14.4 million people in Guatemala from a neighbor's mission trip, he knew he had to do something.
Girl Scouts Heal With Art
Girl Scouts Heal With Art
by Mimi Evans
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | December10,2010
Girl Scouts in Troop 30771 proved the strength of girl power when they recently held a local art supply drive for the Oakland's Children Hospital in California.
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