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You can learn about America's more than one million charities on these web sites:
Search for registered charities on the IRS website.
www.guidestar.org is a good place to research charities and confirm their nonprofit, 501(c)(3) status.
www.melissadata.com You can put in a zip code and get all the nonprofits in that zip code
www.learningtogive.org - Provides free lesson plans for teaching philanthropy in grades K-12 Education for Philanthropy. Many of their 500 lessons complement Charity Checks and meet educational standards.
www.give.org - BBB Wise Giving Alliance
www.charitywatch.org - American Institute of Philanthropy
VOLUNTEERING/ INTERNSHIPS/ JOBS
The Federal Services Information Center has a site has a “Do’s & Don’ts” list for Successful Volunteering, lists of Volunteer areas to match your interests & strengths, Organizations with information for Volunteers
www.dosomething.org is for people under 25 to get more involved in doing good.
“Action Without Borders” hooks up people with internships and paid positions and has job fairs.
www.independentsector.org has a Joblinks section
The Foundation Center provides a list of website related work in the nonprofit sector
SOME GREAT BOOKS
--The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others, by Susan Crites Price
--A Kids Guide to Giving, by Freddi Zeiler
Quotes About Giving: Read what some of the greatest thinkers, leaders, and artists throughout history had to say about philanthropy.
If you have other resources that you think would help TEACH THE JOY OF GIVING with CHARITY CHECKS, please email them to us.
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