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Thanks to companies like Megabus and BoltBus, travel via coach to these destinations has never been so comfortable & affordable (as low as $1 one-way to Philly on Megabus!).…

New York

Bring your Halloween candy to any Kool Smiles dental office and for every 25 pieces of candy that you donate, Kool Smiles will give you a toy. Through Kool Smiles’…

Enjoy a day or two in Pennsylvania Dutch country with the kids. Besides taking an Amish buggy ride, you can visit the Dutch Wonderland family amusement park in Lancaster or the…

Pennsylvania

At Bethesda Cares, we believe it’s never too early to teach children to volunteer. We also think, though, that the ways in which they help should be age-appropriate and fun for…

7728 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Northeast Ohio Family Fun is a local site for parents and caregivers that shares family-friendly events, attractions and businesses in the Northeast Ohio area.

Ohio

510 Families was created in March 2010 to be a single resource for families inthe East Bay area. They cover Alameda, Albany & El Cerrito, Berkley, Emeryville, Oakland and San…

California

New York City is a must visit for all familes! While not necessarily a day trip, NYC is definitely a fun weekend trip. There is so much to do you can make multiple visits to the…

New York

Network for Good, A Kid’s Guide to Giving is an online guide for kids to sort through various charities and decide where they’d like to put their time and energy.

Thanks to companies like Megabus and BoltBus, travel via coach to these destinations has never been so comfortable & affordable (as low as $1 one-way to Philly on Megabus!).…

Pennsylvania

Named one of the ‘Prettiest Towns in America’ by Forbes Traveler Magazine, Annapolis is just that — a beautiful, scenic place fit for many outdoor family…

Maryland

Family Fun in Omaha is run by a local parent, Julie and is a resource for family-friendly activities and events in and around Omaha.

Nebraska

If you’re traveling to San Francisco, definitely check out SFKids.org. They are a one-stop source of information for all things family friendly in the area.

California

Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area. Families can give financially to Children’s or…

111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20010

Samaritan’s Purse coordinates the delivery of shoebox gifts to over 130 countries. Something simple that you can do with your children is to pack a shoebox full of goodies.…

The ‘City of Brotherly Love’ awaits you with open arms. Only a two-hour drive from the greater DC area, Philadelphia makes for a perfect getaway for families. Explore…

Pennsylvania

In addition to monetary donations, children can collect towels, rugs, sheets, pet food and other in-kind items to donate to The Washington Animal Rescue League. View the WARL wish…

71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20011

Art for Humanity’s mission is to help the poor to help themselves. They collect used items to donate to poor families. Children can sponsor a shoe or clothing drive.

635 South 25th Street, Arlington, Virginia 222202

Motor south to Virginia’s state capitol and check out the Children’s Museum of Richmond, the Science Museum of Richmond or the extensive & fun Children’s…

Virginia

Chicago Kids is your one-stop source for information on fun activities and events for Chicago kids and families. Search their calendar of events and guides while you’re…

Illinois

Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times and other times in their lives. Hundreds of thousands of military families feel the effects of war:…

Playground Buzz.com is an easy-to-use resource guide for children’s activities in and around the Philadelphia area.

Pennsylvania

Food & Friends provides a broad range of services to its clients and greater community. Some of these services includes home-delivered, freshly prepared meals and groceries…

219 Riggs Road NE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20011

Britepaths is a volunteer-based organization focused on easing the plight of low income residents in the area of Fairfax, Virginia. Families can assist this organization by…

4080 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Virginia Beach is about a three plus hour drive from the Washington, DC area depending on the time of year you head to this locale. With live music, diverse food options and…

Virginia

FACETS opens doors by helping parents, their children and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County. Families can help by volunteering in their food pantry…

10640 Page Avenue, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Founded in 2003, Operation Shoebox is an organization that sends support, snacks and much needed personal care items to troops deployed outside of the United States. They have…

Time to put your history hat on with a trip to Gettysburg, PA. I fondly remember visiting Gettysburg National Battlefield as an elementary-school child and recommend this jaunt…

Pennsylvania

The Capital Area Food Bank has opportunities for youth over the age of 12 to volunteer. Children between the age of 12 and 14 are not allowed to work in the warehouse without…

4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20017

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington has summer camp, Registration starts February 5, 2018 at 9am . Choose from various camps that give children an introduction to compassion…

2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22206

MyActiveChild.com is an online resource providing Hampton Roads families with information and resources.

Virginia

The Bowie Interfaith Pantry & Emergency Aid Fun offers support to families experiencing a crisis, the under and unemployed, the disabled and others who are in need. Families…

3120 Belair Drive, Bowie, Maryland 20715

Families can help support ‘any soldier’ that is serving our country through the donation of a care package. Simply visit the website and choose a soldier(s) to support…

The annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup is a wonderful, hands-on way for children to pick up trash at any existing cleanup site. For more information or to register, go online.

Parenting in the Brandywine Valley is better with The Buzz. The Buzz offers a weekly calendar of events, plus commentary by local mom/pediatrician and links to all kinds of area…

Delaware

Claude Moore Colonial Farm recreates life on an 18th century tenant farm in colonial Virginia. See volunteers dressed in period clothes talk about tobacco farming, animal…

6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia 22101

A-SPAN welcomes children and their parents as volunteers on our Homeless Bagged Meal Program. With parent supervision, children and teenagers may prepare and/or serve bagged meals…

2708-B South Nelson Street, Arlington, Virginia 22210

The Outer Banks, while not a day trip can certainly be called a wonderful weekend getaway and most definitely an enjoyable week-long vacation. Our Kids’ favorite areas are…

North Carolina

ACTS is a community organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger, homelessness and domestic violence, and help people achieve self-sufficiency in the Prince William area.…

PO Box 74, Dumfries, Virginia 22026

BiddingForGood is a charitable auction community where proceeds go to schools and nonprofit causes nationwide. You can support local auctions in our area or choose to get involved…

The Sunshine Mail Foundation hosts monthly card making programs, where kids and families come together to create cards for children in need, including children in homeless…

Thurmont, MD is a quick getaway from the DC metro area in Frederick County, Maryland. Dubbed ‘Gateway to the Mountains,’ Thurmont is home to Cunningham Falls Park and…

Maryland

Shelter House, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization serving homeless families in Fairfax County, Virginia. Volunteer opportunities for supervised youth include:…

2579 John Milton Drive, Suite 220, Herndon, Virginia 20171

The Carpenter’s Shelter serves over 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless children, families and adults. There are volunteer opportunities available for older children…

930 North Henry Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Pensacola with Kids – everything Kids. Everything Pensacola. On this website, run by two local moms, they have a calendar of events plus a guide of activities in the area.

Florida

Traveling to Boston? Look no further than BostonCentral.com, a locally-owned website and newsletter. It’s the #1 online destination for family fun in the Greater Boston &…

Massachusetts

Books for Soldiers in a non-profit corporation support troops overseas by providing books, DVDs, games and other supplies. Families can register online to become an official…

Trekaroo is the fun way to get the inside scoop on traveling with kids. With thousands of kid-friendly activities and hotels, Trekaroo unearths delightful discoveries near and far.

Sure, you may already have visited the picturesque Inner Harbor, but have you taken a camel ride or experienced the giant tree slide at the award-winning Maryland Zoo? Ridden the…

Maryland

Children’s National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area. Families can give financially to Children’s or…

111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20010

Let those animal-loving youngsters know that the AWLA can help them host a grrrrrreat birthday party! That’s right, the League is now offering Birthday Pawties” for…

4101 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22304