Four Everyday Ways to Help Children in Need


Most of us can’t get through a week without doing a few basic chores like taking out the trash and grocery shopping.

What if your groceries and trash could help a child in need on the other side of the world? Here are four everyday ways you can help children in Africa and the Caribbean. We’ve linked all the photos to Pinterest, so you can share these ideas on your boards.

1. Cut Out Your Box Tops 

You can cut out Box Tops for Education printed on the packaging of hundreds of General Mills products. Send your boxtops to Children of the Nations, Attn: Wendy Brown, P.O. Box 3970, Silverdale WA 98383. We’ll redeem them to fund our library in Sierra Leone, or other educational projects. This is a fun activity to do with your children! Click here for a list of all Box Top products.


2. Empty Out Your Garage 

Do you have a vehicle in your garage that’s just gathering dust and rust? Whether it’s a car, boat, truck, RV, motorcycle, Jet Ski, snowmobile, or airplane, Donation Line will pick it up, sell it, and donate the proceeds to the charity of your choice. Imagine how many children you could feed by donating the car you don’t need anymore! 


3. Redeem Your Grocery Rewards

On your weekly (or daily) shopping trip to a Fred Meyer grocery store, you can donate your rewards to help children in Africa and the Caribbean. All you have to do is visit Fred Meyer's Community Rewards web page and link your rewards card to Children of the Nations.


4. Ship Your Empty Printer Cartridges

If you work in a business or church that uses a lot of printer cartridges, you can ship them to Empties4Cash. The minimum shipment is 25 cartridges, so you will want to do this as a group. Check the Empties4Cash website for the list of ink and laser cartridges they can accept and shipping instructions. Once you’re ready to go, just select Children of the Nations as your cause and Empties4Cash will donate the rewards for your cartridges.