A growing number of nonprofits say they are being helped by pint-size philanthropists who are willing to give up their gifts from birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other celebrations to donate to a good cause.
With 2.3 million inmates behind bars in the US, the goal of volunteers in mentor programs for the 2.7 million children of prisoners is: No child left alone. Despite government cuts in funding, the programs continue.
Despite federal budget cuts, faith-based initiatives appear to be a Bush victor in the culture wars. Experts say its legacy is that it overcame the cultural resistance to using religious organizations as part of social service delivery.