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Change for the Children: A Celebrity Charity Making a Difference

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

May 21, 2011 • 10:54 am 0

Change for the Children: A Celebrity Charity Making a Difference

Non-profit organization for children, run by the Jonas Brothers

Published by The Center for Association Resources

IRS records show that there are more than 1.4 million registered non-profit organizations in the United States. With so many doing great work and having a positive impact on society, how do you choose which ones to support? Below is one person’s story about their favorite charity.

My favorite non-profit organization is one run by the Jonas Brothers called Change for the Children ( Each one of the brothers has a different cause that they support. Nick’s cause is childhood diabetes, because it is something that he lives with. Joe’s cause is Special Olympics and Kevin’s cause is volunteerism. Kevin, Nick and Joe all work together to make the change they want to see in the world possible, and they make it possible for their fans to get involved as well.

The program is based on kids helping other kids who are less fortunate. All the money raised by Change for the Children actually goes to the kids who need it the most, not the Jonas Brothers. Many times, children can feel alone in the world and feel like no one else is going through what they are going through. Initially, this is how Nick Jonas felt when he was diagnosed with childhood diabetes, and it is what inspired him to start this non-profit organization in the first place. He wants to help kids get connected with other kids who are going through similar situations, so that they can be a support system for each other. He said that by doing so, they are “improving the quality of life.”

The organization offers many ways to get involved. The website offers ideas, such as organizing a walk or run for those affected by diabetes or those who are disabled. If you do not have time to organize an activity, you can purchase shirts and necklaces. All proceeds from sale of merchandise go to diabetic children in need.

Many people think the Jonas Brothers are just another teenage fad, but in my view, they are doing something great for their fans and children across the country. They are the brains behind Change for the Children, and have made many donations and contributions to help kids in need all across America and in other countries as well. They are helping to make the changes they wanted to see become reality and they are getting fans involved as well. Change for the Children is a non-profit organization that I support now, and I hope you will too.

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