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It doesn't take a fortune or a huge commitment to help a child in crisis. Here are some simple ways to get involved

A pair of running shoes to cut down on school bullying. Take part in the Scotiabank Toronto Marathon on September 27 – where you can run 5K, 21.1K or the whole 42.2K shebang – and raise pledges to support the Canadian Safe School Network, which works to reduce youth violence.

Three weeks of nutritious breakfasts to help children across Canada have a healthy start, too.
For every person who takes part in the Better Breakfast Challenge, Nutella will donate $1 to Breakfast for Learning, a national non-profit dedicated to child nutrition.

The cost of a paperback ($15) to fund one month of occupational training for a student in Kandahar, Afghanistan, through the Canadian-initiated Afghan School Project.

The cost of dinner out ($47) to build a sturdy desk for students in Ethiopia.
Your donation will help the B.C.-based Imagine1Day provide better learning for primary-school children.

Your kid’s class to get children reading across the country. When one class reads 100 books, Scholastic Canada will donate another 100 to kids in need.