child poverty http://wrvo.org en Operation Christmas Child brings gifts, joy to world's children http://wrvo.org/post/operation-christmas-child-brings-gifts-joy-worlds-children <p>While out shopping for gifts for family and friends this holiday season, some charitable shoppers also reached for dolls, notepads and toiletries to pack into a shoebox for a child overseas. The shoeboxes not only give impoverished kids some necessities, but something less tangible -- hope.<br /><br />Recently, hundreds of festive shoeboxes line the walls of Oswego Alliance Church. Volunteers take a couple minutes to stack each box, straightening out the red and green columns into one uniform wall. None of the boxes have shoes in them.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48975 at http://wrvo.org Operation Christmas Child brings gifts, joy to world's children Levels of child poverty in New York remain highest in the nation http://wrvo.org/post/levels-child-poverty-new-york-remain-highest-nation <p>New York state continues to have a higher percentage of children living in poverty than any other state. Experts in the field gathered in Albany recently to brainstorm ways to deal with the issue at a forum titled "Growing Up in Poverty" organized by the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy.</p><p>Children growing up in poverty are denied equal access to education according to author and keynote speaker at the Growing Up in Poverty event, Jonathan Kozol.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:04:50 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 47046 at http://wrvo.org Levels of child poverty in New York remain highest in the nation