Health care for uninsured and under-insured children is the mission of this terrific homegrown nonprofit. It convinces physicians, optometrists, dentists and therapists to donate their time, and local pharmacists donate medications; Y&H even gets free eyeglasses for kids who need them. It also offers parent-ed classes in nutrition and health.
Want to help? Volunteer medical professionals are always in demand, as are people to help with both transportation and translation. Also needed are people with classroom savvy to teach first-graders about oral hygiene, and office help is always appreciated.
37 N. Holliston Ave., Pasadena, 626.795.5166, youngandhealthy-pas.org