Advocacy & Child Safety

We at MAGIC Charities are currently working with local, state, and federal leaders to identify and implement changes that will benefit children. We identify children’s needs through the expertise of agencies dedicated to the safety and well-being of children and through research, policy, and legal analysis.

Our goal is to raise awareness of children’s needs through strategic communications and to work with elected officials and other decision-makers to enact effective responses.

The MAGIC Charities Foundation promotes change in public policy to help children grow up in a safe and healthy environment with equal access to education and educational support.

Advocacy in Action

MAGIC supports the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and related legislation, such as increasing the allocation for the Pennsylvania Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) and proposed House Bill 2420 to estanlish the Keystone Frsh Bill in continued efforts to provide healthy food to those in the greatest need – with a particular focus on children, families, and college students.

MAGIC is a PA LeadFree Promise Project Coalition member, working to change legislation for testing, care, and remediation of lead poisoning in children.

The U.S. Census Bureau recognized MAGIC as a  2020 Community Census Partner Community and Engagement Program member.

MAGIC joined Partnership for America’s Children to spread the word and increase our community’s access to the Child Tax Credit. We continue to support the tax credit for families and spread the word through the distribution of information to qualifying families, increasing their chances of receiving some much-needed relief.

Legislation and Policy Resources

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Information on pending legislative and policy initiatives related to children’s health, education and well-being may be found on the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children website.

Find Public Policy Updates related to Foster Care by visiting Foster Club, “the national network for youth in foster care.”

Child Safety Resources

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: For information related to child welfare services, including reporting abuse, and resources for adoption and foster care, we suggest visiting the Child Welfare Services page run by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: Call or text 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453). Professional crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 170 languages. All calls are confidential. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. Learn more and find additional resources by visiting the Child Welfare Information Gateway.