11 Charities to Donate to During the Holiday Season

11 Charities to donate to during the holiday season

The holiday season is a time of celebration and joy for many of us, as well as a time for reflection and gratitude. There are so many beings that are in need during this time and throughout the year. I encourage you all to take some time and give what you can to help make a difference in at least one beings life this season.

  1. Olive Crest Dedicated to preventing child abuse, treating and educating at risk children, and preserving the family. I work closely with this organization sitting on their board and donating a portion of all book sales to them.
  2. Toys for Tots  An organization that gives children the opportunity to fulfill Christmas wishes. This year, they are also focusing on children from families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
  3. Angel Tree  A simple donation of just $12.58 allows for two children to receive a gift for the holidays.
  4. Operation Blessing Works with orphans to help suffering children receive the aid that they so desperately need.
  5. Autism Speaks Either donate your money or time to help Autistic children.
  6. Oxfam Unwrapped An organization that provides gifts that will continue for months to come, as well as Christmas day.
  7. ASPCA An organization that supports homeless animals. If you’re looking to gift a pet for Christmas consider a rescue!
  8. Hollygrove Dedicated to helping homeless children in need.
  9. Heifer Their mission is to end hunger throughout the world.
  10. Children’s Defense An organization dedicated to helping support children throughout the holidays and beyond.
  11. The Salvation Army An organization that provides low cost clothing throughout the year and helps support families in need around the holidays.