10 Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Grind

Santa on firetruck giving gifts

By Dana Free

Ah, the season of giving. Magic in the air, Christmas carolers echoing throughout packed shopping malls, Salvation Army collection bells ringing — it’s the most wonderful time of the year to do good for others…right?

With your family’s jam-packed social schedule, endless check-out lines and troops of hungry house guests on the way, it may not always feel that way. In fact, charity can fall on the back burner when December’s endless festivities take over our to-do lists and wallets.

No need to be a Scrooge when you’re trying to maintain your holiday cool. Thanks to the efforts of charitable organizations and programs across America who know ho


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3 Responses to 10 Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Grind

  1. Andrew says:

    This was a good read, thanks. The Toys for Tots and Dress for Success programs are really cool, but then again they all are. If you can, try to give back. Many in need this year.

  2. Tim says:

    These are some great ideas for anyone looking to get involved. Personally I give blood on a regular basis but am looking to add something else this holiday season. Thank you for the ideas.

  3. Erica says:

    Love the idea of helping a friend dress for success! So creative. Can I add another way to give back? I came across a website the other day called FollowtheWings.com. Everytime you play or share the online game, $1 is donated to CARE (an org. that fights poverty). I thought this was really cool, esp. since money is tight right now. I love the fact that I can still give back without breaking the bank. Check out the game here: https://secure.followthewings.com/secure/game/index.html

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