Three Ways to Choose a Charity this Holiday Season

Choosing a Charity this Christmas

Choosing a Charity this Holiday Season

Christmas is a time when those who haven’t had an opportunity to give earlier in the year find it easier to focus on the needs of the less fortunate.  Often this means looking for charities that need help.  One of the biggest challenge for those wanting to support a charity is the sheer number of organizations out there.  This alone can make it difficult for you to choose a charity.  Follow along as we reveal several remedies to overcome this challenge.

Many times, the best organization for you is the one that will allow you to show your support in a way that makes you feel the most comfortable and fulfilled. Look around and you’ll find helpful organizations that can give you a chance to make someone else’s holiday a little brighter.

Donating Your Time

Some people prefer to donate their time either because they are unable to give cash or they feel that hands-on involvement is more valuable than giving money. Charities such as your local soup kitchen, local church group or the Salvation Army all offer various types of activities where you can get involved. Since they are always looking for volunteers and would appreciate any service that you can offer, these groups could make a terrific fit for someone who would rather volunteer their time.

Give Gently Used Toys and Clothes

Another way to help those that are in need is to get together with a group of your friends or co-workers and collectively gather your gently used toys or clothes together and give them to the less fortunate.  A few of the organizations that accept second hand clothes and toys are:

The Salvation Army

St. Vincent de Paul

Toys for Tots

International Charities

For individuals who would like to reach across the world and touch the lives of the less fortunate in in other countries, there are also international charities.  Before you can give through these organizations you will need to do some research to find out which international groups serve your region of interest.  And because their needs are so great, these organizations are constantly seeking additional resources.

We hope that you have found this post informative and would really like your feedback.  We would especially like to hear how you have chosen your charities in the past.  Please drop a comment in the form and let us know or you can also click on the rating stars to tell us how we did on this post.

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