Ways To Be Charitable This Holiday Season

Posted by Courtney Lawson on Oct 28, 2020 11:06:19 AM

Ways To Be Charitable This Holiday SeasonGiving back to help others in need is such a wonderful thing to do personally and through your business this time of year, this year particularly. Many charitable organizations are struggling with fewer donations than they usually receive, as well as having a greater need and strain put on charities that help low-income families and the homeless. Here are a few charities you and your business can help support this holiday season if you are able.

Metropolitan Ministries

Food and toys are always in high demand during the holidays. Having collection bins at your business can do wonders for organizations like metropolitan ministries. Most needed items are: Frozen turkeys, hams, cereal, yams, soup, gift cards, teen girl and boy gifts for Christmas (age 13-17) are the most-needed items right now. Canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruits, rice, pasta, canned or boxed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and dessert mixes are also in high demand.

Give Kids The World

Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit "storybook" resort in Central Florida. Here, children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations. To help their mission, you can fundraise, volunteer, or attend events they host, such as Night of a million lights. 

World Central Kitchen

WCK is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. They have been helping distribute individually packaged meals in communities needing support for children and families. You can help by fundraising, donating, or volunteering.

Humane Society

Many local humane societies are suffering greatly right now. With an influx of animal surrenders and fewer adoptions due to covid, they are hurting for food and money to pay medical bills for the incoming animals. Ways you and your business can help include: Adopting a pet, hosting an adoption event, gathering food and supply donations, fundraise, and donate.

National Alliance To End Homelessness

Did you know that on any given day, there are more than half a million homeless people in America? This problem has only increased since the start of the pandemic. Donating and helping rehabilitate the homeless are the best ways to help.

Crisis Text Hotline

The Crisis Text Hotline is a global not-for-profit organization that provides free mental health texting services. This service has been invaluable for those suffering from extra stressors due to the pandemic and will aid those who suffer from seasonal depression as we move into winter. There are a few ways to help including donating, corporate matching, volunteering, and even shopping through amazon smile.


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