There are many ways to celebrate the holidays, and one of them is to give to those in need or not as fortunate.
Below are just a few of those organizations:
One of my favorite programs is Be A Santa to a Senior sponsored through Home Instead Senior Care. Home Instead Senior Care partners with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. The company then works with local businesses and retail stores to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of gifts by placing trees and ornaments within their various locations. Each senior’s gift requests are written on a Be a Santa to a Senior bulb.
Operationshoebox.com - Operation Shoebox provides many ways to contribute to our mission, all designed to fill boxes or fund postage costs. From collected used ink cartridges to donating old cell phones, many of our programs work well in the workplace, senior centers and places of worship. Businesses, scout troops and youth groups frequently host drives for candy, toiletries, snacks and games. Craft patterns for caps, Christmas stockings and ditty bags are available on the website. School teachers can explore volunteer opportunities for classroom settings, including our “Troops for Teachers” program that pairs a class with a member of the military. Browse around today to find a program that fits your needs and schedule.
Prisonfellowship.org angel-tree - For 2.7 million children in the U.S., that story may be filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives you an opportunity to share God's love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners.
If there are any organizations you would like to bring to my attention #givingtuesday, please leave the link in a comment. Thank you.