Where To Give Back This Giving SeasonCharity & Fundraising
The holidays can be a busy time of year--with so much going on, it can be hard to find the best ways to lend help to the causes that matter to you most. We’ve compiled a list of reputable charities for a variety of different causes. Remember: when it comes to giving back, even a small donation can make a big difference!
American Humane has been a pioneer in animal safety for over a hundred years, and was the organization behind the “No Animals Were HarmedⓇ” initiative that revolutionized the treatment of animals in Hollywood.
Wildlife Conservation Society
The WCS fights hard for global conservation, endeavoring to protect biodiversity in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Additionally, for Giving Tuesday 2019, they are offering to match every donation made.
Donate to local no-kill animal shelters!
Check out https://www.nokillnetwork.org/ for a directory of your local no-kill shelters. These shelters are often small, and both monetary donations and volunteer work can make a huge impact.
Cancer Research Institute
New York City, NY
The Cancer Research Institute is a four-star charity dedicated to researching and developing a cure for cancer. They will match donations up to $750,000 through December 31, 2019.
As of 2015, 30.3 million Americans--9.4 percent of the population--were living with diabetes. Diabetes Action seeks to fund research, treatment, and education of this devastating and common illness.
Child and Family Assistance
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
What better way to give back than to bring joy to a child in need? Toys for Tots gifts new, wrapped presents to children from low-income households, bringing holiday cheer to all.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Oak Brook, IL
RMHC provides a wide range of services to the families of sick children, including houses for them to stay in when traveling for treatment, special rooms in hospitals where they can rest and regroup, mobile care units.
Sierra Club Foundation
The Sierra Club Foundation promotes efforts to educate and empower people to protect and improve the natural and human environment, with the ultimate goal of solving the climate crisis.
Kansas City, MO
Water.org is a global initiative to provide clean drinking water to millions of people around the world. Sadly, 1 in 9 people lack access to safe water in their homes, but, with the help of donors, Water.org has been able to provide 25 million people with safe water or sanitation.
Volunteer with the National Park Service!
Cleaning up a park can be a great way to give back. Find out how you can help at https://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm.
Gary Sinise Foundation
Woodland Hills, CA
Founded by actor Gary Sinise, the GSF seeks to support veterans and their families by creating unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
Wounded Warriors Family Support
WWFS works to provide support to the families of soldiers who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations. They offer financial, emotional, and psychological support to those in need via a variety of programs and services.
The bottom line…
Any time you donate or volunteer, you are doing a great service and making the world a better place. Give the gift of a good deed to both yourself and the people you help--you may find that it warms your spirits and makes your holiday a little brighter!