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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start thinking about all the gifts you want to purchase for your family members and friends during the holidays. After all, it’s never too late to be a part of charitable causes. Here are some tips on how you can get started:

  • Donate Toys

Many children from poorer families won’t be receiving any presents this holiday season. Donate toys that you no longer need to a toy drive in your neighborhood or city. Most hospitals and schools have a toy drive where kids can pick out presents. If no one is hosting one, you can start your campaign by posting in your local Facebook groups.

  • Adopting a Family

Adopting a family is another way to help out during the holiday season. Several charities offer this program to adopt a family, and you will then get to gift them presents. Make sure that the organization you choose is legitimate.

  • Monetary Donations

While you may be strapped for time during the holidays, you can still make monetary donations to help others. You can also donate money to various relief funds or organizations working towards making a difference in the world. If you have kids, you could talk to them about donating their old toys and games so that they can be redistributed.

  • Clothing Donations

The holiday season is the perfect time for you to donate your old clothes. Consider donating your clothing to a thrift store or to one charity that accepts clothing donations. Most organizations will be glad to pick up the items you donate.

  • Food Donations

If you want to give back this holiday season, consider donating food. Many charities will take in all types of non-perishable foods that you can be given away during the holidays. You can also donate your unused food to a food bank organization.

  • Volunteer

If you have time to spare, several great organizations need volunteers. If possible, you can either get involved with a local organization or travel to other locations to help out. You could even organize your donation drive to provide the needy with warm clothing.



The holiday season is a great time for you to give back. By choosing to donate your time, you will be providing the needy with a better life. If you have always wanted to volunteer but never got the chance, consider using the holidays as your chance to become more involved and give back.