The Season of Giving

Read about a few charities that could use your help during the 2016 holiday season

November 25, 2016

The holidays are a time to give. These charities—and many more—are looking for volunteers and donations. Read on to learn more about them. Then, talk to your parents about how you can help.

American Red Cross

This holiday season, your donation can make a difference at home or overseas. The American Red Cross is making it easy to help victims of natural disasters, members of the U.S. armed forces, and children all over the world. With just one click, you can give the gift of caring.

National Military Family Association

Each year hundreds of Americans serve both nationally and overseas to keep our country safe. This holiday season, we can help serve them. Through donations, National Military Family Association helps to support the wellbeing of military members and their families with scholarships, family retreats, camp programs for kids, and more.

Network for Good

This unique website allows its users to donate to charities and discover volunteerism. In the aftermath of natural disasters, the Network for Good has provided a system of help and charity for those affected. The site also offers tips for kids who want to give. Click the link below to find out how you can help make someone’s holiday season shine bright.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Sometimes all it takes is one wish granted to make someone smile. The mission of Make-A-Wish Foundation is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Through support and donations, the foundation has made dreams come true for hundreds of thousands of children. Toys For Tots Each year, the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys for the holidays. Communities across the nation host Toys For Tots drives leading up to the holiday season. The toys collected are given as gifts to children in need so they can experience the joys of Christmas.

World Wildlife Fund

The World Wildlife Fund is helping to protect endangered species all over the world, and you can too! The WWF offers many ways to get involved, including the Species Adoption program. Those who “adopt” an animal will receive an adoption certificate and photo of their species. Anyone can support endangered species year round by buying WWF apparel and more.

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