When we’re so busy making a list and checking it twice, it’s easy to get wrapped up in present buying and forget that this season is also about giving. So helping those less fortunate is important during the holidays and here are some easy ways to make it happen during this hectic season.
- Donate winter coats - Find a charity drive or just take them to your local goodwill, either way your old winter coat can help someone in need stay warm. To find a coat drive check out org.
- Use TinyPrints for holiday cards - If you’re already planning to send holiday cards, using this site makes giving back so easy. TinyPrints is donating a quarter of the proceeds from certain cards to Baby2Baby, a charity that provides low-income children with diapers, clothing and other necessities.
- Visit a soup kitchen or food bank - Drop off the extra cans of cranberries or leftover bags of pita chips you didn’t use or shop for a few staples to take to your local food pantry or soup kitchen. Find a Feeding America Food Bank at org.
- Adopt a letter through Operation Santa - For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has allowed charities and individuals to “adopt” a kid’s letter to Santa. You just need to respond and sign it “Mr. Claus” and use a North Pole return address. Find out more about Operation Santa here.