Be Thankful: Give to Charity

As the end of the year steadily approaches, it’s a good time to consider donating to charity. Make enough of thse contributions and you reach the minimum required to claim a deduction on your tax return. 

bethankful and donate to charityHere are 10 great nonprofits that would appreciate your money or any kind of gift in kind, like toys and food.

Books for Africa

This organization is dedicated to collecting, sorting, and shipping books to underprivileged areas in Africa.

Boys and Girls Club

Kids in poverty-stricken communities need a place to feel at home so they can improve their lives to become functional and productive members of society — that’s what Boys and Girls Club provides.

Local Food Banks

At the time of year when many of us have holiday feasts, it’s a really nice gesture to donate to any organization that feeds the poor. Most cities and towns have their own food banks that provide groceries to the indigent on a regular basis.

Kids Alive International

This global Christian charity protects and cares for at-risk children, providing help through schools, care centers, and children’s homes.

Map International

Also a Christian organization that helps people in poverty, Map International aims to mprove the health of people in the world’s poorest communities.

Ronald McDonald House

This charity aids other nonprofits that are focused on improving the health and well-being of underprivileged children. Donations accepted include food, household items, office supplies and gift certificates.

Salvation Army

One of the more visible charities during the holiday season, the Salvation Army provides homeless shelters, charity shops, disaster and humanitarian relief.  Donations accepted include money, vehicles, furniture, appliances, and clothes.

Save the Children

This organization provides education, healthcare, and economic assistance to children in developing countries. The charity also provides assistance to areas hit by natural disasters and war.

Toys for Tots

The U.S. Marine Corps operates this organization that provides toys to children whose families are not able to afford them.

United Way

One of the largest international nonprofits in the world, the United Way helps with education, income assistance, and healthcare in impoverished areas. The charity also provides aid to areas hit by natural disasters.

Give to Charity

If you can find a way to give not just to your loved ones but to those in need, you might find a whole new level of fulfilment this holiday season.

Readers, which charities are you interested in?

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