Before you know it, the holiday season will be sneaking up on us and millions of Americans will be sharing presents with their loved ones. Unfortunately, some people will have less to give than others, if anything at all. Making charitable donations is the best way that you can help change this harsh reality.
42.7% of people say they donate more during the holidays, and you can add to this growing number. Finding places to donate toys, clothes, or any other household items is easier than ever in this day and age. By giving up something you no longer have use for, you will be helping families in need who are down on their luck and can’t afford to purchase expensive gifts. Here are three easy ways to get involved and give back to your community before the holiday season:
Do a quick search online and find a local place to donate. There is no shortage of non-profit organizations that will accept your gently-used goods and give them to people in need. It’s as easy as opening your search bar and typing in “places to donate near me.” You’d be surprised at the numbers of charitable organizations that are in your town or city.
Donate to your (or any) place or worship. Religious institutions do a tremendous amount of charity work year-round, and they ramp up their efforts even more going in to the holiday season. A place of worship is often a source of hope and sustenance for the less fortunate, so you can be sure they have plenty of families that will directly benefit from your clothing donations.
Take advantage of door-to-door pickup. Charities that will pick up donations have been thriving in the past few years, and helping families in need is now easier than ever. These services will come directly to your home, pick up your collection of used household items, and leave without ever even having to ring the doorbell. If you are too busy to stop by a local organization, this is a great option to donate during the holiday season.
This holiday season, remember that helping families in need by making charitable donations is the easiest way to give back to your community. It’s free, easy, and you’ll change the holiday experience for a family who deserves to smile.