The holiday season is here once again. For many nonprofit organizations, that means it’s time for fundraising, holiday drives, and other initiatives to support your cause. If you are hoping to support organizations you care about this year, there are many ways to get involved. Whether you are already an active participant at a nonprofit in your neighborhood or are looking for ways to get involved with organizations in your community, here are a few ways to support the causes you care about this holiday season.
Offer Your Time
Donating your time can be a fun and rewarding way to support organizations you care about. Whether that means being a volunteer at a local event, organizing a fundraiser, or finding other ways to give back to organizations you care about, spending a few afternoons or weekends in support of something you care about is a great way to support causes you find worthwhile.
Spread The Word About Worthy Causes and Events in Your Area
Another productive way to bolster causes in your neighborhood and beyond is to raise awareness about them. This can be as simple as inviting a few friends to attend charity events in your area or making a family day out of supporting a good cause. Raising awareness and spreading the word over social media can also be a great method for helping more people know about your cause.
Donate Professional Services
Giving your time for food drives, gift wraps, and other holiday drives isn’t the only way to give your time and resources to good causes; this holiday season, consider getting your business involved in supporting organizations. This could include donating professional services such as bookkeeping or website design, or getting your company involved in a corporate volunteer program.
Provide Gently Used Clothes or Household Items
Donating household items can make a huge difference for those in need, especially during the cold winter months. There are many easy-to-find and high demand items that shelters can always use more of. Giving your local shelters and family organizations the following items can make a big impact for those in need:
- Toiletries and shaving needs
- Feminine products
- Blankets and warm clothing
- School supplies
If you don’t have the bandwidth to give your time to charity this season, supporting organizations financially can be a great way to fuel their initiatives and help them achieve their goals. Even small donations can make a big difference, and most donations are tax deductible!
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