Monday, December 16, 2013

Charities this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time for us to cherish our loved ones and be thankful for everything that we have, but we must remember those who are not as fortunate as we are. No matter how small or large your contribution, giving to charities during the holidays is a wonderful way to help those in need and truly make a difference in someone’s life. Here are some of our favorite charities for you to keep in mind during this holiday season:

Toys for Tots
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots collects toys to give as Christmas presents to children in need in your local community.  Click here to find a drop off center near you and help make a child’s Christmas morning truly special.

Pencils of Promise
This organization helps to bring education to kids around the world. Through building schools, training teachers, and mentoring students, Pencils of Promise provides less fortunate children with priceless access to education.

Soles 4 Souls
Soles 4 Souls provides shoes and clothing to those in need of them. This anti-poverty organization collects new and used shoes & clothing and distributes them in areas of high need.

Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon assists victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and other crimes by providing them with a safe environment as well as support with recovery.


In addition to providing a donation directly to a charity, you can also make sure that the gifts you give your loved ones help those in need. Here are some wonderful gift ideas in which the proceeds go to a great cause:

Smashbox Eye Wish Palette
This makeup kit, which includes twelve eye shadows, four cream liners, and mascara, is a great gift for the women in your life. Your loved one will look beautiful and the best part? All of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Available at Smashbox.com


Musical Objects
These adorable and modern music boxes play holiday tunes and are the perfect accent to your home holiday d├ęcor. The proceeds of each sale go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Available at West Elm


Kiehl's - Jeff Koons Creme de Corps

This soothing skin lotion will help heal dry and cracked skin from the cold weather.
All sales go to The Koons Family Institute, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.
Available at Kiehls.com 

Lavender-Pomegranate Gift Set
A beautifully packaged assortment of deliciously scented body lotion, wash, and soap. All proceeds from your purchase will support ovarian cancer research.
Available at Jardinusoleil.com



If you’d like to give something charitable in honor of a loved one this holiday season, but aren’t sure of what organization your recipient would want to support, giving a Global Giving Gift Card is the perfect solution. This gift card allows your recipient to choose how they would like to make a difference.


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