Best Places to Donate During The Holiday Season

Have you received a lot for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza? Looking to give back a little bit? Whether you’re trying to donate enough to add it to your tax return, or give the little that you can, it will all make a difference. If you need help figuring out where to donate during this holiday season, here are several foundations, charities, and organizations looking for the help of someone like you.

Homes for Our Troops

Home for Our Troops

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The men and women that defend and protect our country deserve more than our undying gratitude. This is why this nonprofit organization is the perfect place for your donation this year. You can help this organization build mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for troops nationwide.

Many troops have been severely injured, suffered horrible trauma, and may even be paralyzed. These homes provide the troops with the benefit of not having to worry about a mortgage payment, and are outfitted with adaptions that will make it easy for them to move around their own home.

If you’re interested in helping veterans rebuild their lives with these new homes, take a moment and donate during the holiday season to the Homes for Our Troops organization.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Brain & Behavior Foundation

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This foundation provides remarkable donations for brain and behavior research. With proper funding, this organization has the potential to make life-changing breakthroughs for those that suffer from ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, PTSD, Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar disorder, OCD, etc.

With this organization, 100% of donor contributions are invested in grants that lead to discoveries for understanding the brain and behavior. If you know someone, or you yourself are suffering from mental illness, donating during the holiday season to this foundation is a phenomenal way to find solutions and further knowledge of the brain and behavior associated with the brain.

Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund

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This fund is one of the top organizations for conservation work in the United States. They work in all 50 states to combine environmental health with economic functionality. Within the umbrella of the Conservation Fund, there are numerous programs that focus on specific areas in need.

From land, water, and wildlife protection to the working forest fund, this organization works in a variety of ways to make a positive impact on natural resources and ensure our planet has a bright and healthy future.

If you are concerned with the future of our planet, make the choice to donate during this holiday season to the Conservation Fund.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Prevent Child Abuse America

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Prevent Child Abuse America helps children in all 50 states; preventing abuse and neglect in millions of households. As they say, children are our future. This is why it is imperative to protect our future from shaken baby syndrome, sexual assault, sexual abuse, peer abuse, bullying, etc.

Helping nearly 100,000 families every year, this organization is an incredible resource for anyone who believes a child is in danger. Donate during the holiday season to this organization, and help a child in need. You can protect a child’s innocence, one of the most precious commodities.

PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities

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There’s a reason that the Sarah McLachlan commercials tug at our heartstrings. Seeing a pet in need, whether they’re sad or sick, is heartbreaking. However, there is often not much that we can do personally. Not everyone can have pets of their own – some can’t afford it, some can barely take care of themselves, and some aren’t even allowed to have pets where they live.

If you suffer from any of the above afflictions (after all, the love of a pet is something deeply treasured), donate during this holiday season to PetSmart Charities. They help to find loving homes for pets in shelters and even help to spay/neuter pets to avoid the overpopulation problem of strays. With this organization, 400,000 pets are saved every year. Be part of the solution, and donate now.

Whether you donate to one organization or all five, every penny you donate through the holiday season will make a difference.

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