There is just no better time to consider a charitable donation than over the holidays, because, for so many reasons, adults and children of our world are suffering and need our help. Make an annual charitable donation to one of the following highly respected philanthropic organizations as part of your family’s holiday tradition.

There is just no better time to consider a charitable donation than over the holidays, because, for so many reasons, adults and children of our world are suffering and need our help. 


Make an annual charitable donation to one of the following highly respected philanthropic organizations as part of your family’s holiday tradition. 


Salvation Army


What it does: Help provide a holiday miracle and donate to one of The Salvation Army’s red kettles this season. Get more involved by contributing to its numerous programs, which help families all over our nation. From providing disaster relief, helping find missing children, and aiding with drug and alcohol rehabilitation, to offering senior services, The Salvation Army surely has a program that will interest you.


How to get involved: Donate money, airline miles, automobiles, goods or your time at your local branch. You’ll find it at www.salvationarmyusa.org.


American Red Cross


What it does: For 130 years, the American Red Cross has provided emergency response and relief from all kinds of disasters. Over the years, services have grown to include assisting the needy; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; and educational programs that promote health and safety, in addition to international relief and development programs. 


How to get involved: Giving monetarily allows the Red Cross to continue its offerings, but becoming a volunteer, employee or donating blood helps, too. Do so at www.redcross.org.


Save the Children


What it does: Whenever there’s a disaster of any kind, at home or abroad, Save the Children saves lives by providing food, medical care and education to those who need it. What’s more, the Save the Children mission involves remaining in the communities that need them, long after the initial disaster, to ensure communities can rebuild successfully.


Where to help: Make a donation, sponsor a child or give a gift-in-kind at www.savethechildren.org.


JustGive


What it does: JustGive has delivered charitable giving to the world of the Internet. Streamlining the process of both finding the right charity for you from a database of 1.8 million and making an actual contribution in a private and secure way, JustGive makes giving simple. Find the perfect fit for your family’s charitable donation this year and for those folks still on your gift list -- consider a charity gift card.


How to get involved: You’ll love the high-powered search process that makes finding your perfect fit a breeze at www.justgive.org.