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Gain Joy by Giving Back!

Christmas is the busiest time of the year, from shopping to cooking to sending out Christmas cards. It can be hard to make time for other essential activities like donating time and money to ones in need. Therefore, we have created a list of ideas on how to give back; whether you have ample time to give or little to none, you can find one of these ways to give back this Christmas! 

Give a gift that also gives back.

We spend ample time searching for the best gifts for our loved ones, and many people would appreciate a gift that makes them feel like they are making a difference. That’s why this Christmas consider donating to one of their favorite charities in their name. A donation is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give a loved one.

Make a difference through social media.

Now Facebook and Instagram make it so easy to donate and create fundraisers. Facebook even asks you what charity you would like your friends to donate in your name on your birthday! This is a great, inventive, and easy way to get your Facebook friends and family to donate to your favorite charity. You can even set your own goal of how much money you hope to fundraise! 

Teach your children.

We must teach our children about what is going on around the world; this will help them always be grateful for what they have because other children may not be as lucky. Here is a blog post from Feeding America that specifically explains how to talk to your children about world hunger. 


There are so many ways you can volunteer in your community, from holiday food banks to collecting toys for underprivileged children for Christmas day. Volunteering during the holidays can make your heart feel like it’s growing 3x’s bigger seeing the holiday joy all over someone else’s face. Plus, the true meaning of Christmas is giving joy!