Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Charities to Help this Christmas Season

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Christmas will be here in three days.  A whole lot of anticipation is happening here in our home with the countdown to the BIG day.  My kids have now received their Santa videos from the north pole (we used the service, Portable North Pole) and they have received their letters from Santa.  As we finish up our shopping list and finalize our menu for both Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas dinner, we are also working hard to complete our acts of kindness.  A few of those acts of kindness are to visit the children's hospital and charities here in our city to donate needed items.  Here is a list below of charities worldwide that you can donate to, as well. 

Holidays, Random Acts of Kindness

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

When you make a gift to the U.S. fund for UNICEF, you’ll join us in our mission to fight for the survival and development of all children.

Food for Orphans 
Our Mission is to supply at least one nutritious meal per day to as many orphans as possible.

Healing the Children Northeast, Inc. 
Healing The Children Northeast provides medical and dental services to children throughout the world who lack medical and financial resources. Twelve chapters are located across the United States and work together to provide services to children, both domestically and abroad. Healing the Children Northeast is a Connecticut based non-profit organization founded in 1985. Children are provided services through three programs: Medical Teams Abroad Program, International Inbound Program, Domestic Kids Program

American Cancer Society
Your tax-deductible gift funds lifesaving research, treatment and care, and would mean so much to someone fighting cancer. Donate by midnight December 31.

Women, Children and Family Service Charities of America
Women, Children and Family Service Charities of America (WCFS) is a federation of America's finest national organizations working to advance women’s and children’s issues through education, research, and leadership development as well as promoting respect and affordable quality healthcare.

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas:Disaster Relief, Supporting America's Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services and International Services.

Catholic Charities USA
At Catholic Charities we help people who are struggling by addressing the often complex issues at the root of their need. Through our national office’s advocacy and disaster relief programs — and its support of our network of member agencies — we’re making tangible progress toward better serving and loving our neighbors all across the country.

The Hunger Project
To end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. Read about our approach.

Doctors without Borders
Amid the Parisian upheavals of May 1968, a group of young doctors decided to go and help victims of wars and major disasters. This new brand of humanitarianism would reinvent the concept of emergency aid. They were to become Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known internationally in English as Doctors Without Borders.

We believe water is the way. To break the cycle of poverty. To achieve global equality. To make a bright future possible for all. We are here to break down the barriers between people and access to safe water and sanitation.

Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

It's not too late to give a little back before the end of this year.  You can find a few more charities to help out in my recent post for Jacksonville Moms Blog.  If you're in the Jacksonville area, the post includes several local charities that need your help this holiday season and every day of the year.

What are some of your favorite charities to support?  Share and let me know, I'd love to add it to this list!

Please pass this post along to anyone who would love to help out.

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