There’s something about the holidays that makes you grateful for what you have, but also puts you in the spirit of giving. If you’d like to give back to your local community this December, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Whether you volunteer your time or make a donation, your charity is greatly appreciated to these organizations in our area.
New York Cares “Winter Wishes” – If you’d like to help make a needy child’s holiday a little bit brighter this year, consider participating in New York Cares 29th Annual “Winter Wishes” program. Each year, New York Cares collects and reads tens of thousands of letters from less fortunate New York children and families sent by Community Partners, which include homeless shelters, school, and nonprofit organizations. New York Cares then matches the letter with a volunteer who will grant the wishes, which involve a $40 commitment. If you would like to participate as a volunteer in the “Winter Wishes” program, please visit the link below.
God’s Love We Deliver – This holiday season, partner with God’s Live We Deliver to help prepare and deliver food to those too ill to shop or cook for themselves. This nonsectarian organization offers volunteer opportunities in their prep kitchen located in SoHo, as well as delivering meals to those in need. Check out the link below to sign up to help with the cause this season.
Toys for Tots Donations– This holiday season, make a donation to Toys for Tots to help their mission in providing a toy to less fortunate children for Christmas. Founded by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity, Toys for Tots is a program that distributes toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children. Although Toys for Tots is a nationally recognized organization, the charitable giving has local impact as the collected toys are distributed in the community where the campaign is conducted. If you’d like to make a donation, you can drop off your new, unwrapped toy at any Toys R Us, Babies R Us, or AC Moore location. You can also make a monetary donation to the foundation by clicking the link below.
New York Cares
Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10006
God’s Love We Deliver
166 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013
1 Aviation Rd Brooklyn, NY 11234