10 Christmas Charities and Service Projects for the Holidays

Jeremy Eaton

The Christmas season is a great time to involve yourself in a service project or charity to help those in need. It is a selfless act of kindness that really defines what the Christmas holiday is about. You can find numerous organizations both nationally and locally. Offering your time or making a donation to their cause will not only make others feel better, but also make you feel better about yourself. Here are 10 organizations or ideas for you to look into this season. They are all easy to get involved with and they all certainly make a difference.

1. Toys for Tots

Donating to Toys for Tots is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to change someone’s Christmas for the better. They take brand new donated toys and distribute them to children who are less fortunate. You can donate in any area where a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located.

2. My Two Front Teeth

My Two Front Teeth fulfills holiday wishes and, like Toys for Tots, provides gifts to needy children for Christmas. They also organize back to school drives as well.

3. Angel Tree

Angel Tree offers assistance to prison inmates and their children during Christmas. They give the children gifts on behalf of the parents along with a personal message.

4. Make a Wish Foundation

By supporting the Make a Wish Foundation, you can guarantee an unforgettable Christmas for a child with a life threatening illness. You can also refer a child yourself.

5. Operation Christmas Child

Donate a shoebox filled with gifts to Operation Christmas Child and show a boy or girl the true meaning of Christmas. It is a unique idea that has literally helped millions of children.

6. Christmas Wish Program

Christmas wish Program is exclusively run on donations and by volunteers. Offering some of your free time will change the outlook of Christmas in your community.

7. Salvation Army

I’m sure you see the red buckets and the ringing bells. The Salvation Army receives millions of dollars a year to assist needy families, the homeless and the elderly. You can change Christmas for someone just by offering your spare change on your way in or out of the store while shopping this season.

8. Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project assist severely inured members of the United States military. They have a wide variety of assistance year round but also assist soldiers and their families during the Christmas holiday.

9. Christmas Spirit Foundation

The Christmas Spirit Foundation also assist troops and their families during the holidays. They also offer programs for children, families and even the environment.

10. Soup Kitchen

Last, but not least, you can help out immensely during the holiday season by donating your time to a local soup kitchen in your area. Helping feed the homeless and less fortunate can be a rewarding experience.

Whether you want to contribute your time and energy, through monetary donation or with gifts, there is a service project to match your needs and schedule this Christmas. To get involved with any of the charities listed, just click on their links and register to start making Christmas wishes come true and help ensure a great holiday season for the millions in need.

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