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5 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Giving without the expectation of anything in return is an incredible feeling. Along with feelings of appreciation and gratitude, we might also feel the “warm-fuzzies” and tingling sensations when bringing joy to others. With the holiday season soon approaching, there are countless opportunities and ways to give back. 

Give a Donation as a Gift 

Many nonprofits make it easy to “give a donation as a gift” through their company website. You can also get creative by making your own card with the donation information on it. Giving someone the gift of aiding in a cause they care about is one of the most thoughtful things you can share with them this holiday season. 

Give Your Time to a Cause You Love 

If you haven’t had experience with volunteering already, the holiday season is the perfect time to start. With the spirit of the holidays making everyone a little bit happier, you can take that energy and use it to help those who are not as fortunate as you. 

Give by Promoting a Cause 

You don’t have to donate money or volunteer your time to give something valuable. You can promote a cause you’re interested in through various forms both online and in person. Consider promoting charitable causes by spreading the word about the benefits of supporting nonprofits. Even just sharing information about a cause with two to three friends provides positive exposure and increases the nonprofits chances of more supporters. 

Give by Reaching Out 

There are so many ways to make someone’s holiday season better and they do not have to be materialistic. Perhaps you know someone who is lonely or depressed this time of year, by simply reaching out and letting them know they are not alone can completely change their outlook. Reach out to those who need it with the intention to show you care and you are thinking of them. 

Give Random Acts of Kindness 

There are so many things in our lives that we take for granted because we don’t always see the connection to other people. Think about all those delivery drivers working extra hours to ensure your holiday gifts arrive on time or those working to make you the perfect holiday meal. Select an area of your life that you’re particularly happy about right now and trace it back to the person or group that made it possible.