Season of Giving
December is the time for winter holidays and festivities. For many people, it's also a time to give to those in need. If you're interested in giving to a charity, it’s a good idea to ask a parent to help you do some research before sending your donation.
JustGive, www.justgive.org, is a great place to find basic information about a charity and make donations online. You can search for a charity by name, or search by location if you want to support an organization in your community. For help selecting a charity, Charity Navigator has tips for giving at www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=1155. You can also read charity reviews and ratings on its website.
Another option is to donate items you no longer use, such as an old cellphone or clothes that don't fit anymore. Get some great ideas for donating all kinds of items at www.oprah.com/home/Where-to-Get-Rid-of-Clothing-Toys-Old-Phones-and-More. Whether you choose to give money, donate items or volunteer, there are so many ways to make a difference!
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