Giving Back This Holiday Season

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year?  You can make a difference for young children in need by brightening their holiday season. Many children who are less fortunate are not lucky enough to receive gifts for the holidays. There are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance to give back. Please consider donating to the following worthy causes.

Toys for Tots is one of the highest-rated charitable organizations. They encourage local communities to get involved and collect toys for young children living in poverty during. There are numerous sponsors for the organization such as Macy’s, Disney, Hess, and Build-A-Bear Workshop. These sponsors and local businesses will have collection boxes throughout their stores for you to drop off new and unwrapped toys for the children. Coordinators will pick up the toys and sort them into categories to make it easier to distribute to families on Christmas morning.

Globe Santa is another great organization that spreads holiday help throughout the Greater Boston Area. This foundation helps deliver toys and books to families of all denominations to children under the age of twelve. Globe Santa recommends a few ways to help give back and encourage other kids and their families to get involved as well. Sharing the Globe Santa link with friends or on social media, attending an event, creating your own event or purchasing Globe Santa wrapping paper to help support the cause. With many different ways to raise awareness and donate, it’s easier than ever to help children in your community.

Second Chance Toys is a environmental friendly organization to help rescue and recycle plastic toys for children in need. They ensure that toys are not going to waste and polluting our landfills while supplying young children who have few or no toys at all. This organization is an easy way to donate gently used toys while benefiting the environment. Second Chance Toys has drop off locations in the Greater Boston Area and accepts toys that are plastic, clean and gently used. This organization is a great way to recycle toys in good condition that you may not want or need anymore, while also brightening up another child’s holiday.

Lastly, Room to Grow is a foundation that helps support families with necessary supplies for newborns to the age of three. This foundation helps give babies a healthy start and structured life. This three-year long program helps prepare the parents before the baby is born with health services, comprehensive information, coaching and support. After birth, the parents work with a social worker to provide developmentally-appropriate engaging experiences free of charge, to help bridge the education gap. Donating to this cause will ensure a baby in need is one step closer to a life of learning and growth.

Donating to the less fortunate members of our community is the perfect way to give back. Helping children in need can enhance their educational development, social skills, and financial stability. Consider these deserving organization for your contribution this holiday season.

Sarah LaPorte
Boston Tutoring Services

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