In the wake of the tragedy that hit Newtown, Connecticut Friday, I thought it would be best to mention a few ways in which you can help someone in need this holiday
- Donate money to a charity. If you want to donate specifically to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, information on how to donate can be found here
- Volunteer at a local soup kitchen. You can Google information for your area
- Donate toys to a toy collection. Personally, I made a donation this past Saturday to a fill the cruiser drive in Newington. There is also Toys For Tots, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s charity program. This link will allow you to donate money, or find a local drop off point to donate a toy.
- Give blood. The American Red Cross website can guide you to a blood drive in your area.
- Just take a moment to be kind to your fellow man, whether it is something as simple as providing change for a stranger when they are paying, or helping someone carrying their bags to their car. It is a little gesture, but it goes a long way.
- Season of Giving: Sewickley Herald launches holiday collection effort (triblive.com)
- 7 Cat Causes That Deserve Your Donations This Holiday Season (catster.com)
- 101 Novel Ways To Give To Charity This Holiday Season (forbes.com)
- Use the Holiday Season to Instill the Value of Service to Others (atlantablackstar.com)