(MoneyHippo.com) – When Christmas comes around, people think about those less fortunate than themselves as they prepare for the holidays. Philanthropists make it a habit of giving throughout the year, but if you plan on donating this season or find yourself in need, a charity might help. Some specialize in helping low-income families and other populations during the Christmas season. Here are a few of the best.
- Magic: The Make-a-Wish Foundation grants holiday wishes for children struggling to survive. Brave young people aged 2 ½ to 18 contending with health conditions threatening their lives are eligible to have a dream come true.
- Miracles: The Salvation Army has been around since 1865, helping people at all times of the year, especially during the holidays. The organization has programs that provide Christmas gifts for kids, food for families, heat and electricity assistance, and even holiday event planning.
- Gifts for kids: Perhaps you’ve seen the bins in department stores, big box retail locations, and grocery stores with toys inside. Those collection receptacles are likely from Toys for Tots. The United State Marine Corps runs the program, collecting unwrapped toys from generous donors and delivering them to less fortunate kids in the true spirit of Christmas.
Whether you’re on the giving or receiving end this year, these organizations are here to ensure more people can have a Merry Christmas.
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