December has quickly come upon us and that means the holiday season is here. Between the many gift shopping trips to the mall, finishing up year end projects at work, kids’ holiday concerts and the array of holiday parties you will be attending, the meaning of the holidays tends to get lost in our chaotic lives. This time of year can be very stressful, and one way that we find to boost our spirits and help get us in the holiday mood is donating to charity. This is a great way to lend a helping hand to someone in need, and remind us of the true meaning of the holidays.
There are tons of charities and organizations nationwide that hold drives and events to help needy families have a happy and healthy holiday. Coats for Kids and Toys for Tots are just a few national organizations that have drop boxes and locations all over the country. Make some room in your closet while at the same time giving to those who are in need of a warm winter coat.
There are many local organizations that also are in need of a helping hand this holiday season. Animal shelters, women and children homes, and teen centers are just a few that are always looking for help around the holidays. Often times they host drives and holiday parties that are a fun way to get in the holiday spirit and help to raise money. Some of our favorite local charities that we love to support are the Boxer Rescue of LA, the Junior League of LA, Beauty Bus, the Kennebunk Conservation Trust, and the West Kennebunk Animal Shelter.
There are donation drop boxes all around your community, so keep your eyes peeled for a place to spread some holiday cheer. We truly hope you enjoy your holidays, and remember that even the smallest contributions go a long way for those in need.