It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
– Mother Teresa
The holiday season can be the most hectic time of the year, with an overload of gift shopping, family gatherings and office parties. However, it can also be a time of reflection of all the good things we have in life. If you are looking to share that positivism and want to give something extra this holiday season, check out these ideas on how to lend a helping hand.
- Gifts with a worldwide impact: What could be any better than giving a gift to a friend or family member and letting them know part of the portions of the present goes back to the artisan who made it in Uganda. Anita Casalina of The Billions Rising foundation has gathered a list of organizations that offer beautiful gifts that also give back.
- Donate to a good cause: If you’re looking to expand past traditional gift-giving charities, this guide from TechTimes features a wide variety of forward-thinking organizations that are reinventing ways to donate. Over at Huffington Post, Fair Trade USA offers ways to maximize your charitable impact.
- Kindness: Above all, the best and easiest way to give this holiday season is through kindness. It could be as simple as a smile, or paying for someone’s coffee, or letting someone get ahead of you in line at the grocery store. The holiday season brings out the joy in everyone, so why not share it with others? Find more ideas on how to pay it forward this season with this list.
How do you plan to give back this holiday season?