Want to make a lasting difference in the global community? These are some organizations that offer ideas for hands-on projects or interactive financial donations.

To Help A Child

  1. Samaritan’s Purse: Under “Operation Christmas Child,” you can fill a shoebox with gifts, send it in with a $7 processing fee and track it as it travels to its destination. Samaritanspurse.org
  2. Rising Star Orphanage: Identify and sponsor a child at this home and school for children in India whose parents are affected by leprosy. For as little as $30 a month, your family can literally change a young child’s life. Risingstaroutreach.org

To Help The Planet

  1. Arbor Day Foundation: Trees not only make neighborhoods beautiful, they also help improve air quality and invite wildlife. You can find planting opportunities with a local Arbor Day Foundation partner. Arborday.org/programs/volunteers
  2. World Wildlife Fund: Love pandas? Crazy about crocodiles? Your family can symbolically adopt an animal. Your donation of $50 or more helps protect the species you choose and you receive a toy and certificate to honor your good deed. Worldwildlife.org

To Help A Family

  1. Family-to-Family: Gather birthday party supplies, collect seed packets or pack a box of groceries and mail to a family in need. Family-to-family.org
  2. Heifer International: Financial gifts that help families worldwide become more economically stable, $20 buys a flock of ducks in China, for example; $30 buys honeybees in Ecuador. Bonus: Games that teach kids about hunger and the environment are available on the website. Heifer.org

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