Break out the holly, light the menorahs, deck the halls, and dust off your sparkly pair of stilettos as we fill our days with festivities, family, friends, and philanthropy!
That’s right, ’tis the season of giving! But this year, don’t just give out kisses under the mistletoe, give the gift that keeps on giving by supporting a cause that inspires you!
We all know that it feels really good to give back! And to help inspire you, we’ve rounded up some of our fave worthy causes that keep the holiday spirit alive all year long!
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
St. Jude’s mission is to treat and research childhood cancers and infectious diseases affecting children. Founded by Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Hospital is the first and only National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children’s care. So pick up some cozy sweaters, make a donation, and help St. Jude’s in the fight against cancer in children.
Founded by the fierce and fabulous Lindsay Avner, Bright Pink’s mission is to empower women to become advocates for their health, not victims of a disease. Bright Pink is the only nonprofit focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals.
Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society cares for animals and protects them against cruelty by providing shelter, care, and pet food for displaced animals affected by natural disasters. The Humane Society of the United States has improved the lives of 76,000 of your favorite furry friends each year.
Action Against Hunger
Named a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, AAH’s mission is to feed malnourished children around the world. Action Against Hunger has delivered aid to 7 million people in over 40 countries! In addition to their work on nutrition, food security, and emergency relief, Action Against Hunger teaches people how to plant crops and gardens that are drought resistant.
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
In the wake of the events that unfolded Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, you can show your support and help restore hope by donating to this fund set up by the United Way’s Western Connecticut chapter. Funds will provide support services for the families of the victims and the entire community devastated by the tragedy. Donations can be mailed to: Sandy Hook School Support Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470, or submitted online here.
Direct Relief International
Provides relief and support to international victims of poverty, natural disaster, and civil unrest. Direct Relief has a U.S. chapter that focuses on strengthening safety nets by providing nonprofit community clinics and health centers with medicine and medical supplies for low-income and uninsured patients. Their efforts have reached more than 1,000 clinics in all 50 states. Many communities are still suffering from the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy this past October. Direct Relief has launched a Hurricane Sandy Relief Program where 100% of the donations go directly toward the relief efforts.
Founded by Scott Harrison, Charity:Water is dedicated to ensuring that 800 million people in developing countries have access to clean, safe drinking water. Charity:Water’s innovative solutions include freshwater wells, sand filters, and rainwater catchments. Even some of our favorite celebs, like Jessica Biel and Tyler Perry, have lent their fabulous faces and voices to support the cause.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Founded by Evelyn Lauder, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to helping to aid in breast cancer research and awareness programs. BCRF is considered to be one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country, and has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator the past 10 years.
xx, The FabFitFun Team
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