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Holiday Charity

Generous Procrastinators Unite

Kevin Bacon | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Kevin Bacon

We wait all year for this season of kindness and giving, and many of us literally wait until the clock runs out on December 31 to support the causes close to our hearts (and get that tax credit). Here are 3 ways you can give back.

Mini Horse Helps Salvation Army Raise Money

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 11.30.2012 | Impact

WEST BEND, Wis. -- Tinker may be miniature – as in a miniature horse – but he's a big money raiser for the Salvation Army. He uses his mo...

Thanksgiving Donations Up 61% Compared To Last Year | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact

Thanksgiving may have been a time for excessive eating and spending but according to data compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropyit was also a time ...

Too Much Stuff: Teaching Kids How To Give

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

One of my early epiphanies as a new parent was realizing that shopping for them was even more fun than shopping for myself. There is joy in the giving of the "stuff," which is why we do it.

Top 10 Ways to Be Charitable When Money Is Tight

Women & Co | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
Women & Co

During this time of financial turmoil, few of us are writing checks with the same frequency and the same number of zeroes as when we feel secure in our jobs and flush in our retirement accounts. Even if you can't give money, that doesn't mean you can't give back.

Just How Do You Giftwrap a Goat?

Anne Goddard | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Anne Goddard

The merchandising of the holidays has descended on us again this year, perhaps earlier and more ubiquitous than ever before. But if it succeeds in infusing our days that much sooner with the underlying spirit of what this time of year is supposed to be all about then that is a good thing.

One Billion Reasons to Celebrate This Time of Year

Brad Smith | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Brad Smith

As most people prepare for the upcoming holiday gift-giving season, at Microsoft we're just wrapping up a favorite time of the year on campus, the Employee Giving Campaign.

The Best Gifts That Give Back

Jane Buckingham | Posted 02.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

With a fragrance blend of evergreen and balsam fir needles combined with rich woods and a sparkling citrus accord, these holiday candles will light up anyone's holiday.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians?

Lee Woodruff | Posted 02.18.2012 | Parents
Lee Woodruff

The parenting challenge of instilling a sense of giving back is an evergreen one. But in the era of Kardashian, keeping up with seems to mean acquiring more and giving less.

Around The Country, Secret Santas Pay For Christmas Shopping

AP | By MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 02.15.2012 | Impact

OMAHA, Neb. -- The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small childr...

Operation Santa: Granting Kids' Wishes One Letter At A Time

Posted 12.16.2011 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you were wondering where Santa's elves are, it's the Post Office...

5 Holiday Cause Promotions that Top My Christmas List

Joe Waters | Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact
Joe Waters

I've already gotten some great gifts: five cause marketing promotions that keep me believing in the spirit of giving that happens when company and cause work together.

'Tis the Season to Share Blessings With Others

Siobhan Walsh | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Siobhan Walsh

This year, as we approach the two-year anniversary of the crippling earthquake, my wish list is all about giving children affected by the disaster in Haiti the most valuable gift they will ever receive, the gift of education.

Why Charities Are Ditching Heartbreaking Images For Holiday Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.09.2011 | Impact

Charities know that donors are growing weary from images of starving children and chickens getting their heads chopped off at slaughtering houses. So,...

Wrapping and Rapping With New Yorkers for Children

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 02.05.2012 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

Members of the Friends Committee of New Yorkers for Children helped wrap presents for children in foster care at the non-profit's ninth annual "Wrap to Rap" event, held this year at the Ainsworth.

Real Christmas Lights

Randi Miller | Posted 01.16.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

For kids who have survived domestic violence or sexual abuse, the whole world is upside down, and instead of being the happiest time of the year, Christmas tends to be just the opposite.

5 Ways To Give This Holiday Season

Joshua Rosenthal | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Joshua Rosenthal

Why do people succumb to the sheer insanity that Black Friday brings? Is there a better way to celebrate the arrival of the season of giving? I think so.

Van Used By Children's Charity Torched Before Holiday Mission

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago-based children's charity is looking for a new mode of transportation after the van they use to pick up toys and donate them to needy childre...

Charitable Giving: Are We Holiday Do-Gooders Just Selfishly Easing Our Guilt?

Briana Rognlin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Briana Rognlin

Droves of Americans experience a particular urge to help others around the holidays -- at least partially, I suspect -- in order to assuage our guilt over the abundance of food, drink, gifts, travel, and indulgences.

Literary Community Rallies Around Author Through Donations for Silent Auction

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cicily Janus

In artist communities around our country, it is imperative that we support each other and gather the support of others outside the community, especially in times of trouble.

Gift Ideas For Significant Others: 11 Suggestions From Huffington Post Readers

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

1. I opt for something humorous. This year, my husband is getting red long johns and rock 'em sock 'em robots. 2. Something that the both of you can ...