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.
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.
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.
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.
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.