I railed fairly recently on social media about how it seems that every year, the holiday season becomes more and more about consumerism for consumerism’s sake, and less about showing your loved ones that you care about them. So, maybe instead of giving things, why not give the gift of giving? I won’t endorse a specific charity, but here are some causes that could always benefit from donations (in no particular order):
- Social justice and human rights
- Global development
- Fighting poverty and hunger
- Education and literacy
- Medical research
This is just a beginning, of course. Make a donation in someone’s name, and spread love and compassion this holiday.