The holiday season is all about giving, and if you want to teach your family the real joy of giving in the new year, then you can easily get involved in charitable projects. This will send a great message to your kids about the true meaning of giving, and get you into the spirit of new beginnings. If you are looking for a great charity to donate to in 2014, take a look at these four options.
There is no better charity than this awesome organization. They make wishes come true for children who are facing terminal diseases. No matter how grand the wish is, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will find a way to make it come true. You can donate money or your talents to help this fine charity this year.
A fine way to get involved with charity in your community is to take your family to donate their time working in a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. This not only will make you feel good, but will also show your kids the value of self-less service. Have them offer more services and even entertainment if you have a talent to share.
There are few things sadder than the thought of being alone for most of the year, and the fact is there are many seniors in nursing home who are facing that prospect every year. If you want to give a priceless gift, then you should look into spending time with a senior at a local nursing home. Bring the whole family to surround someone who really needs it, and trade stories and experiences with people you will learn to love.
Give to a Charity That Does Good All Over
It is sometimes hard to find just one charity to donate to. There are just so many worthy causes that need help. You can make it easier on yourself by donating to a charity like Melaleuca that provides help to worthy causes all over the world and you can be sure your resources are going to people in real need. These companies share their wealth with third world countries, and offer ways to help foster new infrastructure.
Remember to give yourself and your family a new beginning this year by giving and serving. It will make you feel good, and it will help to bring your family together with love.
Guest Post written by Brooke Chaplan. Brooke is a freelance writer and recent graduate of the University of New Mexico. She enjoys hiking, biking, running and blogging about many different subjects including family, home and fitness. Contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan
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