Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Giving Back - The Reason for the Season

For many, the holiday season passes by before having the chance to accomplish everything on a holiday “to do” list, which often includes donating to or assisting those in need. From starting an e-drive for charities, to virtual volunteering, there are many resources available that cater to those looking to do their part this holiday season - who are short on time.

YouGiveGoods (yougivegoods.com)
YouGiveGoods is an online charity drive platform that offers two options for donors; the first allows corporations, small businesses and individual volunteers to set up their own online drives, which can then be shared via social media to raise more awareness. The second option allows users to donate to any charity drives that are live on the YouGiveGoods website. Once a drive is over, YouGiveGoods then delivers all purchased items directly to the organization, making for a simple, effective way to give back to a charity or community in need.

Give Back Box (givebackbox.com)
Give Back Box provides vendor services to retailers and charities, allowing each and every cardboard box a second life to help people in need. They allow individuals to reuse shipping boxes from previous online purchases, or any other cardboard box, to donate your unwanted household items, such as gently used clothing, shoes, electronics etc. to those in need.

Sparked – Skills for Change (skillsforchange.com)
Sparked allows individuals to volunteer virtually by helping nonprofits meet challenges they face, based on each volunteer’s individual skills and interests. With tasks ranging from graphic design to social media, Sparked offers a simple way to give back right from your computer.