Donate $100 to feed a family in need for a week
The goal of Heavenly Harvest is to end world hunger by filling the bellies and the hearts of families and children who are struggling to make ends meet in America. Depending on how much your budget allows, $19 will provide two meals per day for seven days, while $100 can feed a family for an entire week. They also make it easy to donate via their website or by texting Text-To-Give to 917-993-5577. Curious where your money goes? The organization as partnered with Feed the Children in an effort to create meal packets that make delivery less expensive and seamless.
Donate your holiday to your favorite charity—or charities.
Can’t decide what passion project pulls at your heart strings the most? No worries, with DailyKARMA, you don’t have to. The next time the holiday season rolls around or you make another lap around the sun, consider turning the tables on traditional gift giving and setting up a fundraiser instead. Here, you select the causes that mean the most to you and then donate directly, without ever leaving their site. You can make this a one-time occurrence, or a monthly or annual goal, depending on how much of an impact you want to have.
Shop on Amazon for cats and dogs in need
The Best Friends Animal Society is on a mission to drastically reduce the amount of animals that are killed in shelters across the country, aiming to go from 17 million per year to about two million by year 2020. In addition to donating money on their site, you can also browse through their Amazon Wish List the next time you’re restocking on household essentials. Here, local branches from Georgia to California list the specific needs they have—from leashes and food to pet beds and more—giving you a personalized approach to helping pups and kitties stateside. And hey, if you want to go the route of a cash donation, when you give $25 or more, you’ll receive six bimonthly issues of Best Friends magazine. This is how much it costs to own a dog.