The holiday season is finally upon us. It’s filled with delicious food, good cheer with loved ones, nostalgic traditions, and special memories. For many, this season is merry and bright, but others find this season more difficult. Consider giving back to your Christmas list this year. We’ve curated a list of eight places where you can donate your time or resources to make this season a “Merry Christmas” for all. Ending hunger is the mission of the Food Bank of North Alabama.
This food bank aims to bring immediate aid to families in need. Based in Huntsville, they provide many opportunities for you and your family to support others this holiday season and every season. Hosting a food drive and food donations are a couple of ways you can do so. Join the fight to end hunger in your community. The Kids to Love Foundation provides children in foster care with toys they can call their own.
This foundation is based in Madison, Alabama, and has many ways the community can help, such as donations, volunteering your time, and holding toy drives. Start checking off these children’s Christmas lists by giving back to the Kids to Love Foundation. The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama’s goal is to brighten thousands of people’s Christmas.
The Salvation Army provides a large amount of volunteer opportunities for you and your family. These volunteer opportunities concentrate on helping families in crisis, serving veterans, providing disaster relief, and providing resources for families in-need. The Community Kitchen is actively serving its community 365 days a year.
Based in Birmingham, this non-profit organization has served meals to tens of thousands of people and offers food to all. Gather friends and family to volunteer your time by serving food to those in Birmingham or donate funds to help support The Community Kitchen of Birmingham’s food stock.