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12.06.2012

Charities To Consider This Holiday Season

It's that time of year to be extra generous.   Whether it's tipping your trash person or donating to Toys For Tots, every generous effort is worth it's weight in gold. 

We happen to live in one of the wealthiest counties in the country, yet there are STILL MANY families in need of food in close by neighborhoods. It's hard to believe, but there are children who don't know when their next meal will be.  My family typically donates both food and money directly to our church. I'm also having my girls pick out toys this year that will be given to those less fortunate. 

Below are local charities as well as info from GiveWell. org which lists top charities you may consider donating to. 

XOXO
Jennifer


LOCAL VIRGINIA CHARITY 
***LINK, a local non-profit charity, provides emergency food to people in need in Loudoun County. LINK is an ALL VOLUNTEER service and is always look for people to help out. 

If you are interested in donating, organizing a food or toy collection, please contact president@linkagainsthunger.org 

**You can also donate money to your local church and ask that it be used for those in need this holiday season. Many churches earmark donations like these so that your money goes directly to the needy. 


NATIONAL CHARITIES

One click to GiveWell.org and you can see which charities use its donations best. This independent non-profit charity evaluator can help you decide which charity you feel most comfortable contributing to. 


Here is a link to GiveWell's top 2012 charities:











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