Giving back this holiday season

Thanksgiving is tomorrow which means the season of giving is officially kicking off.  In addition to buying gifts for family and friends, local charities and non-profits also benefit from the spirit of generosity this time of year.  Here are some great community organizations around Denton that could benefit from your donated time or resources this holiday season:

Denton County Friends of the Family – This is a great organization that helps victims of relationship violence and sexual assault.  Listed on their website are many different ways to volunteer your time as well as a link to donate if you’d rather make a monetary donation.

Our Daily Bread – A community soup kitchen in Denton.  On the website’s “How You Can Help” page, you’ll see a link for monetary donations as well as a list of pantry items accepted.  Volunteer opportunities are also listed on the page.

The Salvation Army – You’ll recognize them as the familiar sound of the bells ringing outside stores at Christmas time or the Angel tree in the mall.  Check out their website to see the many ways in which you can help them out this season.

United Way of Denton County – The United Way has many volunteer opportunities for people wanting to work with children, the homeless, veterans, and more.  Those interested can fill out a short survey on their website and a United Way representative will get in contact with them.

These are just four of the organizations in Denton that work to make our lives healthier and happier but there are many more.  What are some of your favorites?  Click here to view the United Way’s handy community resources guide to see what other organizations you could help serve today.

For inspiring stories by those who chose to give back, check out these titles from Denton Public Library:

 

  

 

– Sarah Ward, Teen Services Librarian-South Branch

 

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