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How To Adopt A Family For Christmas 2020 & Donate Gifts To Spread Holiday Cheer

To help end a very tumultuous year on a high note, you might be thinking about leaning into the spirit of giving. During a holiday season that might be extra challenging for some, due to the financial ramifications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, opening your wallet (if you’re able to give) to help families afford food, clothing, essential supplies, and gifts is more meaningful than ever. If you are trying to figure out how to get started, here’s how to adopt a family for Christmas 2020 and donate gifts to help those in your community and nationwide.

With U.S. unemployment claims currently at their highest levels since mid-September, according to CNN’s reporting on Dec. 10, your help can make even more of a difference this year. While you can donate to help those in need through national charity organizations or local groups year-round, many are amping up their efforts during a particularly difficult holiday season. If you’re looking for a way to make a difference for a family that’s struggling, lending your support financially — if you have the means to — can help them get the things they need while also making their family’s holiday festivities a little brighter. In addition to taking note of these suggestions, you can also donate to a small or local organizations that provide similar services.

When doing your research, you’ll want to make sure the group you’re thinking of sending your donation through is a registered 501(c) (3), which basically confirms it’s recognized as a non-profit based on certain federal guidelines. From there, you can also look up non-profit resources like Charity Navigator or Charity Watch to see exactly how your funds will be allocated.

USPS Operation Santa

The U.S. Postal Service’s Operation Santa program allows you to choose to adopt either letters from individuals or families (or both) by reading through different entries and finding the ones that speak to you. Once you choose to “adopt” a letter, you’ll need to sign in or create an account on the USPS website, buy your gifts and wrap them, and anonymously send them on their way by Dec. 19. The last day to send in a letter is Tuesday Dec. 15, while the deadline to “adopt” a letter is Dec. 19.

Santa’s Knights

The New York-based organization, which offers free martial arts and exercise classes during the year, is inviting people to take on the role of Santa for the holidays. You’re able to “adopt” one of the letters, which are mostly from underserved youth in New York’s Harlem neighborhood. If you don’t feel like picking out gifts, you can also donate money. Based on the webpage, most people spend between $20 to $50 per letter, but you’re welcome to spend less or more based on your own financial situation. Santa’s Knights will accept letters and donations all the way until Christmas Day (Dec. 25).

Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program

You know Salvation Army for its Red Kettle campaign, but with the pandemic, there is predicted to be a drop in donations. You can still donate virtually here, or you can search your local Salvation Army website for giving programs. For example, in Illinois, you can drop off gifts at your local branch through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, which you can do until Dec. 23.

CarePortal

CarePortal, which is a subset of The Global Orphan Project, aims to add some Christmas cheer to vulnerable kids and families in the U.S. child welfare system. The national program, which relies on recommendations from social workers and caseworkers, shares requests from different local families so you can scroll through choose to purchase items like high chairs, bus passes, beds, coats, groceries, and more. Requests are shared on a rolling basis, and range anywhere from $10 to over $1,000.

“Buy Nothing” Neighborhood Groups On Facebook

If you can’t afford to give a monetary donation this year, you might want to consider joining a “Buy Nothing” group on Facebook. The group, which has local factions all around the world, encourages people to post things they either need or are giving away for free, making it easier to help out people in your immediate community.

Family-To-Family

Family-To-Family, which connects families all year round for sponsorships, is giving people the option to “fill a holiday stocking” with toysput together holiday dinner baskets to give to local families, or adopt a low-income family this year. There’s no deadline to donate by, so consider giving to help families even after the holidays are over.

M.A.S.K. Chicago

Chicago’s Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings seeks to help local BIPOC communities, which have been especially hard hit by the pandemic, with its annual toy drive, which goes through Dec. 25. You can purchase items from the Amazon wish list anytime before then and have them shipped to a designated location or to you. On Christmas morning, volunteers will drop off the gifts off at communities in the west and south sides of the city.

Ikuesan Oluwaseun (CEO OFOFONOBS) is a Nigerian news carrier blogger, writer, entrepreneur and a web developer. We bring you the Nigerian News, Music and All Informative Messages On This Medium. Connect With Me Via: IG/Twitter: @ofofonobs Call/Whatsapp: +2348114313795

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