#GivingTuesday – Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

 

Tis the season for merriment and cheer! The holidays are perfect time to continue old traditions as well as start new traditions for the whole family to enjoy. Start the holiday season by paying it forward to those in need.

We’ve joined the global movement, #GivingTuesday where charities and communities come together to cultivate generosity and celebrate the gift of giving. Each act of generosity matters, and when we collectively amplify the act of the giving, it becomes a gift that keeps on giving even after the holiday season.

Make a difference in someone’s life by joining us in expressing generosity on #GivingTuesday and every day. Whether you’re looking to volunteer or make a donation, we’ve highlighted a list of non-profit organizations and programs to get you started.

American Cancer Society’s mission is to free the world from cancer through funding, conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients and spreading the word about prevention.

American Red Cross San Diego / Imperial Counties serves over 3.6 million in the region by providing food and shelter in emergencies, assist members of armed forces and their families, teach lifesaving skills and more.

Arthritis Foundation is leading the fight for the arthritis community through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science, and community connections.

Burn Institute is dedicated to reducing burn injuries and deaths through fire and burn prevention education, burn survivor support programs, and funding of burn care research and treatment.

California Center for the Arts Escondido is dedicated to bringing people together to discover, create, and celebrate the arts by hosting free community events, educational programs and featuring a wide array of performing art shows.

Junior Achievement of San Diego works with local kids to help them achieve their true potential by providing them a variety of K-12 educational programs.

Meals on Wheels San Diego County is devoted to the health, safety and well-being of San Diego seniors by  providing and distributing home-delivered meals and safety checks for 7 days a week, including holidays, covering the entire county including delivery into 3,049+ square miles of rural and unincorporated areas.

Moonlight Cultural Foundation raises funds to help cultivate the arts, enhance the natural environment, and preserve Vista’s rich history through three separate entities: Moonlight Cultural Foundation, Moonlight Angels Auxiliary, and Moonlight Youth Theatre.

Neighborhood Healthcare provides quality health care and promotes wellness for everyone in the community, regardless of ability to pay. Volunteers are welcome and they will match you up with a like-minded staff member that can mentor you while you volunteer.

Operation Connect is a program that gives back to those who served our country by connecting transitioning service members to business leaders, owners, and influential people in the community. They are partnered up with a mentor and receive complimentary professional development training, admission to networking events and access to North San Diego Business Chamber member benefits.

Palomar College Foundation helps fund scholarships, special programs and projects, and ensuring the quality education is available for everyone in the community.

Promises 2 Kids annually provides over 3,000 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care. They help them overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.

RB United enables individuals and groups, working together, to collaborate on programs such as the Fire Council of Rancho Bernardo, Community Preparedness & Recovery, and Senior Collaborative that benefit the North County Inland community.

San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra provides performance opportunities to children and young people of any race, religion, or ethnic origin without regard to economic circumstances in the community to demonstrate their  musical proficiency for a receptive audience.

San Diego North Educational Foundation is responsible for Strategies for Success, a leadership certification program for high school seniors and college students, offering programs to bridge the life skills gap by giving them the knowledge they need to connect with San Diego employers. SDNEF also manages Operation Connect, a program that gives back to those who served our country by connecting transitioning service members to business leaders, owners, influential people in the community.

Scripps Health Foundation ensure that Scripps continue to make breakthroughs in medicine and provides a quality, caring environment focused around each patient’s unique needs. Donations gives doctors, nurses and staff the technology, training and tools they need to deliver the best possible care to patients.

Scripps Ranch Theater is an all-volunteer non-profit committed to producing quality and entertaining theater. Donations help with their artist advocacy, general operating support, education, and outreach.

Sharp Health Care combines advanced technology, medical excellence and compassionate care, going beyond caring for people to caring about people. They offer volunteer opportunities to serve the community, meet new people, and assist in a wide variety of meaningful programs.

Strategies for Success is a professional development training program created by the San Diego North Educational Foundation to provide high school seniors, community college, and vocational students a full day educational seminar on skills needed to be successful in the business environment.

The Foundation of Senior Well-being is dedicated to improving the well-being of a growing population of seniors throughout North San Diego County by linking them, their families, and their caregivers to resources and programs to achieve a sense of purpose, supportive relationships, financial security, community pride, and good physical health.

The So Brave Foundation brings together alternative healers of all kinds to provide complementary services for veterans and their families with PTSD & TBI.

Tri City Hospital Foundation plays an important role in promoting philanthropy and well-being in the community. They have raised nearly 50 million in programs, services and capital needs for  The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, The Siegel Family Surgical Suites The Beatrice Riggs French Women’s Center and more!

Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is dedicated to enhancing the musical, social, and intellectual growth of young musicians of all ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. They inspire and guide them through instruction, dynamic ensemble rehearsals, and exceptional performances.

 

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