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Giving Back This Winter

The holiday season is not just about receiving presents, it’s also the perfect time for giving back this winter and make a positive impact! As a teen girl, you have the power to make a difference and spread joy to those in need. So, why not consider donating to charities this holiday season? While it’s important to give back to the community year round, here are some fun and inspiring ways to get involved this holiday season:

Host a Virtual Fundraiser Party
Gather your friends online and organize a virtual fundraising party. You can play games or even host a virtual movie night. Encourage your friends to donate to a chosen charity, turning a night of fun into an opportunity to give back.

Craft for a Cause
Get creative and use your crafting skills to make handmade items like holiday cards, ornaments, or bracelets. Sell your creations and donate the proceeds to a charity of your choice. It’s a fantastic way to share your talents while supporting a good cause.

If you like to knit, sew, crochet, or anything similar, you can apply those skill. Crafting blankets are a great way to help your local warming shelter during the winter. You can have a fun time enjoying your hobby and also help others.

Volunteer as a Group
Rally your friends and spend a day volunteering at a local charity or community organization. Whether it’s serving meals at a soup kitchen or organizing a donation drive, working together as a team can make a significant impact. Friends are much more likely to take action if you organize where to go and when.

Social Media Challenges
Use the power of social media to launch challenges that encourage your peers to donate. Challenge your friends to create a fun and shareable hashtag to raise awareness for your chosen charity, or even simply promote charity posts on Instagram or other platforms.

Charity Gift Exchange
Instead of a traditional gift exchange with your friends, suggest a charity gift exchange. Each person contributes to a shared donation fund, and together you can decide which charity will receive the collective gift. It’s a meaningful way to give back and advocate for what you believe in this season.

Educate and Advocate
Take the time to research and educate your friends about different charities and causes. Share information on social media, and inspire others to get involved. Advocacy can be just as impactful as direct donations.

Turn a Hobby into a Fundraiser
Whether you love baking, painting, or playing an instrument, turn your hobby into a fundraising opportunity. Host a bake sale, art auction, or mini-concert, and donate the proceeds to a charity close to your heart.

Remember, no contribution is too small, and every effort counts. By coming together with your friends, you can make a positive impact and create lasting memories during this holiday season. So, let the spirit of giving guide you, and let’s make this holiday season truly special for those in need.


And don’t forget to check out Girl Spring contributor Eden’s article on how to shop for Christmas!

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1 Comment

  • TG

    Now I’m inspired to volunteer over the break!

    December 13, 2023 at 4:51 pm
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