Tis the Season to Be Jolly…to Someone Else

New York Cares…a lot. But they can’t do it without you. This winter, spread some holiday cheer to someone less fortunate than you.

New York Cares has special holiday volunteering opportunities that include Winter Wishes for Children and Families and their annual Coat Drive.

With Food Bank of New York City, you can give back without even leaving your home. Learn more about their Virtual Food Drives.

No one is ever turned away at Yorkville Common Pantry. That’s why volunteers like you are needed for everything from making sandwiches and meal programs to toy drives and Souper Bowl drives.

Make an appointment to save a life! Donate blood to the New York Blood Center. Enter your location anyhere in the state and they’ll find a blood drive or center close to you!

Give a second chance with Housing Works, an organization fighting to end AIDS and homelessness. You can tutor, become a food service volunteer, work in the Bookstore Cafe or thrift shops, etc.

God’s Love We Deliver has prepared and delivered almost a million meals this year. How can they continue to do this without your help? Lend a hand today.

Don’t forget: Our very own Jumpstart at Pace is holding an orientation session on December 16 for special gift-wrapping events on December 17, 20, 21, and 23.

The White Plains Salvation Army is seeking the donation of holiday hams to be included in Christmas meal packages for needy families, along with other foods and toys.

The Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk is collecting for critters, sponsoring a combination adoption and item collection drive to benefit the SPCA of Westchester. You can also be a volunteer dogwalker or trainer at the SPCA of Westchester.

Bring diapers or make cash donations for local babies in need. Diaper Drive donations will be accepted through December 31  by the Junior League of Bronxville.

And make sure to check out Idealist.org, 1-800-Volunteer, and Volunteer Match, where you can choose your hours, area of interest, location, etc., and then get matched up with an organization or assignment. It’s that easy.