Great Ways to Give Back This Holiday

Licensed by Creative Commons Many foundations embrace the season of giving with donations and drives.

Charlese Freeman

Student Life Editor

1. The Salvation Army

If you are looking to give back, whether it be through donating or volunteering this holiday season, the Salvation Army has plenty of opportunities.

During the holidays the Salvation Army visit hospitals, visit nursing homes, deliver meals to those who are bedridden, host toy drives and run soup kitchens. Stop by your local Salvation Army at 226 Washington St, East Stroudsburg to brighten someone’s spirit.

2. Belvin Family Light Show

Every Christmas Belvin hosts its annual light show. This free light spectacle will amaze the family this Christmas season. The Belvin Family Christmas Charity Light Show features thousands of Christmas light decorations.

The event is free, but donations are appreciated and all donations go toward the United Way of Monroe County.  The show will run from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1.

Check out the show at The Belvin Family residence on 464 Cherry Lane Road, East Stroudsburg, PA.

3. Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots brings the spirit of hope through toys. Every year, The foundation collects and delivers toys to children who are less fortunate.

This a great way to give back. Imagine the look on a child’s face whose parents may not be able to afford new toys.

The Toys for Tots Foundation’s goal is to embrace the holiday spirit through giving and love. Donate toys at your local drop-off center. Visit to for the list of locations.

4. The American Red Cross

While you celebrate the holidays, remember those who struggle with health issues. The American red cross is known for accepting blood donations, but the foundation also hosts holiday specials.

Holiday for Heroes allows people to recognize members of the military and veterans. Visit for details on the red cross in Monroe County.

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