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Gifts that Give Back 2020

Give a gift that makes a difference — especially this year… because we all know the world needs a whole lot of healing right now. By this, I mean: consider making a charitable donation in someone’s honor in lieu of traditional gifting. After all, many of us have that wealthier member of the family that truly doesn’t need any more stuff.

We’ve created a list of some excellent organizations that are truly making a positive impact in the world right now (and always). When you make a donation to any of the charities below, you can feel confident knowing your funds are going where they’re supposed to, and making a difference in others’ lives. Oh — and it’s tax deductible.

We’ve grouped notable charities by category:

Relief for Housing Insecurity

According to HUD’s Annual Point-in-Time Count, 17 of every 10,000 people in the U.S. were homeless for at least one night in January 2019. We’ve yet to fully understand the extent to which the coronavirus pandemic has (and will) continue to affect homelessness, but it’s safe to say that it’s definitely made the crisis worse. This year, more than ever, giving to organizations that help combat homelessness and housing insecurity in America matter. You can also volunteer your time to help the cause.

Hunger Relief/Food Insecurity

According to Feeding America, “the coronavirus pandemic has left millions of families without stable employment. More than 50 million people, including 17 million children, may experience food insecurity in 2020.” Check out these organizations that help put food onto the tables of those who need it the most:

COVID Response/Relief Efforts

It goes without saying that COVID has affected every single human being in myriad ways. Around the world, people have suffered job losses and unforeseen financial insecurity, decreased physical and mental health, and many have lost a loved one to the disease. Here are some great organizations that directly support a variety of coronavirus response and relief efforts:

Supporting Children

Though supporting our children is not just a COVID-era issue, it’s no surprise that they need our help, support and protection now more than ever. The 2020 calendar year has left more children vulnerable to mental health struggles, hunger, child abuse, educational disparities, and so much more. By contributing to any of the following organizations, we can help offer support to children who need it most:

Mental Health

According to Mental Health America: “Even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing. In 2017-2018, 19% of adults experienced a mental illness, an increase of 1.5 million people over last year’s dataset.” Our mental health and wellbeing is of utmost importance, and it’s crucial that everyone who needs it has access to care and support. You can help — consider making a donation to one of the organizations below:

You can also refer back to our 2019 list of Gifts that Give Back.

If you have a charitable organization you feel passionate about, please share with us in the comments below. This year, we urge you to give back to the community in meaningful ways. It truly is the gift that will keep on giving.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Marissa and team at Lucie’s List

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