There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday … now there’s Giving Tuesday. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated as a day to celebrate generosity. Give a gift that makes an impact – right here in our own community. On this Giving Tuesday, or anytime during the holidays, consider giving or volunteering with one of these organizations. They serve the community by creating a better life for all residents. For a list of even more organizations in Bucks County, click here.
If you listen to WMMR, you’ve heard of Preston & Steve’s Campout for Hunger. The 21st annual event is happening now, November 26 through November 30, and is the largest single-location food drive in the country. Hosts Preston Elliot & Steve Morrison camp out in the parking lot of XFINITY Live! beginning Monday morning and broadcast live all week from the site. Throughout the week, there will be all types of entertainment. The only price of admission is a simple donation for Philabundance. To find out more, click here.
Philabundance is the area’s largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley. The organization distributes more than 24 million pounds of food to those who need it every year. They are in need of monetary gifts as well as volunteers to hand out fresh vegetables and fruits in many locations in the area as well as grocery rescue volunteers, who pick up food at local grocery stores and drive it to neighborhood Philabundance agencies. To learn more or to donate, visit philabundance.org.
Kisses for Kyle 10th Annual Holiday Gift Drive
The Kisses for Kyle Foundation is a non-profit based in Willow Grove that helps families battling childhood cancer by providing a wide range of programs, services, financial and emotional support for the entire family. During the holidays, Kisses for Kyle asks for either monetary or gift donations. If you visit the site before December 7, you can choose a child and see what that child is asking for this Christmas. You can then make a promise to ship that item directly to Kisses for Kyle and it will be delivered to the child. For more information, click here.
The Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots
The Toys for Tots program accepts monetary donations as well as new, unwrapped toys for area children. Take your donations to one of the many drop-off sites in the area, now through December 9. The locations are marked with Toys for Tots donation boxes. For a full list of drop-off sites, go to toysfortots.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
Habitat for Humanity donations fund the purchase of materials needed to build homes and offer low-cost repairs to area families. The organization is also looking for volunteers to build homes, help in the office, and work in the ReStore, located in Chalfont. The ReStore sells gently used furniture, housewares, and building materials with the proceeds directly supporting the organization’s work. For more information or to donate, visit habitatbucks.org.
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Land Trust of Bucks County
Protect farmland, natural resources, wildlife habitats, biodiversity and scenic vistas throughout Bucks County with a donation to the Land Trust of Bucks County. They accept one-time monetary donations as well as offering memberships at different giving amounts. For more information, visit landtrustbuckscounty.org.
Bucks County SPCA
Donations made this Giving Tuesday to the Bucks County SPCA will be put towards reducing cat overpopulation. The funds will pay for spaying and neutering of Bucks County cats. The organization also accepts general donations and volunteers. In addition to monetary donations, the shelter has a wish list on the web site for items they need. For more information, visit bcspca.org.
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This #GivingTuesday we’re raising critically needed funds to spay and neuter Bucks County Cats. Your $40 donation will pay for spay/neuter surgery and vaccines for one deserving cat. Click on the link in the description to donate! This service is in high demand. So far this year we’ve performed more than 600 fee-waived cat sterilizations. Cats can have up to 3 litters each year. That adds up to a lot of unwanted kittens! We’ve had great success helping people reduce cat overpopulation. One family we helped had a large group of outdoor cats on their property. The cats were producing many litters of kittens. The family humanely trapped and brought us a few cats each week to be neutered. Over the course of several weeks, all the cats were neutered, vaccinated, and safely returned to the property where they can live and be cared for without concern of more mouths to feed in the future. This family could not have afforded to have so many cats sterilized. They were extremely grateful to the Bucks County SPCA for helping them do the right thing for their cats. Give today to help reduce the overwhelming numbers of homeless kittens in Bucks County!
Give a Christmas: An Intelligencer & Bucks County Opportunity Council & Keystone Opportunity Center Project
Every year since 1988, The Intelligencer asks its readers to open their hearts and their wallets to help their neighbors in need. Since its beginning, more than $2.5 million has been contributed to Give-A-Christmas, with $139,369 donated last year. In 2017-2018, Give-A-Christmas funds helped 472 families in poverty in Bucks and Montgomery Counties with gift cards for Christmas and other essential needs. The needs of many of our neighbors are basic, food, warm clothing, and transportation; and their gratitude for any help at all is moving. Give-A-Christmas helps the most vulnerable in our community who have the greatest needs. Click here to donate.