Blog circle time again! And what better way to celebrate the season than to find unique ways of giving back and helping others? Check out these ideas for giving back, both close to home and far away, and then visit the other blogs in the circle for more inspiring ideas for how we can all help others this holiday season.

Ways to give back and donate or volunteer this holiday season

San Antonio Food Bank
The San Antonio Food Bank can always use donations of money and time. Take a look at their site, make a donation, or contact them to take a tour and consider volunteering (like San Antonio Mom Blogger Neven, who writes at Ex-Foodie).

DonorsChoose.org
Barack Obama may be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, but if I announced my pick it would be: TEACHERS. Teachers made us all who we are today. They educate our children. They work harder than anyone I know (my mother is a retired teacher and my sister is a current teacher). And these days they are also tasked with protecting our kids. Teachers give us their best every day. It’s time to give back to them. Check out DonorsChoose.org. Teachers from grades K-12 in public schools all across the country post projects for which they need funding. Donate as little as $1 and you’ll be kept apprised of the project’s progress. Donate $50 or more and you’ll receive hand-written thank you notes from the students you’re helping.

The Magik Theatre
The Magik Theatre brings children’s book characters to life, sparking creativity and expanding imagination in San Antonio’s kids. Not only does The Magik Theatre provide a full schedule of stellar theatre productions each year, but they also offer free tickets to kids who can’t afford them. Over the years, generous donors have allowed The Magik Theatre to provide more than 300,000 free tickets! Help local kids experience the thrill of live theatre: make a donation to The Magik Theatre.

More ways to give back
My recent post, 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #20, featured three more wonderful nonprofits who can use our help too. Give them a peek and then visit the next blog in our circle: Kids Stuff World. Stacy is a huge advocate for No Kid Hungry and raising awareness of their efforts to feed America’s children. I can’t wait to see what she suggests during this heart-warming time of giving.