As wonderful as it is to receive gifts, this holiday season is all about giving: giving gratitude, giving love, giving kindness — and most importantly giving back. A May 2020 survey by Modern Health found that 75% of more than 700 respondents reported feeling more grateful "for their health, their relationships and the life that they'd built" when involved in philanthropy. Additional studies from the Cleveland Clinic even show that donating to charity or volunteering has huge physical and mental health benefits. For those passionate about giving back this holiday season, whether that is through kind actions, volunteering or monetary means, the 30-Day Giving Challenge is here to help you figure out where to start, what charitable organizations you can trust and more.
This four-week guide focuses on a different area of giving each week, ranging from your friends and family to international charities, so you can truly spread the love everywhere this holiday season. It also offers options for those on the go, with ideas that can be done in five minutes or less (Hey, the holiday season is pretty busy after all!). You can even get the whole family involved with creative community service ideas that are doable for kids and teens.
Get exclusive access to our experts' top gift-picks that also donate a portion of their proceeds to top-rated charities, and all the information you need on volunteering for organizations that aide veterans, protect animals offer resources, support to LGBTQ+ youth and more.
Here's a sneak peek at the guide to get you started — but you'll need to sign up for the GH+ Club to get the full challenge (or, if you're already part of the GH+ community, go here to our complete list of challenges and guides).
In addition to bonus guides and challenges on popular topics like this one, members also receive unlimited access to digital content, special money-saving deals and discounts, the chance to be a product tester, a one-year magazine subscription — and so much more! To unlock access to Good Housekeeping's brand-new Giving Challenge, we invite you to sign up for GH+ for the full insider experience.
Once you've signed up to be a GH+ member, follow the GH+ sign-up directions sent to your email (including creating a MYLO account). Once you've logged into your MYLO account via the homepage of GoodHousekeeping.com (upper right corner at the top!), you can head to our Exclusive Guides and Challenges page to access the 30-Day Giving Challenge.
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