‘Tis the season for spoiling our loved ones and letting ourselves get spoiled all at the same time! We at Wellth Collective absolutely love this time of year. There is so much to be grateful for and we get to spend much of our time with people who make our lives totally complete.  While we are present to the joys of the holidays, we are also incredibly aware of the struggles that so many individuals have to face during this time of year. It’s important to take all of the gifts that we have and learn how to spread some of that holiday cheer to those who need it the most. We also get that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin!

We created a list for you to get started. Take a step towards helping someone in need with one of the suggestions below or let it spark something else within you and find your own way to give back. Whatever it is, do it. The world needs you, now more than ever!

Secret Santa in NYC. A retired principal right here in New York City has been facilitating Secret Santa for some incredible kids at an elementary school up in Washington Heights and the donations are all under $100 but the reward is priceless.  Without this program, these kids would not have a Christmas so making them know that they matter is an incredible gift. Email katherinetomasi@gmail.com if you want to sponsor a child this year. It’s so rewarding!

Test 400-K All season long we have been partnering with Test 400-K for our NYC Studio Tour and it’s been such an amazing experience. This organization raises awareness, advocates and supports innovation in rapid DNA analysis. It mobilizes communities to take action to improve the ways in which law enforcement and the criminal justice system handle the processing of evidence collected from sexual assaults in the U.S. Consider making a donation today as no amount is too small and this cause is an incredibly important one.

Friends With Four Paws Rescue. With so many people in need it’s easy to forget that our furry friends need help too. During the holidays it can be challenging to find foster homes for these precious pups and if you want to get a dog for keeps, there’s no better way than to rescue one! There are lots of ways to support animals throughout the year but Friends with Four Paws has an easy program with a lot of support so we wanted to give them a special shout out. Visit their site for information on their latest adoptable dogs and contact them directly to get this puppy party started.   

Go Deed.  Sometimes we want to do good but we want to invite our friends to join us and the app DEED gives us the chance to do that with total ease. Browse through a variety of choices for ways to volunteer, everything from feeding the homeless to walking dogs for owners who are too sick and even urban gardening.  Pick your activity of choice and then share it on social media to get a whole group to give back.  Download it and start volunteering today!    

We hope this inspires you to find your own way to give back and be of service this holiday season. It doesn’t matter how big or small the act is, it’s about starting from somewhere and starting from exactly where you are at. Happy giving Wellth Warriors!