I don't know what the name is but there is a local one that gives Christmas presents to children that otherwise wouldn't get them. It is similar to Toys for Tots, but it is just local. I bought a couple books that I need to take to drop off. I have been buying a toy for either them or Toys for Tots the past couple years.
I also try to take Zoe and this year I am going to take Zoe and Lily if I can find out when, to Petsmart to get their pictures with Santa. The money goes to one of our local animal shelters.
*Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (where we got Lucy from)
*Children's Law Center of DC (Adopt foster kids for christmas and buy them clothing, shoes, toys, and gift cards for the family to buy food)
In general, I'll give to anyone who asks whose cause I support. I'll buy girl scout cookies, get my car washed at the high school, and volunteer time at city work projects (school beautification projects downtown or whatever). A few weeks ago kids came to the door asking for donations for another family in the apartment complex, so they could buy them Christmas presents. Hubby bought a decorated candy cane from them for $20.
Also, I try to carry around granola bars or crackers or $5 giftcards to Mcdonalds in my purse. Then, when a homeless person asks for money for food, I know they aren't spending it on drugs.
I have donated to various animal organizations.
I donate to Salvation Army bucket when I have cash.
I ALWAYS give to toys for tots.
I do the dollar at various stores for make a wish, st judes, and so on.
I buy fund raiser stuff at outrageous prices.
I just shopped for a 4 y/o boy whose house burned down not long ago.......my daughter's Purdue group adopted the family.
Just whatever little bit I can do here and there. We are not rich ourselves, but we do have more than some so I tend to share