(BPT) - Traditions, tidings and tinsel — the holidays are a time for celebration. While you are planning parties and checking off gift lists, you also know that the holiday season is much more than that. It’s also the time to give thanks and give back to the communities. In fact, December is the most popular time of year for charitable giving, according to the National Philanthropic Trust, and Americans get more generous every year. In 2021, Americans gave around $485 billion, a 4% increase from the previous year.
Whether it’s donating to a community fundraiser, making a donation at checkout, donating unused credit card rewards points, or supporting a cause you care about, it’s a great time to get into the holiday spirit and give back. Here are some ideas for fitting charitable giving in to your budget this year.