Holiday Charity Opportunities

"There's an ocean of need out there, and our single small donation can seem like a drop in the bucket. But that drop matters."

Holiday Shopping

FREE "Click to Donate" Charity Opportunities

Donate to countless organizations and charities by simply clicking a button! No purchase necessary! It is absolutely free to you!

Pay 6 Forward Honda Giveaway - Enter for a chance to win a new Honda for yourself and one for a non-profit organization! Simply "like" their Facebook page to enter! This sweepstakes is sponsored by 6abc Action News.

ClickToGive – This website gives money to several organizations based on how many times their charities are clicked on. You can opt for daily reminders, and once you have accumulated a good amount of points, you can donate them towards your selected charity! – This website is associated with ClickToGive, and also gives money based on how many clicks a certain charity accumulates.  Some charities make you play games to earn points in exchange for your donation. These websites are for charities all over the world.

One Click At A Time – This website also donates money to charities listed on their homepage based on how many clicks they receive. The charities on this site are separated by causes, such as: Women, Hunger, Environmental, etc.

Help From Home – Another “click to donate” website.

Care 2 Make a Difference – Another “click to donate” website; however, this website also offers petitions for different causes that can be signed electronically and “Daily Actions” to bring attention to certain causes that change every day.

Stretch Your Holiday Dollar

When you buy something for a loved one, you could help feed people in a shelter simultaneously. Purchasing a scarf for your mother could give the homeless gloves during the long and harsh winter months. Buying a bear for your niece or nephew could supply a pediatric center with more money for research. By shopping at certain stores for everyday gifts, you can help give back to those who need it at the same time. All year round, especially during the holiday season, there are numerous ways to help those who need it during your everyday shopping.

Below is a list of charity shopping sites and organizations that take a portion of your purchase and donate it to charities locally and around the world. Organizations that benefit from this charity range from animals to rainforests, local farmers to the impoverished. These sites sell items that are both useful and beautiful. They are a great place to complete all of your holiday shopping year round.

The Hunger Site – This website is owned by, provides links to petitions, “click to donate” websites, and items and goods made by the people that charities are helping. These products can be purchased cheaply and their proceeds go to specific charities.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - This organization offers a variety of products, including a pink version of the LIVESTRONG armbands as well as other jewelry and apparel. All proceeds directly benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation and its mission to find a cure for breast cancer.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind - A great place to find greeting cards and other merchandise for the pet lover. Proceeds help to provide guide dogs or capable canines free of charge to those in need.

Habitat for Humanity - The gift shop provides apparel, travel items, and a variety of other goods while benefiting habitat projects worldwide.

The Humane Society of the United States - The Humane Society sells collectible Christmas ornaments as well as Gund brand collectible kitten and puppy plush animals. Help support their mission to protect animals within the United States.

Buy For Charity - This organization raises money for a cause while saving money for you and allows you to shop at over 350 stores online. While visiting the website, you can designate the charity you would like your purchases for benefit. Great stores are included that sell anything from computers and electronics to apparel and flowers. Benefits will go to organizations such as the JSF Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and numerous other valuable charities.

Gear That Gives - A store affiliated with the Greater Good Network that donates 10% of your purchase to the charity of your choice and 10% of your purchase to the site’s cause. NOTE: Click on the link to ‘Gear That Gives’.  The cause of each store is denoted across the top banner.

Greater Good Network - A network of merchant that donates a percentage of your purchase to a charity of your choice. - Arcadia University's Community Service Office is registered with Shop at your favorite online stores and support our service trips and activities throughout the year. Follow the link, find our cause and complete all of your holiday shopping while helping us fund service trips over Winter and Spring Breaks. For more information about the trips you are supporting, check out our Alternative Spring Break page.

Recycle Works - Provides links to other service organizations that offer services to those in need around the world.  Also gives tips and advice on keeping holiday celebrations earth friendly.

Seva Foundation - A foundation that makes donations in honor of your friends and family to causes around the world.  The causes include Native American Community Wellness, Sight Programs in Asia and Africa, and Community Development Programs in Latin America.

UNICEF Gift and Card - For 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading advocate for children; bringing vital medicine, clean water, education, nutritious food and emergency relief to children around the world.  UNICEF will use a percentage of your purchase to continue these programs.

Visit Our Mall - Arcadia University's Community Service Office is registered with Shop at your favorite online stores and support our service trips and activities throughout the year. Follow the link and complete all of your holiday shopping while helping us fund service trips over Winter and Spring Breaks. For more information about the trips you are supporting, check out our Alternative Spring Break page.

The Giving Spirit

Spread some holiday spirit to someone who will truly appreciate it! Purchasing a gift for someone in need is sure to brighten their holiday season!

One Simple Wish - This nonprofit grants small "wishes" for foster children, impoverished families, and at-risk youth in hopes of brightening their lives. To grant a wish for child in need, simply pick the wish of your choice and make a payment to the organization. One Simple Wish will purchase and deliver the wish to the respective child. You will need to register for an account in order to grant a wish.

Heifer International Catalog - Heifer International assists impoverished families around the world by giving them a helping hand instead of a handout.  Heifer uses donations to give communities the livestock and vegetation necessary to create a lasting economy for needy people.  Help Heifer to accomplish its goal by purchasing or contributing to the purchase of an animal or vegetation.

American Cancer Society - Donate and save lives. Join the fight against cancer by donating to the American Cancer Society. This website enables you to donate money to help fund cancer research in honor of or in the memory of a friend, loved one, or family member.

Rescue Gifts - This website allows you to purchase a gift to help provide critical assistance to refugee families around the world. Simply browse the online catalog and purchase the gift(s) that inspire you. You will be sent a personalized dedication and a description of how your gift will make a difference to those receiving it.


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