Just like the parable Jesus told about the widow and her two coins (Mark 12:41-44), these words from Longfellow remind us that giving what we have – no matter how small – could make a world of difference to someone. And we know that during this season of family and festivities and cooking and shopping, giving back is top of your list. But it can be easy to get overwhelmed when deciding when and where to help. There are so many ways to help others and to give back! How can we choose?

We’ve seen our online friends and community here at (in)courage rally to support (in)Mercy, sponsor children around the world and build classrooms for young mothers. Now we’d like to invite you to join us in giving back to our favorite organizations this Thanksgiving. And as you consider all the options for your giving, we wanted to offer you a resource. We’ve put together a list of some of the wonderful organizations that our (in)courage writers love and support throughout the year.

  1. Amani Africa
  2. Awake and Alive
  3. Children’s Cup
  4. Compassion International
  5. Dressember
  6. The Elisha Foundation
  7. Feeding America
  8. Help One Now
  9. International Justice Mission
  10. Mercy House
  11. Maubane Center with Help One Now in South Africa
  12. The Mocha Club
  13. Operation Christmas Child
  14. The Refugee Project
  15. The Salvation Army
  16. Tiny Hands International
  17. Trafficking Hope
  18. World Vision

What’s one way you give back during the holidays?

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