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10 Central MA Charities You Can Help this Holiday Season

Saturday, November 24, 2012


The holidays are a time when we give to those we care about most, but it can also be a great time to give to those in need. These 10 deserving charities could all use your help this holiday season, whether that mean a little bit of money, or some of your time. So, click through our slideshow to see how you can get involved.

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Big Brothers and Sisters

Big Brothers and Sisters is a mentoring program for at-risk youths in the community. You can help them out by donating money, a car, or your time as a child's mentor. Click here to help.

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Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Worcester works with youths in need to help them develop the skills to succeed in life. They do this through educational and recreational programs that teach discipline and other valuable principles. You can donate your time or money at their website here.

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Community Harvest Project

The Community Harvest Project donates over 150,000 lbs. of fresh fruits and vegetables every year to hunger relief organizations in the Worcester County Food Bank's network. Click here to help.

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Dog Orphans Inc.

Dog Orphans Inc. houses stray and unwanted dogs. The organization needs plenty of volunteers in order to provide quality care for these animals and find them new homes. If you don't have time to volunteer, consider adopting one of their animals. Check out their website here.

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate homelessness by building houses for those in need. Building houses obviously requires a ton of man-power, and you can volunteer your time for this worthy cause here.

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Matthew 25

Another excellent organization striving to provide housing for those in need is Matthew 25. This group buys old and run down properties, then works to rebuild them for affordable housing. See what they have to offer for yourself at their website, here.

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Teens in Crisis

Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative seeks to help troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional troubles. You can donate your time or money to help them continue their work here.

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United Way

If you can't quite decide which charity to help this holiday season, you can make a donation to the United Way of Central Massachusetts. The United Way makes investments in different causes throughout the region to promote change. Help them out by donating here.

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Worcester Public Library

The Worcester Public Library is truly one of the gems of Worcester County, and you can make a donation to the Worcester Public Library Foundation to keep it that way. Or, donate your time if you're a book worm and want to help out. Find out how here.

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The YWCA of Central Mass works to empower women in the region, while fighting discrimination of all kinds. They also offer multiple support programs for women of all ages. You can make a donation, or volunteer, here.


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