Christmas is a great day for traditions. Some families make a giant turkey, some roast chestnuts, while others tear open presents with grandma at the crack of dawn. This year, allow me to suggest a new tradition: Giving Back For Christmas. What better day to be thankful for the gifts you received, then give back to the world. There are so many ways to give- from volunteering at your local soup kitchen to hauling a trunkload of clothes and unused housewares to the Goodwill, to making a monetary donation to a worthy cause. Even the smallest actions can make a difference. So, in the words of my proactive father, “Just do something.” Here are some suggested volunteer opportunites, charitable organizations, and ways to donate… And from all of us at Inhabitat, have a safe and merry Christmas.

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  1. Design*Sponge » B... November 30, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    […] great giving back ideas from inhabitat […]

  2. Craig Harmer, Executive... January 4, 2007 at 3:16 am

    I would like to thank inhabitat and all those who take time at this time of the year to think of others. I can’t think of a better way to start the new year than by giving something back. Whether it be through Classroom Wishlist a foundation that more closely aligns to your current place in life. Giving back is what it is all about. Thanks.

  3. Suzanne Ste. Therese December 26, 2006 at 2:11 pm

    Two additional organizations I have enjoyed giving to in the past: Heifer International and Rent Mother Nature.

  4. Cameron December 26, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    As well as donations Architecture for Humanity is also taking volunteers for working on the Gulf Coast through till the summer. In addition, for those in the architectural and design professions, every year we take on a number of stipend positions around the world.


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