Talking Points
June 2024

Three Great Ways to Help Others During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of giving, sharing our resources and capabilities with those in need. While there are plenty of donation, volunteering and fundraising opportunities out there, we’ve come up with a few that you may not be aware of. They can be fun, make an impact on the community, and get you in the holiday spirit.

Drink for a Cause
Giving new meaning to holiday cheer is the group Yuppie Friday. They meet every other month on a Friday afternoon at different venues for Happy Hour. The proceeds go to a local charity that the group has designated ahead of time. The more you enjoy Happy Hour, the more the charity gets. Go to or visit their Facebook page for upcoming events:

Shop for a Cause
Many of us do a good part of our holiday shopping on Amazon. Now, buying something can automatically give to your favorite cause. AmazonSmile allows shoppers to direct 0.5 percent of their purchase to a charitable organization. Log on to instead of the normal homepage to begin shopping. You can automatically donate to an Amazon-selected organization, or type in the charity of your choice.

Work for a Cause
Volunteering has always been one of the best ways to give back. You can pick from dozens of opportunities in the Bay Area—even if it’s just for a couple of hours.

Here are a few favorites:

You don’t need to be a corporate philanthropist to make a difference this holiday season. A little can go a long way. Let us know what you do to give back during the holidays and we’ll pass it along.



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