Find surprising ways to spread the joy

Give away the extra items lying around your home; they can benefit others.


Donate tech items. Nonprofit organizations and schools could use your old computer or television. Find a school in need at (click on "Donate Hardware").

Brighten a hospital. Are art supplies cluttering your child's room? Give new or used items to Artists Helping Children (, a group that paints murals on the walls of children's hospitals and shelters.

Help kids in crisis. Send toys, clothes or school supplies to children in impoverished places through Operation Give ( FedEx will pick up and deliver packages for free.

Provide a dress. Encourage your daughter to donate dresses to make another teen's prom night special. Visit for more information.