10 Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season in Western New York and Pennsylvania

As Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday and new year countdown begins, you may be wondering if there’s more that you can do aside from simply enjoying the season. Why not give back?

The focus around this time of year, after all, is on giving back to those in our lives. Usually we think of our friends, family and others that we are constantly surrounded by.

But there are others you may not have thought of – the ones who don’t have the opportunity to enjoy the season like you do. They may be individuals who are unable to leave the hospital or animals without a home. Even the environment that needs attention to continue hosting the home it provides to everyone.

While the list of organizations you can donate to and give back to is endless and we cannot precisely tell you who to give your time and energy to, we wanted to at least list some of the ways you can give back in your area.

Here are some ways you can give back in Western New York and Pennsylvania:

  1. Help Orphan Angels by fostering cats in need, volunteering, donating wish list items, and more.
  2. Donate used clothing that’s still in good shape to your local Dress for Success.
  3. Give the gift of toys with your local Toys for Tots or with the Pirate Toy Fund Drive in Rochester.
  4. Donate cans of food and get your whole company involved by participating in the Food Bank of WNY’s Canstruction Competition.
  5. Or, find your local food bank to donate to here.
  6. Sponsor a family in the Buffalo area.
  7. Volunteer your time with your local Habitat for Humanity or Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  8. Donate food for the Second Harvest Food Bank during Times Old Newsies Day in Erie.
  9. Attend the Barber Christmas Ball and make a donation to benefit individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  10. Help Asbury Woods continue to spread environmental education and awareness by attending their Winter Wonderland event.

If you haven’t seen your favorite charity or nonprofit organization listed here, another way that you can give back is directly when you make your holiday gift purchases through Amazon. Through AmazonSmile, you can simultaneously donate to your selected charity as you shop.

At Doritex, our focus isn’t just on the materials that we supply. We focus on making our customers and our surrounding community happy. We hope this list helped you and that you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year.

If you’re looking for uniforms, towels, floor care supplies or other services to help your business look its best into the new year, contact us at 800-242-2145.