Charity is an important part of the Christmas season, so I thought I'd share a list of charitable organizations that do good work all year long and would be worthy choices if you're in a giving mood this holiday season.
American Red Cross
Habitat for Humanity
Jimmie Hale Mission/Jessie's Place
Big Oak Ranch
Catholic Relief Services
Network for Good - a clearing house of charitable organizations
North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist)
International Mission Board (Southern Baptist)
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Of course, do your own research on these organizations, and others, before you give. I can personally vouch for some of them--Jimmie Hale Mission/Jessie's Place, North American and International Mission Boards, and Big Oak Ranch. I think most people also trust the Salvation Army, Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. But do your own research and find a worthy organization to share with this Christmas season if you can. Many times, there are local charities in your city, state or country that can use the extra money at Christmas and, really, all year 'round.
Also, be sure to check the previous post--I've added some new videos at the end that should not be missed. (Hat tip, lksa)