As the holiday season approaches, many of us are beginning to think about all the things we’d like Santa to slip under the tree. But the holiday giving season is also an opportunity to give back to nonprofit organizations that make a difference all year.
RightRides is one of those nonprofit agencies that is making a positive impact in the lives of women and LGBTQ people New York by offering safe, free rides home on Friday and Saturday nights. Since 2004, RightRides has driven over 3,000 riders safely home. In the spirit of the season, RightRides has drafted their Top 10 List of ways that you can support them, and give the gift of safety to others.
Buy Holiday Gifts Online
Before you make purchases on Amazon.com, click RightRides’ affiliate link to visit their website. If you do, 5% of your total payment will be paid to RightRides! Yes, it really is that easy.
Re-Gift Your Duds
If someone gives you a holiday gift that you don’t want or need, don’t put it in the back of your closet or out on the curb, donate it to RightRides’ newly developed Volunteer Incentive Program. Starting in the New Year, RightRides volunteers will be rewarded for their service with small, periodic gifts of appreciation. That magenta scarf your aunt gave you could become a volunteer’s new favorite accessory. Other re-gift ideas include books, theater tickets, bath products, and home accessories–just think of the eco-benefit! [Read more...]