Some people have a tradition of giving back around the holidays—volunteering at the soup kitchen or writing a check to a favorite nonprofit. Some people don't, and in a lot of cases that isn’t because they don’t want to; it’s because a new habit is hard to start.
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, TakePart on MSN Causes is going to be bringing you easy ways to give back to your community and the world along with inspiring stories of people who are changing the globe with their generosity. For example, our gallery of 8 Lottery Winners Who Gave Their Cash Away gets you in the mood to give. If they can donate millions, we can certainly send clothing over to the people recovering from hurricane Sandy.
The point is that you don’t have to be Debra Messing, who travelled to Zambia to raise awareness of the HIV epidemic there, but you can buy your holiday gifts from our World's Best Gift Guide for a Better World. We're talking about small actions that together add up to meaningful change.
Read our stories, share them, and take one of our actions (or two) for a happier holiday season all around.