Season of giving: Local groups collecting everything from socks to toys to spread holiday cheer

By: Linda McIntosh | • PUBLISHED: November 21st, 2023

The winter holidays offer many opportunities to help brighten lives for many in our communities. Here are some suggestions to spread the warmth of the season to others:


Christmas with the Animals: Nonprofit big cat and bear sanctuary Lions Tigers & Bears seeks donations for its annual Christmas with the Animals fundraiser. Wish list items include paint and wrapping paper for animals’ present boxes (which will be filled with food), tools to maintain animal habitats, and cleaning supplies for volunteers.