2022 Holiday Season: Houston-area charities you can donate to

It's that time of year again and what better way to give than to local organizations that spend every day giving back to those who need it most?

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Houstonians are arguably well-known for their generosity and hospitality. Of course, for every generous heart, there are scammers lurking to take advantage of someone's kindness, so it's important to recognize the signs and avoid being the victim of a charitable scam. 

According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) you should, "always verify a charity's legitimacy through its official website. If you have doubts, you can check with Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or GuideStar. You can also check with the National Association of State Charity Officials whether charities must be registered in your state and if the charity contacting you is on file with your state."

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There are several well-known and reputable charities in Houston that range in focus from children and families to homelessness, and issues surrounding mental health. Our own Isiah Carey even helped co-found a nonprofit organization in 2020 called the Dollie Rose Foundation

Here’s a list of just some of the many local nonprofits you can give back to during the holiday season:

Arts & Education

Children and Families

Community Assistance

Women’s Assistance

Men’s Assistance




Mental Health 


Pets & Animals 


Continue to check back on this story as this list will continue to be updated with more nonprofit organizations.