It's been a tough year for many of us and with a recession looming, it’s looking like 2023 will be full of challenges as well. And so, with the holidays upon us, it’s time to help our local communities however we can. One way to do that? Donate time and/or money to one of these worthy causes (plus, science shows volunteering makes us happier, so it’s a win win). We’ve broken this list up into areas of concern so that you can give to a cause that’s near and dear to you, but this is only a brief list—you can also find a more extensive list of worthy Los Angeles charities here.
Not sure how to find your cause? Nonprofit L.A. Works connects people with volunteer opportunities based on their interests, skill set and comfort level. Some of the options include planting trees, serving meals to the homeless, mentoring low-income high school students and chatting with senior citizens on the phone. If you want to help but need some guidance on where to start, L.A. Works can help you find your cause—or you can get inspired by the charities that PureWow editors are donating to this year.