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Emily is a twenty-something living in San Francisco. She loves champagne, chicken fingers, fresh blooms and fashion.

Give Back: Where to Donate This Holiday Season

Give Back: Where to Donate This Holiday Season

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The holidays are great, and I'm personally a huge fan of giving (and receiving) presents. But lately, I've become more consumed with how we can give back.

2015 was a big year for me. I have a wonderful career, got promoted, and live in one of the most expensive cities in the world. I have a side business (this blog), and while I don't make enough from it to hire a team of people, I do pretty well. The other day, it hit me how incredibly fortunate I am to have all of these things. Yes, I worked my hiney off for them, but nonetheless, incredibly fortunate.

This time of year, whether you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas or neither, take five minutes to think about those who don't have as much as we do. Instead of buying yet another pair of shoes (which I know is tempting!), consider donating to any of these wonderful organizations who could use the help, now and throughout the rest of the year. Happy holidays!

The Malala Fund

Planned Parenthood

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Human Rights Campaign

No H8 Campaign

The Humane Society

The Wounded Warrior Project

The Best of 2015

The Best of 2015

Breaking the Rules with Target Beauty

Breaking the Rules with Target Beauty