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Blake McCoy Share a Guide to Holiday Giving

As an active member of the community, Blake McCoy shares some advice on giving back during the holidays.

By Blake McCoyPublished 10 months ago 3 min read

The giving spirit of the season is a tradition that’s carried out all year long. Before the holiday parties and pumpkin-themed gifts, people are helping others in need. In fact, around 30% of charitable giving takes place during the month of December.

There are many ways to give back this holiday season without spending a lot of money or time. Doing so can help brighten the holiday season for those in need. In this article, you’ll learn more about how you can participate in holiday giving.


With the help of crowdfunding, you can easily take action in support of various environmental or social issues. You can also start a fundraising campaign to make a more significant impact during the holiday season. Individuals can begin giving campaigns for themselves or those in need.

Donating Warmth

Although it’s easy to take the warmth of a blanket for granted, basic household items can make the season a little brighter for those in need. Blankets are a simple and effective gift that people can give to those in need, especially those who live in disadvantaged communities.


If you’re in need of a hands-on way to make a difference in the community, volunteering at a food bank can be a great way to help those in need. According to a study by Feeding America, over half of the organization’s programs rely on volunteers. Volunteering can make a huge impact, whether you’re helping with packing food or delivering meals.

Gifting Toys

It can be challenging for low-income families to afford gifts for the holidays. A simple way to help a child’s wish come true is by giving them a toy. This can be a very uplifting and effective gesture for the family. It lets them know that someone genuinely cares about them and can make their holiday season brighter.

Helping a Charity

Giving to a favorite charity is a great way to spread holiday cheer. Many good organizations in the US can help those in need, which can be an excellent way for individuals to help those who have recently gone through a tragic event. You can also encourage others to donate by sharing a fundraising campaign on social media.


Blake McCoy has established a career as a skilled broadcast journalist. Blake has anchored top-rated newscasts in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Las Vegas and Boise, ID. As a recognizable face delivering news to those communites, Blake McCoy has looked for ways to give back and highlight important causes. Blake also spent several years as a Correspondent for NBC News, traveling the country reporting for Nightly News, TODAY, and MSNBC.

Alongside his professional career, Blake McCoy is focused on giving back and supporting his community. He is involved with multiple charities and organizations, both as a volunteer and donor. Blake has co-hosted the annual Susan G. Komen Twin Cities Race for the Cure, a Mother’s Day event that raises millions for breast cancer awareness and research and draws more than 50,000 people.

Blake McCoy was also Ambassador for Dining Out For Life Minnesota, an annual event that partners with local restaurants to raise money for HIV/AIDS resources. In his role as Ambassador, Blake leveraged his position at KARE 11 to generate excitement and raise awareness. On the day of the event, Blake visited as many restaurants as possible to thank the owners, greet diners, and take photographs which were then used to promote the local restaurants. A symbiotic boost to everyone involved and an annual event that helped forge new ties within the community.

Throughout his career, Blake McCoy has tapped personal connections to help inform and direct his giving.


About the Creator

Blake McCoy

Blake McCoy is a dynamic, engaging broadcast journalist with a depth of experience. As a network news correspondent, Blake has traveled the country sharing stories of human triumph and tragedy, struggle and perseverance.

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