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Blake McCoy Shares A Guide to Holiday Giving

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By Blake McCoyPublished 15 days ago 3 min read
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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.

Crowdfunding

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.

Volunteer

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.

About 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. As a local anchor, Blake has connected with audiences by leading top-rated newscasts with authenticity, accuracy and care.

Blake McCoy’s news journey began in Boise, Idaho where he spent nearly two years establishing the foundation for his career as a reporter and morning anchor at KBOI-TV.

Next stop was Las Vegas, NV where Blake McCoy worked as reporter and weekend anchor at KTNV, ABC Action News. Vegas had gone from boom to bust overnight, rattled by the 2008 financial crisis. Reporting on tourism from the fast-paced Las Vegas Strip, Blake found new urgency in the constant push for reinvention. Just beyond the neon, reporting juxtaposed with deeply personal stories of job loss, home foreclosure and desperation.

After three years in Las Vegas, Blake McCoy’s next career opportunity came from the highly respected, award-winning team at KARE 11, NBC in Minneapolis, MN. Blake would keep is schedule anchoring weekend evenings and reporting on important issues in the community. At KARE 11, Blake’s authenticity and smart reporting was quickly embraced by viewers of their #1 rated newscasts.

Network attention followed. Blake McCoy became a National Correspondent at NBC News reporting for TODAY, Nightly News, and MSNBC. Minnesota became his second-home as he would return often covering major stories including investigations and trials of multiple high-profile police shootings, racial injustice and the death of music icon Prince.

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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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