Thomas Hutton parade raises $2K for charity

Good deeds are continuing in the name of a veteran town police lieutenant who founded Nahant’s Christmas parade in 1995. Despite bitter temperatures, about 65 gathered for the 21st annual Thomas Hutton Santa Parade this weekend and more than $2,000 was raised for local charities. The parade was renamed last year for the longtime officer…

Omaha family gives up holiday gift exchange, gives to charity instead

Two years ago Omahan June Staples and her family decided to stop spending money on one another and instead give it to people who really needed it. “I think that some of us, we really don’t need anything,” said Susan Nasif, June’s daughter, also of Omaha. “And we saw the need in the community, so…

Wrapping for charity in South Burlington

Multiple generations of the Lynch family pitched in their time on Saturday afternoon to wrap gifts to raise money for ANEW Place at the University Mall. The charity has raised money by recruiting volunteers to wrap gifts in exchange for a small fee for over two decades. ANEW Place is focused on long-term solutions to…

Christmas cards helping ‘tough little one’ face cancer 

A nine-year-old girl’s struggle with leukemia and her mother’s Christmas wish is warming hearts across Canada.Hailey Rodenhiser of Dayspring, N.S., had a rough Fall undergoing cancer treatments and was feeling especially sad. She loved getting mail — especially Christmas cards from her grandmother — so her mother asked friends and family on Facebook to send ones addressed to…

Santas run through Asbury Park for charity

More than 1,000 runners dressed as Santa Claus took to the streets of Asbury Park to raise money for a local food bank. The Asbury Park Santa Run was held Saturday morning. The 5K run will benefit the Red Bank-based charity LunchBreak. Source: Santas run through Asbury Park for charity | News 12 New Jersey

Giving Gifts to Homeless

Our organization, Human 2 Human, is dedicated to spreading compassion towards all people. This holiday season we wrapped gifts filled with beanies, socks, shirts, jackets, food, gift cards, blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. We hope this video encourages everyone to go out and do the same. Post your own videos using the hashtag #Human2Human, and follow…

“Sensory-friendly Santa” helps children with autism and other special needs

A special event to help children with autism and other special needs. Children were able to connect with Santa this holiday season, with a Christmas experience of their very own. Parents and children gathered at Southridge Mall Sunday morning to take part in a sensory-friendly program. First Snowfall Of The Season Hits SE WisconsinThe event provided…

Seattle girl’s ‘blessing bags’ help homeless

A Seattle girl and her family want to help the city’s homeless get through these chilly nights, so they’re handing out bags stuffed with supplies and a hand-written Christmas card. “There’s socks, there’s cough drops, there’s flashlights, and umbrellas,” said 6-year-old Daphne Kalso, who handed out some of her “blessing bags” on Saturday morning. “Merry…

Girl with cancer has Christmas wish answered

A girl suffering from cancer had her Christmas wish answered, with help from Santa Claus and one local caring photographer. Like many 7-year-old kids around this time, Makaela went to see Santa.

Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in annual Maine charity

Whether he’s called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine. About 180 Saint Nick wannabes participated in the fundraising event hosted by Sunday River that was not for the faint of heart: The group tackled more challenging terrain than…