Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Giving Back

Looking for a more organic way to give? How about giving back? Here are a few we’ve curated. Don’t see one that jingles your bells? Macon County has many more out there!

Salvation Army Angel Tree,
Joy Shop, Bell Ringing
Angel Tree thru 12/19, Bell Ringing thru 12/23, Joy Shop 12/12-14
Contact Kyle Karsten – Director of Development at 428-4672 or by email

Adopt A Family,
Northeast Community Fund
Support families in need with food and other must-haves

Dove Basket Drive
Bring a Christmas Dinner plus toys, hats gloves, etc., to a family
Visit for wish list and dropoff instructions

Games for Troops
Provide board, card and other games to the men and women of the US Armed Forces

Community Foundation
Connect donors with the needs of Macon County

The Good Samaritan Inn
Support the community through daily nourishment, life skills education and job training programs

Junior Welfare Association Joys for Toys Gala
December 8, $50/person, bring a new unwrapped toy or book, proceeds benefit JWA grant, shoe and scholarship programs

Have great give back gift idea? Tell us about it: email Kat at Thrive.


View our other 2017 Holiday Gift Guides:

Local Flavors
West End
Mount Zion
Cyber Space