Joy of Giving

Dog wrapped in a prayer blanket
Pets

Pet Prayer Blankets Are Offering Comfort to Animals in Need

Volunteers work on and pray over the no-sew blankets, which have comforted more than 3,000 animals.

Continue Reading
Ed Attanasio holding his Post-It artwork
Pets

Artist—and Stroke Survivor—Launches Pet Drawing Project to Support Animal Shelters

In one year, the campaign has gathered about $100,000 in donations.

Continue Reading
Simone Gordon; Photo credit: Simone Gordon
Angels

How She Became the Black Fairy Godmother

Despite her own struggles, she used Facebook and Instagram to help people in need all across the country. 

Continue Reading
Arthur Levine; Photo credit: Tess Thomas
Books

A Brief History on Why Jews Give Presents at Hanukkah

Arthur Levine, author of The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol, shares what he hopes families take away from this magical story.

Continue Reading
A coffee shop coupon inside a thank you envelope; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Merry Mission

Their family tradition brings Jesus’ caring spirit to essential workers during the holiday season.

Continue Reading
Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries; photo by Kennies Earl
Stories of Faith

Keep the Faith: The Joy of Giving at Christmas

Guideposts’ Vice President of Ministries shares a treasured family memory of an early experience with Christmas giving.

Continue Reading
Two pink/red address books with attached pencils; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: In The Books

Her old fashioned gesture brought Christmas delight to her daughters.

Continue Reading
The Bononi family with some of the portraits they rescued; photo courtesy Brian Bononi
People Helping People

They Matched Abandoned Photos with Those Who Posed for Them

The Bononi family touched hearts and changed lives when they set out to return the professional portraits.

Continue Reading
Photo credit: Diane Bondareff/AP for Tishman Speyer
Motivational Stories

Joy to the World: The Inspiring Journey of the 2019 Rockefeller Tree

Carol Schultz shares how her Norway spruce was chosen from thousands to be the most famous Christmas tree in the world.

Continue Reading
A delivery man conversing with a senior woman.
Positive Living

Special Delivery: All in a Day’s Work

These three mail carriers went above and beyond to help people—even save lives—along their postal route.

Continue Reading