10 Ways to Redeem Yourself Before New Year’s Day

Have you been a Grinch this year? Or maybe a bit of a Scrooge? Did you put the empty milk container back in the refrigerator, steal someone’s taxi, or refuse civil conversation with anyone before your first cup of coffee? Don’t worry, there’s still time for redemption. Check out these 10 opportunities to come back from the Dark Side.

Doctors Without Borders provides emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.

Operation Smile delivers life-saving reconstructive cleft surgeries and increases overall surgical safety, quality and capacity worldwide.

World Food Program provides financial resources and develops policies to alleviate global hunger.

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is a forerunner in the research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

World Wildlife Fund‘s mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Water.org helps people get access to safe water and sanitation around the globe.

Ronald McDonald House provides housing and resources for families with hospitalized children.

Oxfam strives to end global poverty by tackling the root causes and creating lasting solutions.

Heifer International works with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

American Cancer Society funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about cancer prevention.

If none of these agencies scratch your particular charitable itch, check out Guidestar.org, which provides detailed information on non-profits to let you know if they’re up to snuff.