10 Great Charities That Need Holiday Help

The Giving Spirit

‘Tis the season for giving, but with so many charities in need of donations, choosing the best ones to support can be daunting. So MainStreet spoke with representatives from online giving sites Charity Navigator and Network for Good to help us compile a list of some of the best charities that rely heavily on year-end donations. The data we used represent dollars that visitors to Charity Navigator donated in 2010 by clicking the “Donate Now” button on the site, which redirected them to Network for Good’s online giving system. We narrowed down the list to the charities that got the highest percentage of their yearly donations this way between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31, 2010, and only included those with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator – the charity watchdog organization’s highest rating. Here are the 10 charities that made our list, with details on what your donation will go toward. Photo Credit: Getty Images