Charitable Giving Guide 2013: North Okaloosa causes to consider

Published: Friday, December 13, 2013 at 03:13 PM.

CRESTVIEW — From senior citizens to furry friends, food to cash and schools to churches, opportunities abound this holiday season to help north county causes.

Here are some charitable organizations, from general to specific groups, that welcome your gifts of money and time.

TIP: The Better Business Bureau advises checking out an unfamiliar charity's worthiness before donating money. One way is to search for the charity's name on the Northwest Florida BBB website.

AREA CHURCHES: Most area churches offer community support services including food banks, soup kitchens, cold night shelters and assistance for the homeless and needy.

AREA SCHOOLS: School drama programs, choruses, bands and sports programs rely on parent and community contributions.

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