By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Nov 28, 2023 at 11:31 AM

Snuggle up with some holiday cheer as OnMilwaukee shares stories of everything merry and bright in the spirit of the season.

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'Tis the season for gratitude, so those of us who are feeling it, it's time to pay it forward. There are so many wonderful organizations doing important work, but here some that really jumped out at us this year.

This new, online contribution platform is now live and accepting monetary donations for a variety of City of Milwaukee-sponsored events and initiatives including Juneteenth Day, Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Black History Month Celebration, Bronzeville Week and more. Go here to find out more and to donate.

Courage MKE
Courage MKE is a collaborative movement to provide housing, resources and services needed for displaced and homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Milwaukee. In addition, the organization provides scholarships, hygiene care packages and other services for the LGBTQ+ youth of Greater Milwaukee. Donate $20 or more today and receive an ornament as a thank you. Venmo: couragemke

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Say nope to hunger with Charlie Berens Join comedian Charlie Berens and SAY NOPE TO HUNGER this holiday season by donating to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. 2023 has been yet another challenging year for so many Wisconsin families. The cost of groceries continues to rise due to inflation, our food pantry partners are experiencing increasing demand, and more and more of our neighbors are just scraping by. This holiday season, we ask that you consider wrapping a different kind of present by giving the gift of a warm holiday meal to someone in need. Every buck donated will provide four healthy meals to families in Eastern Wisconsin. Get involved at

Wisconsin Humane Society
Even the smallest donations add up to healthier, happier days for the thousands of animals who come through WHS’s doors. Donations can be made  here.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
This locally-based organization is on a mission to end hunger. In eastern Wisconsin, the organization provides 33.3 million pounds of food annually to those who need it. This holiday, every dollar you give can help provide at least 10 meals to families in need. Please donate here.

CORE El Centro
The Walker’s Point-based CORE El Centro provides access to alternative medicine to people who have limited health care due to income or cultural barriers. About 75 percent of their clientele is Latino. For the past two decades, the organization has empowered people through yoga, dance, acupuncture, massage and more. You can find out more about this organization and donate through their website or Facebook.

Milwaukee Diaper Mission
Milwaukee Diaper Mission is in need of help to provide more women and new families with essential items like diapers, baby wipes and period products. Go here for more information on how to help.

Milwaukee Parks Foundation
Love our parks? Milwaukee Parks Foundation provides support to Milwaukee County Parks to ensure they are lush, well cared for and full of opportunities for Milwaukeeans. Go here for more information and to donate.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.