Tips For Donation Wisely

The busiest shopping weekend of the year is over, Christmas wish lists are marked off and consumers are wrapping up those sweet bargains and placing them under the tree. The spirit of the holiday season is about giving, and what better way to give than to give back to a local charity?

Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin urges donors to give wisely and support trustworthy charities . Remember to first research charities to ensure your contributions are going to a trustworthy organization.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance evaluates charities based on 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. BBB charity reports help donors make informed giving decisions.

Check out these five tips to help you make the most out of giving this holiday season at

To find a BBB Accredited Charity near you, go to and check out these local profiles: