where, when, and how people can give to local nonprofits during the holiday season.
"I think it's good to have it pooled together because then people can donate to more than one," Americorps VISTA Kauthar Gaber said. "Most of the time you can know of the common volunteer opportunities and the seasonal ones, but for the lesser-known opportunities I think it gives them a boost."
There are 40 local nonprofits in Oktibbeha and Clay County that are currently on the list.
"It's essentially all the needs that are within the community," Gaber said. "It has donations, clothing needs or volunteer opportunities."
The guide includes events that local nonprofits are hosting as fundraisers during November and December, and also lists organizations that rely on donations like food pantries.
"It also addresses home needs, as well," Gaber said. "We have Palmer Home and Sally Kate Winters. We did include nursing homes and elderly residences because that's also a good way to give back."
The full Guide to Holiday Giving will be posted Nov. 1 on Volunteer Starkville's website and nonprofits are encouraged to submit their information by Oct. 27 to be included.