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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.

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