We’ve all been there. You open your Christmas gift and there is it: something you totally don’t need. So, instead of getting a bunch of things that will just take up space, why not ask your family to donate the money they would have spent on gifts to charity instead?

It’s a win-win: you’re helping teens in need this Christmas and you won’t have to find a place to hide that strange picture you would’ve got.

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