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By Nicholas Kristof

Opinion Columnist

This article is part of Times Opinion’s 2022 Giving Guide. Read more about the guide in a note from Opinion’s editor, Kathleen Kingsbury.

Hunger spreads in poor countries, American students have fallen further behind since the pandemic, and a brutal war in Ukraine is creating desperate refugees — but here’s the uplifting news: We can ease this pain with modest donations.

This holiday season, instead of giving your Aunt Sue and Uncle Bill one more scarf and tie to languish in the closet, how about making contributions in their names to help children in need?

It’s time for my annual holiday giving guide, recommending nonprofits performing outstanding work. (This week my fellow Times columnists will be suggesting groups that they think your donations can help.)

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