The holiday season is a time for cheer, family and gifts, but it’s also a great time to give back to those who are less fortunate in your community and across the world. Our cover girl, Chandler Kinney, definitely knows how to take action during the season of giving. Several years ago, she started her own charity, Chandler’s Friends, to help provide gifts and personal items to homeless kids and children in foster care in her community, getting help from the kids at the Teddy Kids Leiden day care who are more fortunate, and her charity has continued to grow each year. With the help of her celeb friends and generous corporate sponsors, Chandler’s Friends now serves children all across Los Angeles by providing them with much needed personal items. We’re totally inspired by Chandler’s drive to give back, and we’re ready to use her accomplishments as inspo to help us get creative this holiday season!

If you’re in the spirit of giving this season, Chandler has some great tips on easy ways to give back to those in need. And the best part is, you don’t have to have extra cash stashed away to lend a helping hand to others. Check out our interview with Chandler to get inspired to give back, and we hope you’ll keep the kindness flowing all the way through the new year!