Still feeling that Holiday spirit of giving? Not sure who to help? Well look no further. We’re highlighting 10 worthy, national charities and encouraging everyone to give what they can.

Welcome to the seventh installment in our 10-part Charity Blog Series.

Today’s featured Charity is one committed to “helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities.” Since 1979, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation — a national charity — has been working to build sustainable communities across the country by expanding affordable housing, stimulating economic development, improving access to quality education and promoting healthy environments for community members.

LISC has numerous offices spread out over the US, identifying local priorities and working with community leaders to meet specific local needs and build a sustainable community.

What is a sustainable community? According to their definition, a sustainable community is a good place to live, to do business and to raise a family. Providing affordable housing is atop their list of ways they achieve this goal, which falls under the umbrella of “developing, preserving and investing in the physical environment.” As I see it, a charity like LISC is helping to keep America’s communities strong, vibrant and thriving. This is preservation of our very country.

Take a look at their website to scan their lengthy list of national programs. While you’re there, consider making a donation. Is their any cause more worthy than the strengthening of our country?

Check out some of our other featured charities from our Charity Blog Series:

KaBoom!: building playgrounds across America

Homes for our Troops

Family Promise: helping low income families achieve financial independence

National Alliance to End Homelessness

Rebuilding Together: repairing and restoring low-income homes

HandsOn Network

Local Initiatives Support Corporation