Metro-East News

BND seeks charities for annual Blessed to Give series

During the holiday season each year, the Belleville News-Democrat features various metro-east charities in a series called Blessed to Give.

The goal is to connect generous News-Democrat readers with organizations that help the less fortunate.

Each day from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, the BND will profile a different charity.

If you know of a charity that should be included in the Blessed to Give series, email reporter Joseph Bustos at