Update: HuffPost readers donated about $60,000 to the families below in response to this editorial series. Donation sites remain open.
Spreading holiday cheer means more than giving gifts -- it's also about giving back.
To provide you with opportunities to do just that, we're telling stories from 12 families in need over 12 days. Moms, Dads and kids talk to us about working to get by, what they might go without this holiday and how you can help.
Scroll below to learn more about The Huffington Post's 12 Days Of Giving series. Click to read each family's story and find ways you can donate if you feel inclined. This post is being updated as stories are published.
A series partnership with HuffPost Impact, Good News, Religion and Parents.