Why do you give during the holidays? (VIDEO)

Nov 14, 2014 at 1:04 p.m. ET

During the holiday season, The Salvation Army positions its signature Red Kettles on street corners and near store fronts across the nation. For many of us, these familiar red kettles are both synonymous with the season and also with a sentiment we experience during these holiday months - a desire to give back to our communities and to help those in need.

While we may share this desire to give back during the holidays, our reasons for giving remain individual and are often highly personal – and this year, we partnered with the Salvation Army and the SheKnows Experts Among Us to learn more about why we give during the holiday season.

See why 5 of our Experts are inspired to give, join us in celebrating the work that The Salvation Army does during the holidays and year-round as a result of Red Kettle donations. Share your own reasons for giving this year on social using the hashtags: #redkettlereason #skexperts

Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration between The Salvation Army and SheKnows.