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December 21, 2014

Last-Minute Gifts

Of course, we are generous and helpful all year long. Even so, the routines and demands of daily life tend to take up too much of our time and thoughts, so that we may be inclined to forget just how kind and giving we really are. The holidays bring the joys of generosity to the forefront of our consciousness.

After expressing our love and appreciation with gifts for the people we know, we have the opportunity to express ourselves at an even higher level, by sharing a little of what we have with those we may never know.

    Give to Children and Families

  • Save the Children brings education, medical care, food, and emergency assistance to children in over 120 countries, including the United States.
  • One Laptop Per Child aims to empower poor children through education and technology.
  • Heifer International provides education and livestock to families and communities, allowing people to make long-term life changes that raise them out of hunger and poverty.
  • Meals on Wheels provides vital nutrition and safety checks to millions of seniors throughout the U.S.

  • Give to Animals and Nature

  • The Elephant Sanctuary rescues abused, sick and elderly elephants, providing them with appropriate care in a safe, natural habitat.
  • The North Shore Animal League is the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption agency
  • The World Wildlife Fund works to protect vulnerable places, species and communities worldwide, for the sake of human beings and all living things.
  • The Nature Conservancy pursues pragmatic, market-based solutions to conservation challenges.

Bonus: In the U.S., your charitable donation made before the end of the year also gives a little bit back to you in the form of a tax deduction!


2 fabulous comments:

  1. Nice reminder.
    Wishing you and yours all the best.
    Happy New Year.


  2. Thanks for visiting, Winifred. Have a wonderful holiday.


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