So it’s the day after Christmas and we’re all aglow with the giving and receiving of the season. Now is a great time to plan your charitable gifting – to squeeze it in before the end of the year or to make a plan to get ahead for 2013… Remember – giving of yourself does not always mean giving money. Giving resources is also incredibly valuable. Think about the talents, skills and resources you have to give and consider donating those. I believe that giving, no matter from what resource, is an intensely personal and intrinsic activity. My pet causes may not resound with your feelings and believers. One thing I can always get on board with is shopping for a cause! Here are some resources to help you shop the world a better place.
From putting food in bellies, to life saving surgery to adoption assistance for kiddos with Downs, the good folks over at Sevenly make it easy to shop with a specific cause in mind. They team up with an organization to sell (super cool) tshirts (modeled on super pretty people) for a week with a set amount from each purchase benefitting that organization. The also run social media campaigns for each of the groups they assist – not just raising money but awareness, too. Shirt designs are available for exactly one week – and once they are gone – they be gone fohevah. So check in Monday and checkout to change the world.
Charity Gift Market is an online platform for smaller charities and fundraising efforts to sell their items through a larger platform than their own. There are SO many choices and different and unique items amiable thought this site. It truly allows small organizations to reach an audience much larger than they could on their own. Be sure to bookmark the site and make it your first stop for occasion and birthday shopping!