December 14, 2009

12 Days of Green Christmas: Charitable Contributions

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Not sure what to get for the person who has everything? Nothing! In lieu of gifts for those whose cups runneth over, contribute to a charity in their honor and get involved in the true meaning of the holiday season.

Here are some wonderful organizations to support with donations:

Trees for Change - $35 buys the planting and care of a native species tree in a U.S. National Forest that has been destroyed by wildfire.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Any amount of money will help further research to treat and heal children with cancer and catastrophic illnesses. Donate here.

*Note: Donate your holiday cards, and all-occasion cards to St. Jude's Ranch Recycled Card Program through February 28, 2010!

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Ronald McDonald Houses enable families to stay together while their sick child receives treatment at a nearby hospital, while helping families address their health care problems and needs. Donate here.

Sarver Heart Center - Having lost both parents to heart disease as a child, my mom supports the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, where research and advancements are being made to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. If you donate to a cause close to the gift recipient's heart or personal history, it will be a truly moving gift. Donate here.


Anonymous said...

Great idea Beth. And something great Disneyland has started is " Give a day, Get a day." When you volunteer your time, you get a free ticket to Disneyland. Tell your readers to check their website for details.

sheri said...

Thanks for the idea of recycling our cards at the St.Jude's ranch. What a great idea! I love, love, love getting donations as gifts. My favorite is the Seva foundation.