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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Power of Monthly Giving

As 2018 draws to a close, many of us are wrapping up our last-minute shopping, gift wrapping, and holiday meal preparations. Don't let your charitable giving slip through the cracks! Donations must be made (or postmarked) by December 31 to count toward the current tax year. 

Now that we've established a proper sense of urgency, let's discuss an easy way to make your year-end donations more impactful. 

Friday, December 14, 2018

“Rage Giving”: How to Find a Charity that Turns Your Rage into Action

This guest post was written by our friend Danielle Cheesman.

“Don’t go to bed angry.” It’s the divisive recommendation that couples (usually newly
cohabitating, engaged or married) have received since time immemorial, long enough
that many have rightfully begun to question whether the advice is sage or
shortsighted—with the latter arguing that, on the contrary, a clearer head is the clearer

But when it comes to altruism, might we argue that being angry is, in fact, a welcomed

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7 Gifts to Give Your Local Homeless Shelter this Holiday Season

Winter is upon us. While it ushers in the cheer of another holiday season, it also brings bitter winds and cold nights to most of the country.

During the cold winter months, homeless shelters see an influx in individuals seeking their services. This holiday season, consider giving a gift to your local shelter to help them serve more people in your community. Here are a few items we recommend...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

7 Gifts to Give Your Local Animal Shelter this Holiday Season

It's that time of year again! The holidays are upon us and we're creating gift lists for our families and friends. 

This year, consider giving a gift to your favorite local charity too! Today we're sharing gift ideas for the animal shelter in your community. These items will go a long way toward keeping pets fed and warm while they wait to find their forever homes.