I’m a believer in “Practical Philanthropy” and I thought that this article was worth sharing.
Redefine Christmas is a movement that re-imagines the way we look at gift giving during the holidays. In addition to the things we enjoy shopping for and giving every year, we often feel compelled to spend money and time on gifts with little meaning. Gifts which are soon forgotten. Rather than giving in to the convention of giving, we can give out – by redirecting some of that money to charity.
Consider giving your friends and family members donations to their favorite charities in their names. And ask your loved ones to do the same for you. <!– Imagine if there was more charity and less materialism in Christmas giving. Think about how much your charitable friends might appreciate a gift to their favorite charity, or how you might appreciate a gift to your favorite charity. Imagine how personalized, easy and meaningful Christmas shopping would be if you gave these charitable gifts online. And consider how great it would be if these gifts were make this vision a reality. –>
Giving this way is more personal. It’s easier. And it can be more meaningful – to the receiver, the giver and the countless people and organizations who are truly in need. If you’re ready to start giving this way, click on the Give Charitably tab to learn how, or click the JustGive link to begin exploring charities.
Read more at – Redefine Christmas.