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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

microdonations that make a big difference

find ideas below from PUREWOW .COM to make this season a bit more meaningful and balance out the drudgery of standing in long post office lines to get packages out on time!  It only takes a little thought and a little practice to make this kind of giving an addictive habit!  :)

"While you should never need a seasonal excuse to make a charitable donation, this time of year it can feel particularly pressing to help those less fortunate.

One really easy way to do that is through microdonations--the regular giving of small amounts that actually do a lot of good. Here, a few ways to get in on the action.
Watsi Like Kickstarter for charity, this new nonprofit enables you to directly fund low-cost, high-impact medical treatments for people in need. (For instance, you can donate as little as $1 to help a 12-year-old Nepalese child get a life-changing heart surgery.) Many treatments are already fully funded, but the site adds new requests daily.

Snoball “Every time the Giants score a touchdown, I’ll donate 50 cents to Oxfam.” “For every pound I lose, I’ll contribute $2 to cancer research.” Such are the kinds of pledges you can make on Snoball, a new website and social media platform for incentivized giving.

Instead This new app for iPhone and Android encourages you to give up small, unnecessary luxuries (that $3 latte, a pricey lunch) and instead give the money to the charity of your choice with just a few taps. Smart saving and responsible giving: That’s what we call the holiday spirit."

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