Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thrifty Gifty Thursday

Since Christmas is a week from Sunday, this is my last Thrifty Gifty Thursday post for 2011. I think it would be helpful to do Thrifty Gifty Thursday posts for every holiday, so I'll start again at the end of January so you can have some gift ideas for Valentine's Day :-). Today I'd like to focus on websites with a charitable slant. The first one I'd like to talk about is the Great Good Network: It links you to different advocacy sites for different causes such as breast cancer, animal rescue, literacy, and hunger. A portion of the proceeds from the products that are sold on these sites benefit the causes that they advocate.

Another great organization is the Nothing but Nets program: For a donation of $10 you can provide a family in Africa and other malaria-stricken areas with a bed net to protect them from mosquitoes. My boy Gavin DeGraw is an ambassador and has travelled to Africa to personally deliver bed nets. For those who don't want a physical Christmas gift, a donation in their name is the perfect gift.

I hope I've given you some good ideas over the past few weeks. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

1 comment:

  1. I knew about the just nets program, but not the other. My hubby's cousin Christine Daum owns a solar power company in Montana. She went to Africa and set up and donated about 1/2 million dollars in her equipment so that a school there could power a new computer lab and pay no utility fees. The damage that has been done to the native people of the Arican continent by white capitalists is horrifying. There are people doing great work there and we should support their efforts. I'm glad you posted this.