Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Countdown to Christmas...Day 18

One week left!!! Is everyone ready?!? I think I am, I am getting the last of my gifts mailed out. I am really looking forward to getting on the plane Thursday and starting my vacation!!

We all know that Christmas is the season for giving so that is what this post is about. I have listed some great charities below. With as little as a $35 donation you can support 200 children! That is amazing!

Support the troops with socks, toiletries, or their favorite snacks. Find their wish lists at anysoldier.com

Donate to Doctors Without Borders, an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care. A $35 donation can provide two high energy meals a day to 200 children - doctorswithoutborders.org

Shared Hope works to rescue and restore women and children in crisis due to sex slavery. A $30 donation can provide a month of care for a woman or child rescued from sex slavery - sharedhope.org

The new year is all about cleaning and organizing so start by cleaning out your closet. Donate old glasses (neweyesfortheneedy.org), shoes (shareyoursoles.org), even your old wedding gown (makingmemories.org).

Donate frequent flier miles to injured soldier's families at heromiles.org, an organization that gives family members of wounded servicemen and women free plane tickets to visit their loved ones recovering at military hospitals across the country.

Kiva.org is a great organization that allows you to lend money to a specific entrepreneur in the developing world. Think about it, you can help a woman in Cambodia support her family by lending her money to buy supplies for her crafting.

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