Be an Angel This Christmas

Seven ways to give, that give again, this Christmas:

1. Got a rocker or T-shirt lover, or both on your list? Give them one of these shirts, and you can help send horse-loving disabled children and adults on the therapeutic ride of their life.

2. Acquire a beautiful selection of cookie treats to share, and spend some much-needed time with friends by throwing a cookie swap to raise money for kids with cancer. Register here, and the Glad company will donate $.10 per cookie swapped. That’s a sweet deal!

3. It’s just too sweet to let it go. If you’re not in to baking your own, or you’re pressed for time, or you just want to wax angelic in your gift giving, send some of these cookies to someone far away. Their taste buds, and those brave kids who are fighting cancer will thank you.

4. Music lover? Visit this site to find brand new music by emerging artists. Each time you download a song for that mix you’re making, a portion of your purchase will go to the charity of the artist’s choice.
Making a music mix for that special someone sounds uber-intriguing now, doesn’t it?

5. Someone on your list has everything. They’re super hard to shop for until you remember one thing:

They have a huge heart.

Help children, adults, and families around the world and in the U.S. with your donation. World Vision offers beautiful jewelry, bags, and T-shirts and other gifts from their catalog, but if it’s straight cash you want to go to the cause in your loved one’s name, you can choose to help in a variety of ways:

– the gift of clean water
– the gift of education
– the gift of a life-sustaining animal (chickens, goats, or dairy cows)
– The gift of clothing
– The gift of job training or small business loans for women
– The gift of hope for sexually exploited girls
– The gift of a home – buy a share of a new house for women and children in need.

Visit the World Vision gift catalog to choose a gift to donate in your loved one’s name. Receive a beautiful card to send via snail mail or email – so even if you’re behind schedule in your shopping, it will be there on time.

6. Buy one of these totally avant gard T-shirts designed by an orphan in Africa, and feed a child in need for a whole month. Who wouldn’t feel good about that??

7. Give the gift of literacy to kids in the Seattle area when you buy a gift from the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. All proceeds go to 826Seattle – a “nonprofit writing center for the young people of Earth”. The catalog is filled with geeky, funky, unusual, and . . . well, totally spacey items.

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