1.15.2009

Thursday Thirteen #7 - Ways we can help.....

The season of giving doesn't have to be over yet.....and it shouldn't be! Monday, January 19th is Martin Luther King Day AND a National Day of Service. Here are some ways that you can help those less fortunate.......

  1. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Volunteer, donate or walk. Not coming to your area? Do a "Google" search for your state/town or contact your local town hall.
  2. Do you live in Massachusettes? Give Warmth. Donate gently used blankets, towels and lines to your local HomeGoods store January 11th thru January 25th.
  3. Operation No Kid Hungry. On January 19th, donate via text message or hold a food drive.
  4. Join the Red Alert - Campaign for Disaster Relief. Donate or spread the word.
  5. The Corporation for National & Community Service has thousands of volunteer opportunities to become involved.
  6. One Warm Coat. Donate a coat or organize a coat drive.
  7. The Good Card. A non-traditional gift idea. (Valentine's Day is coming up!) Purchase a Good Card for a loved one and allow them to choose the charity.
  8. Autism Society for America - purchase greeting cards created by individuals with autism and help raise money for treatment, education, research and advocacy.
  9. ASPCA - donate, lobby, adopt or shop online to help fight animal cruelty.
  10. Got an old car you'd like to get rid of? Donate it to Habitat for Humanity. Help provide adequate housing for families and receive a tax deduction at the same time.
  11. Is there a teenager in the house? Send them to DoSomething.org. This organization for teens motivates, supports and encourages them to make a positive difference in their world.
  12. Product Red. Join Starbucks, Apple, Converse, Gap, Emporio Armani, Hallmark and Dell/Windows support the elimination of AIDS in Africa.
  13. Make-A-Wish Foundation. Donate, volunteer or shop to grant the wish of a lifetime to a child with a life-threatening medical condition.



1 comment:

searchkari said...

Hi Kirstie!

Thanks so much for including Share Our Strength on your list! We really appreciate all of your support!

I know that together, we can all make a difference in the lives of millions of children. I encourage everyone to help end childhood hunger by making a donation today - whether it's with food or a $5 text donation.

Best,

Kari Rippetoe
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