Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Give the gift of giving; donate to a charity, for yourself or for someone who you know is interested in a particular charity or type of charity.
Donate to a local historical society; there are many throughout New Jersey.
Donate to an animal rescue group or to a wildlife organization. Again, there are many in New Jersey.
Here are a few charities I intend to donate to before the end of the year:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- "Our vision is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children."
Heifer International -- make it possible for you, through a range of gifts, to help others. Because I prefer to not be involved with the gift of animals, I'm happy that they have useful and affordable gifts like honeybees and stoves that will be of valuable to someone elsewhere.
The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) GreenGifts provides a variety of ways that you can donate, for yourself or someone else, to help our environment.
Finally, for now, The American Red Cross do many things to help people.
Remember, depending on the charity of your choice, many of your donations also benefit you and your donations are tax deductible.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday.
We'll be back in the New Year. May it be a better year for us all.