I read just yesterday in the Columbus Dispatch that after two years charitable donations have gone up since the recession hit. This is good news for non-profits and good new for everyone really. Giving is a simple way of saying thanks for the life that we have and the blessings we have shared.
I like to give. I like to give time and money, resources that are not always easy to come by but are important to make the world go round. As I have gotten older I have become more judicious with my giving. I investigate the place my money is going to and such, but I still give. I wish I could give more money and time to places that need it and causes that touch my heart.
The other day I read a blog from a girl dying from Leukemia. She started a bucket-list blog and is asking people all over the world to get on the registry to donate bone marrow. I swabbed my bone marrow this morning and popped it in the mail. The organization (DKMS) asked for a t$65 donation to cover the cost of processing, but they would take a donation of any amount or none at all. I didn’t have an extra $65 bucks this week, but I did have my GiveBack account.
GiveBack.org is a site I signed up on last year. It is a site you can shop through and get a percentage of your purchase back in to your GiveBack account. Then you can donate the money to any registered charity. Simply. Easy. Fun even. I have shopped on Shopathome.com and through Upromise before to get the rebate back, but I really like the twist with GiveBack.org. It helps me give, easily, even anonymously if I wish and the feeling I get with giving back is much bigger and longer lasting than a $20 check I can get every few months.
The account adds up quickly, as I like to shop online. Check it out! Have fun and find your charities you like to donate to. Right now GiveBack.org is celebrating giving with 100 days of giving. Someone can win big money to give away to a charity close to their heart!
(Disclosure: Thanks to the One2One network for reminding me about the 100 days of giving with GiveBack.org!)