Charity Gift Cards Make Great Holiday Gifts

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Would you like to give your teens gifts that will inspire and make them feel good. Do you have friends that already have everything? What should you get your Secret Santa? Giving the gift of charity is the perfect holiday gift. A charitable gift card will make your recipient feel great and will help people in need.

I was recently reminded of this when I was chosen to participate in Yahoo’s Purple Acts of Kindness program. I was given $100 from Yahoo to donate any way I chose. I gave $45 to Donor’s Choice for the Classroom Project: “We Don’t Have Any Books to Read”, $30 to Global Giving for “Bringing Computer Skills to Children in Africa” and $25 to the family of a popular blogger that recently had a devastating stroke. This was one of the best gifts that I ever received.

Some suggestions for charitable gift cards that I found on Yahoo’s Kindness website:

1. DonorsChoose.org – An online charity to help students in need. Public school teachers post requests and you can browse through them and donate to the cause that you want to support. You can purchase any value DonorsChoose Giving Cards through email or snail mail.

2. GlobalGiving – An online marketplace that connects you to the causes and countries your care about. You will receive regular updates on the project that you support. You can select a GlobalGiving Gift Card that is biodegradable, an eCard or a print-at-home card.

3. Network for Good – Would you rather give your gift recipient a wider choice of causes? Give a Good Card and they can choose from almost 2 million charities. Gift cards can be bought for any amount from $10 to $250, with a $5 handling fee.

Try slipping in one of these gift cards into the pile of video games and other fun presents you are giving to your teens. They might not appreciate it at first, but just wait until they actually choose their charity. Happy Holidays.

See also:
 5 Great Charitable Gifts for Mother’s Day
Aziz Ansari Video Promotes Oxfam’s Gifts of Giving
Charitable Gift Ideas for the Holidays
Changing the Present – Use this website to give charitable donations as presents

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  1. Another terrific charitable choice is the charity gift card from TisBest Philanthropy (www.TisBest.org). The cards are customizable and beautifully done. The recipient gets to choose which charity to give the funds to. It’s a meaningful gift for both the giver and the receiver!

  2. I really like this idea. Too many people have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.

  3. CharityChoice is another great option. Check out the promo they’re running now and you can try it for free and donate money to the charity of your choice. http://bit.ly/8ekUgv.
    Recipients can choose up to 3 charities to donate to. http://www.charitygiftcertificates.org
    Happy holidays everyone

  4. This is great content! We can help and support a charity even if not a Holiday.

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