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Share Kleenex™ for Free, Get 1 Box Free

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During this flu and cold season, this is an easy and free way to give to your friends and try to prevent germs from spreading. Check out the  Kleenex™ page for more info.






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Easy Ways to Make A Huge Difference During The Holidays or Anytime

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  • If there is a nursing home, children's home, or a home for children with special needs, consider "adopting " them this season as a family, group or individual(not in a literal sense). Then, visit them and consider giving a small gift such as socks or something else(first check with the center as to what they are allowed to have)
  • If you are in a church choir or school choir, ask the choir director if the group can go caroling at a local nursing or children's home.
  • The Ronald McDonald House collects tabs from Coke cans. Consider saving those and dropping them by your local Ronald McDonald House when you have a substantial amount.  
  • If you knit, crochet or do any type of sewing; there are charities in need of your skills; for abandoned babies, for US troops, and other charities







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What Influences You To Give?

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  • What inspires you to donate to charity?  Is it the charity's track record , word of mouth, or the stories that you hear about the people who benefit from the charity, or a combination of these and other influences?
  • What makes you choose one charity over another when you decide to give?






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Ellen and Walgreen's Help Toys For Tots| The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Ellen DeGeneres and Walgreens are working to make sure that kidss in need aren't left out this Christmas. If you are  planning to see The Ellen DeGeneres Show  in person , now through December 17th; she is requesting a donation for Toys For Tots or a local charity. If you aren't planning to go to the show,  you can still participate by donating online or bringing a new toy to your local  Walgreen's. All of the info is on the link below;
   






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Creative Giving Challenge # 2 5 Random Acts of Kindness

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It's Monday-time for another Creative Giving Challenge. You have 2 options this week;
A. Choose 5 people and do 1 random act of kindness each or
B. Choose 1 person(or 2) and do 5 random acts of kindness for them throughout the week. Please come back and share how it went in the comments below.  




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When Charities Go Bad

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Between the  investigation against Jerry Sandusky and new allegations against Wycleaf Jean for misappropriating funds meant for his charity to help Haiti(check out Jean's defense here); it's a wonder anyone is willing to trust or donate to a charity again. Still, there are great causes and charities that are trustworthy. Checking them out on sites such as Charity Navigator may help prevent falling victim to charity scams. 
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Penny Missions -Easy Fundraiser

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 One way to raise money with a small to midsize group is with a "penny mission."  I did this before with a church for a children's home run by our denomination. The girls competed against the guys(the children did it with some help from adults)  and the winning team got served dinner by the losing team. We did this over a few months and raised over 300 dollars in a small church. Everybody has pennies or coins so it was easy to get donations. Money was collecrted and added up each week. At first, I counted each week-then let the bank count the pennies later. A little goes a long way. I know a friend online who is an individual saving money for the National Inclusion Project.




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ClassECash: The New Wave in Saving

 ClassECash operates similarly to Groupon and Living Social, but with a different spin. You sign up with your email , buy a deal and donate part of the proceeds to a local school. So far the deals are only available in Chattanooga, TN, but there is a suggestion box for other towns.Photo by classEcash's Facebook page.




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Give The Gift of Life- Donate Blood

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 You can make a huge difference or even save a life by donating your blood to am area blood bank, like Chattanooga's Blood Assurance or American Red Cross. If your religion doesn't permit it or you can't give due to medical reasons-you can donate funds to the Red Cross or encourage others to donate. Check out the Red Cross website to see if you're medically eligible to donate. I was surprised to learn that my having diabetes doesn't exclude me from donating blood as long as my levels are in control. I was given a transfusion after birth due to a Rh factor incompatibility.




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Music That Moves The World

 Since I was a teen in the 1980s, I heard a lot of music that was written and recorded to promote giving to charity, such as We Are The World and Band Aid's music. But these haven't inspired me to give or be a better person as have "Man In The Mirror" by Michael Jackson, "Seed To Sow" by Michael W. Smith and a small number of other songs. Music has a way of reaching to our soul and affecting how we think. It can be used for good and for bad.



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