Monday, November 28, 2005

Alternative Giving

Take a look at Jill Manty's Alternative Giving.

Rob Reiner on Giving Thanks

Click here to read Rob Reiner's take on Wal-Mart and Giving Thanks.

The Act of Giving

"In a world filled with violence, hatred, and suspicion, Giving is an expression of faith, trust, and concern."
Douglas Lawson

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Red Cross Delivers Thanksgiving

The website of the American Red Cross posts:

"NEW ORLEANS, La. – The sight of American Red Cross emergency response vehicles (ERVs) delivering meals remains a familiar scene in hurricane-ravaged communities throughout the Gulf Coast region and Thanksgiving day will be no different. Tens of thousands of hot meals will be served to residents, just as they have been since the hurricanes struck. "

Click here to read the rest of the story.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Hunger's Steady Rise

Hunger has steadily increased in the United States for the past five years, according to an October report from U.S. Department of Agriculture. "According to the USDA, there are now 38.2 million households in this country which are "food insecure," posts the Raising More Money Weblog.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Purpose Prize

Do you know someone over 60 who is doing good in your community? If you do they maybe eligible for the Purpose Prize. If they win the Purpose Prize, a project of Civic Ventures, they will be awarded $100,000 to continue their good work. Thanks to Britt Bravo at Do Good and Have Fun for giving me the link.

Friday, November 18, 2005

25 Things for Charity

More than 35 crafters unite to each make 25 crafts for charity in a one year period. Click here to read more.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

When Giving Isn't Charity

Ben Casnocha asked the question, does Giving to Elite Higher Ed count as Charity? Click here to find out what Ben thinks,

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Nature Conservancy Hosts Rare Egrets

NBC 30 (Hartford, CT) reports:
Bird-lovers are flocking to the Nature Conservancy's Sunny Valley Preserve these days, where two rare cattle egrets are in residence.
Click here to read more.

Red Cross Worker to Pakistan

The website of the American Red Cross, posts:
American Red Cross international relief worker Jim Stephenson arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov. 6, where he joined hundreds of others carrying out the
mission of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), providing life’s essentials to earthquake survivors in the northeast as they
brace for the bitter cold winter ahead.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Gamers Unite Charity posts:
The Gamers Charity project is focused on helping the victims of the 2005 Indian Ocean Tunami by using online auctions to convert virtual goods into donations.

Tragedy vs. Tragedy

Somini Sengupta and David Rhode asks what happens "When One Tragedy Gets More Sympathy Than Another."

Katrina America's Diaspora

Hurricane Katrina survivors, where are they now? Click here to find out. Thanks to Nancy White and the folks at Full Circle for letting us know.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Why We Give

"Giving is driven by identification. We identify ourselves by your schools, religious organizations, family, country, by our personal characteristics, and by our moral biography." Paul G. Schervish

Quote originally uploaded from the Gift Hub for the rest of the article click here.

Bloggers Give Thanks

Click here to read the Tate School Blog's view on Giving Thanks

Sunday, November 13, 2005

The Economics of Giving

Michael Stastny of Mahalanobis weighs in on the Economics of Charitable Giving. Click here to read his opinion.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

DHL Gives Thanks

We would like to thank Bully Mama for letting us know about DHL's 2005 Thanksgiving Food Drive. If you are looking for a way to Give Thanks this Thanksgiving this Thanksgiving Food Drive may be for you.

Attitude of Gratitude

The Attitude of Gratitude Blog is a journal of one man's journey. A journey of gratefulness.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Giving Motivated by Hearts Not Taxes

Chaotic Gestalt posts on a recent USINFO article on what motivates Americans to give. According to the USINFO article, Americans are Giving more Generously to Charities than ever. Our motivation for giving however, may be different than many experts had theorized. "Hearts, not tax incentives, move Americans to generosity."

Giving Circles in Afro American Communtiy takes a local at the growing trend of Giving Circles.

Members of the black community are pooling resources for a variety of programs.

See The Giving Blog for August 20, 2005, August 9, 2005, July 18, 2005, May 27, 2005, May 21, 2005, May 20, 2005, May 19, 2005, May 18,2005 May 17, 2005, May 15, 2005 and February 17,2005

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Project Valour IT

Wayne's World 2005 let us know about a fundraising drive for Project Valour It. Project Valour IT "provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations."

If you are interesting in donating click here.


Sam said...
Hi, Jane. Great blog idea!How appropos that I come here right now. I just contacted our local AIDS service organization (Triad Health Project) to volunteer to help prepare Thanksgiving meals that will be delivered to their clients. Just before coming here, I sent an email to my partner and a friend, asking if they want to help, too.Ya know, there are a lot of us that will go to family or friends' homes to eat Thanksgiving meals, but we won't be involved in the preparation. Why not volunteer to help prepare a meal at a local kitchen/shelter that morning and then go enjoy Thanksgiving at your family or friends' home?The thought of doing this did not occur to me until I was simply asked in a monthly email from THP. Most people will at least consider helping, but they often need to be asked to even become aware of the the need and their ability to help.Take care, Jane!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Tax Breaks for Katrina Donations

Are you thinking seriously about making a year-end Contribution to a nonprofit. If you are considering a Hurricane Katrina related Donation, Congress may have just given you an unique opportunity. The Washington Posts reports, "At a time when lawmakers and the Internal Revenue Service have tightened up on such things as Donations of cars and real estate facade easements, they have also created several special breaks for Charitable Gifts after Hurricane Katrina."

Click here to read the rest of the story

Random Acts of Kindness

You have seen the bumper sticker now it is time to come face to face with "Random Acts of Kindness" also known as Guerilla Philanthropy. The Diary of a PR Flack post this interesting take on A&E's new show Random 1.

Click here or here to read two other Blogger's encounters with guerilla philanthropy.

Monday, November 07, 2005

What Compels Us to Give

Have you ever wondered why we give? We know recent Disasters have prompted many Americans to "reach for their checkbooks." The New York Post however, asks "What is it that triggers that "must-give" button in our heads? And why do some disasters push that button when others don't?"

Click here to read more.