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Cross your heart and help others live

February 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

February, appropriately enough, is National Heart Month, among other things. While we cover a lot of different causes on this site, heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States, and as such it’s critically important to raise awareness. I got an email from Razoo Giving Cards, a cool idea where you give a […]

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The Best Gifts for Book Lovers are still at GoneReading

December 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Back in 2011 I first wrote about a great organization called GoneReading that was just starting up at the time.  The concept of GoneReading was (and is) a brilliant one: have an online store that sells high quality gifts specifically geared towards readers, and then take 100% of the after-tax profits to fund charities that are […]

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Free Tagalog Lessons from Pimsleur for Philippine Typhoon Volunteers

November 28th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Here’s a really neat idea from the folks at Pimsleur Language Programs. As just about everyone knows by now, the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan two weeks ago. As I mentioned in my last post, what tends to happen is that the news media will focus a lot of attention on the suffering for […]

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Shop for a Cause 2013 at Macy's is this Saturday, August 24

August 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again: Macy’s is having their annual “Shop for a Cause” event on Saturday, August 24! I’m always a little confused at this promotion, because I get all kinds of notices from all kinds of charities that they’re part of this event. But after a little digging I understood. Here’s how […]

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Celebrate Lollipop Day with the Lollipop Theater Network #lollipop

July 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Okay, everyone sing along with me… “Lollipop, lollipop, oh, lolli, lolli, lolli, lollipop, lollipop, oh, lolli, lolli, lolli, lollipop!” (pop)   This impromptu musical interlude was brought to you in honor of National Lollipop Day, which is coming up on July 20, 2013. I scoured the Internets looking for the history of National Lollipop Day, […]

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The Urgency Network Launches Today #UrgencyNetwork

July 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Urgency Network is a new idea in charity fundraising and awareness-raising that’s built for the Social Media generation. It sort of takes the idea of an old fashioned raffle and brings it into the 21st Century. Here’s how it works. There’ll be a bunch of “Grand Prizes” you can win. These prizes won’t just […]

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Aprons that help Adler, a 7 year-old with kidney cancer at Flirty Aprons

June 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

From June 25 to June 27, 2013, you can get 35% off an apron at FlirtyAprons.com by using promo code ADLER. If, like me, you tend to make a mess while cooking, grilling, or doing work around the house, these aprons are among the most stylish you’ll see anywhere. There’s everything from a “little black […]

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Fischer & Wieser Salsa that Helps LIFE Community Classroom

January 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

As you’re planning your 2013 Super Bowl snacking this year, I’d like to suggest a company that did some really extraordinary things in 2012. Last year, Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, based in Fredericksburg, Texas, partnered with LIFE Community Classroom, a privately funded non-profit organization that serves students with intellectual disabilities and/or special needs. Cooking […]

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Another Great Gift for iPad owners: Handcrafted Cloth iPad Sleeves

December 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Here’s another fantastic product by Levenger. If the Thai Pad was a sofa for your iPad, you could consider this a sleeping bag for it. This product is called a “Haiti PeaceQuilt”. It comes in red or green. Again, I love how this concept  take a centuries-old art and adapts it for the 21st century. […]

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Who Needs Whiskey Stones When You Have Balls of Steel

December 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I recently got an email from the folks at a company called OriginalBos (http://www.OriginalBos.com) announcing their new product called “Balls of Steel”. I couldn’t stop chuckling after seeing all the double-entendre in the email and on their Web site. To announce their product, their email and Web site used the phrase “the balls have dropped”. The […]

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