Charitable Gift Giving

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Give a Computer to a School in Africa with Camara

December 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This Christmas, want to give a powerful computer to someone who desperately needs one for only $20? Believe it or not, it’s possible with Camara Education, a charity that’s working to alleviate poverty in Africa by using the power of education and technology (Camara is a west African word that means “one who teaches with […]

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2011 Aflac Duck from Macy's

December 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well, it’s that time of year again. Macy’s is selling the Aflac Duck. In 2008, he was wearing a red parka. In 2009 he wore a Christmas tree outfit. This year he’s back, this time with a hunter’s cap (how ironic) and a stylish knitted scarf. He comes in both a 10 inch version and […]

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A New Charity Shopping Web site: Buy4.com

December 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

On this blog we like to identify gifts where a percentage is donated to a great cause. But wouldn’t it be great if ANY gift you bought could go towards a great cause? There are a few sites out there like this, and the newest one is Buy4.com. Buy4 works on an affiliate model, meaning that […]

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Gifts for Book Lovers at GoneReading.com

November 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Developing Areas, Literacy, Uncategorized

When talking with my sister at dinner a few weeks ago, the subject turned to reading. As kids, we were voracious readers. When the Scholastic Book Club newsletter came to us in our grade schools, we’d circle all the books we could, great books like Encyclopedia Brown, The Cricket in Times Square, The Phantom Tollbooth […]

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Cute Baby Stuffed Animals that help Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

September 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The baby company Carter’s has a great deal going on now where you can buy some of the cutest stuffed animals around for baby, and all proceeds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society under their Light the Night program. You can choose from the three cute critters shown above, a gorilla, a giraffe, and […]

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Wedding Registry for Charity

August 21st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Traditionally, the giving of wedding gifts was a way for friends and family to help a young couple get started as they move out of their parents’ home and start their new life in an empty new home. Of course, these days couples are waiting longer before getting married. So what happens when the bride […]

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Solar Power for your iPhone or cell phone

July 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Developing Areas, Uncategorized

I was shopping at the new REI in Carle Place, New York the other day and stumbled across this. I love my iPhone, but one of the annoyances is how quickly the battery runs out. When I first got my phone, I thought that surely the battery must be defective. I’d leave the house with […]

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Jetblue’s Celebrity Bag Auctions

June 3rd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hurry! You only have hours left to bid on bags signed by celebrities in the The Celebrity Baggage Auction, a clever set of eBay auctions being sponsored by JetBlue where 100% of the proceeds will help dosomething.org, a charity set up to encourage youth around the country to do something for a good cause. There […]

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Did you miss the Pretzel Hat on eBay?

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Remember the pretzel hat that Princess Beatrice (Andrew and Fergie’s daughter) wore that was all the rage at the royal wedding? Turns out Princess Beatrice auctioned the hat off on eBay last week. The final total was £81,100.01, or about $131,000 in US dollars. As much derision and scorn as the hat generated, one thing is […]

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Discounts for Military Personnel on Memorial Day 2011

May 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

The good folks at Gift Card Granny have compiled a list of 133 (and counting) places that offer a discount to military personnel on Memorial Day (Monday, May 29). If you have someone in the military in your life, first of all, don’t forget to thank them for all they do to keep our country […]

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