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TRENDS: Feeling Charitable? Make A Small Donation!

Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest), provides bags of groceries to the hungry.

While we’ve been eating favorite foods throughout the holiday season, some people don’t even have the basics, and go hungry. Please think of ending the year with a small donation—$5, $10 or more would be great—to this worthwhile endeavor.

Your contribution is especially important NOW, because financial planning firm Ameriprise Financial has made a $100,000 matching grant that will double the value of your gift. That means every $5 you give will help provide 20 bags of groceries!

While it’s a tight time for many of us, for too many desperate families in need, the food provided by Feeding America might be the only food they’ll have on the table. As you sit down to breakfast, lunch, or dinner today, think of those homes that have scant—or no—food.

By the way, December 31st is the biggest “giving” day of the year for Americans, because it’s the last day to make a tax-deductible charitable contribution. According to The New York Times (December 17, 2009), charities raised 22.5 times more money on December 31 than any other average day last year. The entire last week of the year is a great week for giving, with the average gift size being 57% larger than the weekly average during the prior 51 weeks.

 

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Every $5 you donate provides 20 bags
of groceries for truly hungry people.
Image courtesy FeedingAmerica.org.

You’ve got four days to help out 20, 40, or more families with a much-needed bag of groceries. Thanks for considering!

  • Learn more about Feeding America and make a donation!
  • Also check out GoodEarthCares.com. Good Earth plans to give 50% of its after-tax profits from sales of its tea and coffee, through February 28, 2010. You can purchase the products at Whole Foods Markets and other fine retailers. Anyone can vote for the top three charities that will receive the donations. 




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