Friday, December 10, 2010

About Today: Can't Think of a Gift? Give to Charity 12/09/10

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
The remaining folks on my shopping list have one thing in common: They have everything they need, and most of what they want. This make them almost impossible to shop for. Which means that maybe it's time to rethink the whole gift thing altogether, and consider giving to charity.

8 Ways to Donate to Charity 
There are plenty of different ways to give, so you'll be sure to find something in this article that works for you. (Bonus: You'll also get to find out what "microphilanthropy" is. Hint: It's not donating microchips, or mica, or microphones.)
Is Your Charitable Gift In Good Hands? 
However you choose to give, you'll want to make sure your gift is going to the right people. There's nothing more annoying than finding out that your hard-earned cash isn't reaching the intended recipient.
Can You Deduct It on Your Taxes? 
Of course, the point is to help others. But who would say no to a bigger tax refund?
Gifts Without Guilt 
Some people on your list might not appreciate a straight-up donation to charity. In that case, you can still buy them a tangible present, and donate at the same time.
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