A List Maker's Life: Giving Back

Friday, December 10, 2010

Giving Back

There is something about going through a difficult time and learning to let other people love on your family.  Each time we are blessed by friends and family members we are reminded of how much we would like to give back or perhaps to pay forward.

When One2One Network brought GiveBack.org to my attention I wanted to learn more about it.
Give Back was launched by the winner of Oprah's Big Give.  Give Back is essentially another method for good stewardship.  Give Back offers the opportunity to donate a percentage of your purchases to favorite charities when shopping online this holiday season.  Some of our favorite, and most shopped, stores such as Gap, Target, Meijer, and Babies R Us are included.  I figure, if I can shop from home without buckling and unbuckling car seats x4 at each stop, I should.  And, if I'm going to shop online it is wonderful to know that I can make a small change for some of the causes close to my heart. Right?

To get started you can register on Give Back.  Upon registration you create a foundation and choose the charities your family is passionate about supporting.  There is a lengthy list of local charities I spent time considering, as well as some national charities that are important to us. I started by adding March of Dimes and the Spina Bifida Association of West Michigan to my foundation.

For more information about the site, as well as what you can do to help the charities of your choosing, you may be interested in the informational video below.

I appreciate One2One Network for bringing this site to my attention and I look forward to figuring out more of the features, as well as how to take full advantage of it to do our small part.
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1 comment:

  1. Awesome!!! I use goodsearch engine too, instead of googling every time you search for something proceeds go to the org of your choice!!! Merry Christmas!!!


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