From Mashable.com … this article is terrific and the information is worth sharing. If you are inspired to give to a charity or non-profit but just don’t seem to have the funds to do so, there are simple ways you may not be aware of. The one that Mashable‘s is describing below applies to gift-giving.
If you’re going to be participating in any kind of event, Causes.com has made sure that you can donate it to charity. Causes, the massive charitable giving site that got its start on Facebook, has relaunched its Wishes section. People are starting to get used to the idea of “donating” their birthdays to charity, foregoing presents and asking friends to give to a designated charity instead. Heck, even Mashable‘s founder Pete Cashmore did it to build a well in Ethiopia. Wishes expands that idea to let users donate birthdays, weddings, holidays, memorials, runs or any other personal moments.
The concept is similar to basically setting up a fundraising page around an event but Wishes simplifies the process. The page is clearly geared towards more casual users who may not be philanthropic activists but wish to do some good instead of getting another mess of gifts.
Prince William and Kate’s wedding raised $1.6 million for charity. How great is that??
So far Wish users have donated more than $11 million dollars just through birthdays and holidays. Consider this on your next approaching gift-getting holiday. Stay tuned for part 2 of this series for more great information!
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