Last year, I use the Nonprofit Center’s WeGive site to do my ‘shopping.’ Given that I live far away from my family, I donate to local charities and projects here that I know my friends and family would support. Moreover, WeGive – and select projects – is on my gift list. When my brother calls to ask what I want this year (like he does every year), I now direct him to this site. I have plenty of stuff, and in lieu of more stuff, I prefer for people to donate to these projects. It makes them happy that they were able to get me something that I want (apparently I am very hard to shop for, or so I am told), it makes me happy to know that a gift was given to some great causes in my name, and the best part: the gift I got helps others. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about? Join me in adding WeGive to your list. It will give you a warm feeling and better the community at the same time.
So let the holiday season begin!
(But first, there is turkey to be eaten, and a Bloody Mary or two to be had at the Beaches Town Center Thursday morning…]