Sick of the commercialism, the materialism, the chaos of Black-Friday thinking? Looking for better ways to give this holiday season? Here are some sites and ideas for more meaningful gift giving.
❄ The Gift of Coffee and Conversation is a Facebook site dedicated to “Giving gifts from the heart. Ignoring Black Friday. Sharing gift ideas.”
❄ A Hand Up – RLSH Emergency Fund is a Facebook site set up to help RLSH families in dire need. Donations are tax deductible.
❄ Jack Cero aka Zero, co-founder of the New York Initiative, is offering copies of his stunning original artworks for every $50 you donate to the charity of your choice.
❄ Our favorite fighter against childhood obesity, DangerMan, is also helping children to have a better holiday season. From DangerMan’s site: Over 5 Million Kids in America live in poverty, they need clothing, books, and toys Please Donate a Dollar and put a smile on a kids face. Go to our website and push the donate button. Your donation is tax deductible.
❄ Northern California friends – The CAI is hosting a Toys For Tots toy drive on Friday, December 9, at Caffeinated Comics in San Francisco. Music, comedy and lots of comics! Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.
❄ If you do holiday shopping online, click on the Team Justice link. You pay nothing extra, but the money you spend goes to helping Team Justice – a non-profit organization – and their charities.
❄ And don’t forget, copies of the HBO documentary Superheroes make great gifts!