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Every year at Christmas, I donate to a children's charity, usually something like the local Santa fund. This year I was feeling particularly disheartened, because I have so little extra cash and didn't think I could make a donation. Today I discovered First Book (www.firstbook.org), an

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    pseuzanne
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    Every year at Christmas, I donate to a children's charity, usually

    something like the local Santa fund. This year I was feeling

    particularly disheartened, because I have so little extra cash and

    didn't think I could make a donation. Today I discovered First Book

    (www.firstbook.org), an organization that distributes new books to

    needy children. I found out that every $2.50 you donate buys one new

    book. And, for the month of December, the publisher Simon & Schuster

    is donating an extra book for every $1 donation that is made. So,

    with my simple $10 donation, 14 kids will receive a new book!



    I was excited to pass this along, because I know many of the people

    in this group are on strict budgets, but also want to support worthy

    causes. This seemed to be a way to impact many children with a very

    modest donation.



    Other than the gift of your time to a charity, I would be interested

    to hear stories from other people about how they have practiced

    Frugal Philanthropy!



    Happy holidays,

    Suzanne








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    Gypsum Moon
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    At 12:53 PM 12/5/2007, Suzanne wrote:

    >

    > Today I discovered First Book

    >(www.firstbook.org), an organization that distributes new books to

    >needy children. I found out that every $2.50 you donate buys one new

    >book. And, for the month of December, the publisher Simon & Schuster

    >is donating an extra book for every $1 donation that is made. So,

    >with my simple $10 donation, 14 kids will receive a new book!



    Suzanne, thanks so much for posting this!



    Every year our family (three kids 17, 14, and 11, plus

    DH & me) adopt a family from the SA tree at the mall and

    spend money out of our Christmas budget - which is

    smaller and smaller each year! - to buy the gifts. This is

    money that we would normally spend on each other.



    As it's gotten harder and harder to stretch our dollars

    to cover a family this way, I've searched for other,

    equally satisfying options. I believe your idea is it!

    Marvelous post!



    Cindy in KS - makin' those pennies SQUEAL








 

 

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