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Giving IS Receiving

The holiday season brings with it solicitations from charities for donations of different types.  I try to give back in different ways throughout the year, but the holidays are a reminder for many people to share with those less fortunate. Doing so is the best way to know that giving truly is receiving.
Whether you make a donation of time, food, or funds, what matters is knowing that even a small gesture makes a big difference.  On that note, I wanted to kick off this blog with suggestions that are sure to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling. 

These are my favourites but I would love to know how you plan to celebrate your good fortune this season.

Kiva 
My modest donation of $25 has contributed to funding to seven businesses over the past two years.  Lenders handpick the borrower they would like to sponsor according to considerations such as country or origin, business type (arts, food, housing, healthcare etc), gender and more. Visit www.kiva.org.


Free the Children
Ten dollars can feed a child in developing countries for an entire month.  To learn more visit www.freethechildren.com/youth.


World Bicycle Relief
This organization empowers individuals, families and communities in Africa with the freedom that comes from access to bicycles.

Stay tuned for more here about the simple but meaningful ways we can make a difference in the spirit of living a big little life. Visit www.worldbicyclerelief.org.

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