Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This Holiday Season - a few gift ideas and charities!

Looking for a gift to give this season: (Links for all these items are located in the right column.) 

Check out Arbonne consultant Stacie Spritzer (ID# 17732997) will be happy to fill your order.  Their products include cosmetics, aromatherapy, nutritional & weight loss products. 

How about a gift basket from Tastefully Simple consultant (ID#80336) will be happy to help you.

How about a piece of art.  Many items at just $50 and they'll ship to you.  Check out Frank Stanley's work at fstanley.com & playgroundartstudios.com

For the child in your life check out Jennifer Dame's children's book. "Am I important" available on line or through your local book store. 

Living in the California area and thinking about having a family portrait done?  Check out Mykle Parker's work.  She'll come to you.

***Yes  these are shameless plugs but we have to try to stimulate the american economy.***


Now on to the next thing.  Are you Looking for some useful charities to donate to?  Here are some tax deductible ideas:

The American Red Cross provides food and shelter when disaster hits.

Artist for the arts strive to continue to allow all young people access to the arts, in a time when school funding is excluding these programs in public schools.

Make it right nola is Brad Pitt's foundation that is striving to rebuild New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.

The Crohn's and Colitis foundation strive to inform and find a cure for these forms of IBD, which can lead to colon cancer .

PBS - The cookie monster, big bird, Austin City limits, Boston Pops, mystery theater, antiques road show....Need I say more? Awesome television that could use your support.

Hope in SA - Dr. Wolf works to provide health-care for people, even if they have no insurance or money for meds.  He & his wife were watching Oprah's prime-time event about her school in South Africa.  Being South African himself, he decided that if all the South Africans' in the Houston area gave just $10/mo they could make a change in their country.  That idea has grown into Hope in SA.  They are doing wonderful things to help educate the children in South Africa.

The Houston Food Bank is always there for people in need (including the hurricane Katrina evacuees.  Since Hurricane IKE, they are now charged with helping all the people of South West Texas.

Rupert's Kids strive to mentor and aid families and children. 

St. Jude's Research hospital in TN does research and gives medical assistance to the youngest of cancer patients at no cost to the family.

Support Lauren Gunn's half Marathon for Dawn Nelson's fight against CML...help Lauren reach her $2100 goal.

Help the team in training by donating what you can for the fight against cancer.

***As you can see it's not only about the money in your pocket.  You can get out and help raise funds for any of these organizations or the charity of your choice.  What a great gift to make a tax deductible donation and help save a few lives!***

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