How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist 289 No-Cost Ways to Live a Generous Life
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Description: Want to help make your community, your town--your world--a better place, but don't know where to begin? HOW TO BE AN EVERYDAY PHILANTHROPIST shows you the way. A handbook, a resource guide, a call to action, and an inspiration, it offers 289 concrete, direct ideas for making a difference--all of which have nothing to do with the size of your checkbook and everything to do with using the hidden assets that are already a part of your life. whether you're shopping, working, exercising, or surfing the Web, there are hundreds of ways to slip small but deeply meaningful acts of philanthropy into your life, using 289 of the most innovative and effective charitable organizations around. Have an old pair of sneakers lying around the house? Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program will recycle them into safe playground surfaces. Getting rid of that old cell phone? Call to Protect will refurbish it as an emergency lifeline for abused women. Racking up frequent-flier miles? Donate them to an ill child so they can travel and get the care they need. Like to knit? Knit hats for cancer patients. Start a petition, sign a petition, send out an awareness e-mail, and network with like-minded givers and doers at Car2.com. There are ideas for giving things you might never have thought of--your hair, old prom dress, breast milk for African AIDS orphans. Ideas for using your hobbies, talents, time, trash, technology, and more. Each suggestion can be accomplished in the course of a day,most within an hour. In tough times it's more important than ever that people and communities pull together--HOW TO BE AN EVERYDAY PHILANTHROPIST makes it easier than ever before.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall