In today’s economy, everyone is watching where they spend money. However, while giving to charity may be lessened, the gift of giving still remains present. With so many charities out there, choosing which charity to give to seems daunting. My best advice – pick a charity that “speaks” to your heart.
When we first created triplethegift.com, we partnered up with Share Our Strength. Their vision “is to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad.” Especially with Leisa and me being moms, we both agree that no child should grow up hungry.
I think that through your life, certain charities speak louder to you. Depending on where you are in your life can determine what is most important to you at the time. My favorite charity is The Compassionate Friends (TCF). The mission of The Compassionate Friends “is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.” Unfortunately, the way I learned about TCF was after my younger brother, Jon, passed away in May of 2009. For me, being able to give back to this charity that has, and continues to be, a source of strength to me, is worth giving to.
One way that I am able to donate money is thru triplethegift.com. For each event in my daughter’s life, I take a percentage of their gift and make a donation in memory of their Uncle Jonny. Whether it was a gift from their birthday, or the holidays, Alison & Lauren know that they are doing something to honor their Uncle, and make their mom proud in the process.
What charity is closest to your heart? Is it to help a rescued animal, or donate money to Share Our Strength? Whichever charity it is, there is no wrong way when giving from the heart.