let’s do twelve days of fun.
kiva.org. give as little as $25 and help create opportunity around the world.
we love this organization. you can hand pick who you give to and the best part is it is a loan, so that $25 you loan, once repaid can be loaned and loaned and loaned again for as long as you choose. my family has been giving with the same $100 for a few years now.
give of your time to a local soup kitchen. there are many volunteer opportunities.
if you are local in santa barbara, visit the organic soup kitchen’s site to see the ways you can help.
give presents! there are many local organizations that do “adopt a family” programs at christmas time. contact the salvation army, local food bank or any other well known not for profit organization in town and find out how you can adopt a family or individual to provide presents or a holiday dinner that they might not otherwise have.