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For kids who have it all...

December 25th, 2011 at 02:07 am

...and even for those who do not, a donation to a non-profit organization may be the perfect gift. This year I gave my grandniece and two grandnephews a symbolic adoption of an endangered animal.

Text is World Wildlife Fund and Link is http://www.worldwildlife.org/home-full-5.html
World Wildlife Fund offers adoptions of 100 different species. The recipient gets an adoption certificate and a 12" plush animal in a gift box. I like this idea because the kids are young enough to still enjoy a tangible gift to open but old enough to understand that they are helping a cause.

For the grownups in the family, I will make donations in their name as we have done for the past few years. Favorite charities are
Text is American Red Cross and Link is http://www.redcross.org/
American Red Cross,
Text is Kiva and Link is http://www.kiva.org/
Kiva,
Text is Heifer International and Link is http://www.heifer.org/
Heifer International,
Text is Habitat for Humanity and Link is http://www.habitat.org/default.aspx?tgs=MTIvMjQvMjAxMSA4OjU5OjQ4IFBN
Habitat for Humanity,
Text is the Idaho Humane Society and Link is http://idahohumanesociety.org/
the Idaho Humane Society,
Text is Second Harvest Food Bank and Link is http://shfb.org/
Second Harvest Food Bank, and
Text is Idaho Horse Rescue and Link is http://www.idahohorserescue.org/
Idaho Horse Rescue. Family members are on board with this plan, it makes Christmas shopping easier, plus I get a tax deduction... so it's win-win.

Wishing everyone at SA a very Merry Christmas! May you make memories with those you love.