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Nov 28, 2022 10:55 AM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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I'm sure most of you (like me) have been besieged with email reminders, but just in case that's not true... Whistling

Tomorrow is "Giving Tuesday", a time to lend a helping hand to your favorite non-profits.

I've found it convenient to do at least some of my year-end donations on this day. It lifts my mood a little (at a time of year when it needs it), and is a good mechanism to make sure that certain non-profits don't get forgotten during the last-minute, very-end-of-the-year rush of donations.

(Yes, I still do wait until after Christmas to do SOME donations... I need a pick-me-up then too, and anyway right around this time there are a lot of other things to do in preparation for the Christmas holiday. But I've found that leaving ALL the donations to the very end of the year makes it an onerous chore, instead of the pleasure that it should be.)

So please do consider throwing a buck or few to a Good Cause. Angel

Thanks for your attention.
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Nov 29, 2022 4:51 PM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Daylilies Irises Vegetable Grower Moon Gardener Dog Lover
Bookworm Garden Photography Birds Pollen collector Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 1
A gentle reminder... Many non-profits currently have matches, many ending tonight.

Now may be the best time to get the best bang for your buck, for your favorite non-profit.
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Nov 30, 2022 8:21 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
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Marilyn ~ Thank you for the reminder.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Dec 2, 2022 11:05 PM CST
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My giving day in Sunday when i go too the Red Cross and give platelets and plasma.
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Dec 2, 2022 11:37 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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Thumbs up larry!
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Dec 3, 2022 3:54 PM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Daylilies Irises Vegetable Grower Moon Gardener Dog Lover
Bookworm Garden Photography Birds Pollen collector Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Good job, Larry! Thumbs up

There are many needs, and many ways of giving; some give in time and/or labor, some give in mentoring and tutoring, some give in passing on food from their gardens (or gently used items they have no need of), some give in blood (something some of us cannot do), and those of us who are able, give money.

The PSA was aimed at the last group. It benefits the non-profits (especially when there are time-limited match donations in place, as is often the case on Giving Tuesday), and it benefits the giver, in the spiritual sense ("It is more blessed to give than to receive"). There is an added benefit (for me, at least) in taking tax money away from the .gov (who would probably waste it) and giving it somewhere I feel it is needed and would be of use.

And sometimes, some of those non-profits can end up materially benefiting the giver; as a personal example, donations to parks, open spaces, and trail organizations can help enhance those areas (and, should I visit them, my experiences there).
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