Teaching our children to give: what’s your reason?

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Because every child should feel loved. Because we’re all in it together. Because we’re here to help others. Because I want to teach my kids about giving back. Because I can.

What’s your #RedKettleReason?

Every year around the holiday season, we expect to see those bell ringers and the red kettles from Salvation Army. But do you know why? Do you know what they’re for and where

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Join the Circle of Love with Noodle & Boo

We use many of the natural skin care products for our kids from Noodle & Boo so when I heard about their Circle of Love campaign, I was happy to participate. It’s really simple: the Circle of Love campaign raises awareness and funds for the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) programs in Africa.

How does Circle of Love do this?

Noodle & Boo is donating 100% of the profits from two products you can buy on their site: the

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do you donate online?

Have you ever donated online? Maybe to a charity or a non-profit… maybe your friend was running a race and asking for contributions… or maybe even a raffle fundraiser? I certainly have… to all of the above! I’ve even hosted my own raffle fundraiser on this blog and collected money from other people–over $500 in generous donations (that I sent to an amazing non-profit).

Where do you draw the line? How much research do you do before donating? How SAFE is it?

Especially with the holiday season of giving upon

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