Well, it's that time of year again and I've been thinking about holiday giving and New Year's resolutions.
Every year my siblings and I, along with our spouses do a gift exchange. I had a difficult time deciding what to buy this year because lets face it. Most of us, by the time we are the ages of myself and my siblings, don't really need anything. This year we already bought gifts but we've also decided to give a donation in someones name in addition to gift giving.
And my partner and I have decided to keep on giving this year as our New Year's resolution. Every month a different charity, each month giving in honor or someone we love.
We actually started the donation of the month club in October with Cellmates On the Run, and the whole Chicago Diabetes Project/Chicago marathon thing that I wouldn't stop blogging about. November, we donated to a local shelter for victims of domestic violence and this month Heifer International.
Diabetes and Organ donation aren't the only passions in my life and I'm an annoying blogger like that, so you know I'll be posting monthly links to each organization. If you have any suggestions please either email me or post comments.
Our only guidelines? Nothing political and donations need to either be 1. medical research related or 2. directly impact individuals in need.
Thanks for your suggestions and Happy Christwanzakah.