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Donate Money to Charity With Every Step You Take

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably started the month off with a few resolutions.  How are they going?  Many people want to make exercise a bigger part of their lives, and now with a new app, they can also donate to charity.

Fitness trackers are a terrific way to gamify your fitness goals and compete with others. If you’re motivated by helping others, the free app Charity Miles can help you earn money for your favorite charity while you run or bike.

This app uses your phone’s GPS to track the distance of your exercise. Each time you open the app, you pick a charity. You’ll then earn 10 cents per mile for biking and 25 cents per mile for walking and running. While the app is open, they show you an ad from the sponsor donating the money.

Finally a way a better to improve your health will donating to charity!

Top 5 Christmas Charity Projects

At this time of the year, many folks are looking for ways to help out needy and hurting children to make their Christmas season a little better. It is important to choose a  reliable and trustworthy charity for your Christmas project, which may seem overwhelming with so many choices. Here are 5 worthy causes to help brighten a child’s holiday.

1.  Angel Tree

Angel Tree helps deliver love in the form of Christmas gifts and a messages to children of prisoners. Angel Tree Christmas helps connect the parents in prison with their kids through the delivery of gifts by church volunteers who buy and deliver gifts.

 

2.  Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child allows donors to pack a shoe box with school supplies, toys, and other gifts.  The small gifts of love and messages of hope are delivered to needy children overseas.

 

3.  Make a Wish Foundation

This organization helps a child’s dream come true. Make a Wish’s holiday donation options will  grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical issues.

 

4.  Toys For Tots

This organization helps you donate a toy  to help make Christmas a little brighter for a child in need in your community.

 

5.  My Two Front Teeth

My Two Front Teeth helps offer personalized online giving experiences to help underprivileged children.

10 of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of

By Charity Navigator These 10 charities work throughout the country and the world. They are large, complex organizations with budgets exceeding $100 million, and at least $65 million in net assets. They became household names in part because of their exceptional financial management, no easy feat considering the scope and size of their operations. Charitable givers should feel confident that these national institutions put their donations to good use. …read more

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The Tax Advantages of Donating Stock

As the year winds down, many write checks to their favorite charities, securing valuable income-tax deductions. (You can’t deduct charitable gifts … …read more

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10 Charities in Deep Financial Trouble

By Charity Navigator If an organization owes more than it owns, that’s a bad sign. If the bills it owes by the end of the year are more than it can pay, that’s an even worse sign. These 10 charities are insolvent. Not only do their total liabilities, or what they owe, exceed their total assets, they also maintain negative working capital — that is, the bills they owe exceed available assets that can be used to pay those bills. While these charities may not be facing bankruptcy, their fundamental insolvency puts these charities in a very dangerous position. …read more

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Watch a Charity’s Administrative Expenses

LARRY ZIMPLEMAN: With any charitable giving, I believe it’s important to do some “due diligence” to see how much of the organization’s operating … …read more

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Funds for Charitable Giving See Strong Growth

Strong gains for the stock market last year translated into big wins for donor-advised funds. Contributions to these charitable-giving vehicles surged … …read more

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Research First, Donate Second

The problem is that many individuals give without always doing the proper research on the charities or what the charities do with the donated money. …read more

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Birkin Bags, Jeff Koons Art on the Charity Auction Block

Birkin Bags, Jeff Koons Art on the Charity Auction Block. Around $5.5 million Raised to Benefit the U.N.’s Vaccination Efforts. Jeff Koons stands next to … …read more

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