MOGO Gift-Giving #3

While this idea is one that not everyone appreciates, you may find that there are those among your list of gift recipients who would be very grateful for the following: A gift in their name supporting one of their favorite charities.

For the past thirteen years any time anyone asks me what I might like as a gift, I always say a donation to the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), the organization I co-founded in 1996. (I don’t take a salary at IHE, so I’m not asking people to fund me!) This is the best gift I can ever receive because it furthers my greatest dreams and hopes for a better world.

There are likely people in your life who care deeply about certain causes and who want to see change happen. By giving a gift in their name to a cause or organization they support you are honoring them in one of the deepest ways possible.

Such gifts may seem impersonal and don’t provide something to open and keep, but a card that shares why you gave to the charity you did in their name may be the most meaningful gift that person receives all season.

Stay tuned for more tips,

~ Zoe Weil
Author of Most Good, Least Harm, Above All, Be Kind, and Claude and Medea

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