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66 organizations welcome the introduction of bipartisan Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act of 2013


"The international humanitarian aid community and charitable organizations in the U.S. applaud the introduction of the Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act of 2013 (HAFA) (H.R. 3526) and thank Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Randy Weber (R-TX) for their leadership on this critical issue.

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Sierra Madre United Methodist Church’ Annual Alternative Gift Fair on December 1

Pasadena Now


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The Language of Life: Unique, fun ways to give back and benefit children


I was with several parents over the weekend and they began sharing great ideas for kicking off the holiday season that include a dose of giving back. I was startled to learn that in the United States, some reports say that more than 70 percent of holiday gifts end up in a landfill within 6 months.

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The reason for the season

Bennington Banner

Last year, in response to creeping commercialization of Thanksgiving as the beginning of Christmas sales, New York’s 92nd Street Y started #GivingTuesday.

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Top five mistakes to avoid in donating to Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Observer - Dunkirk, NY

As the public's attention and hearts are focused on the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, BBB Wise Giving Alliance advises donors to take steps to avoid being taken by questionable solicitors or wasting their money on poorly managed relief efforts. The typhoon that hit the Philippines over the weekend, described as the most powerful in the world this year, has destroyed an entire town. More than 10,000 are feared dead.

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What To Get Someone Who Really Doesn't Want Anything!

My Fab Fit Forties

I am a weirdo. I like Christmas & all of that, but I'm someone who really doesn't need anything - so it's awfully hard for me to come up with things I want. I'm sure it's frustrating for my Husband because it took him a looooooooooooong time to figure out that I really mean it when I say I don't want anything for myself.

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Questions to Ask Before Giving Your Clients a Holiday Gift

APC - Able Printing Co

It’s almost that time of the year. That magnificent day we get to sit around a table, cram as much turkey and mashed potatoes into our tummies as possible and sit back with that top button unlatched chatting with family and friends. All the while pondering what we’re most thankful for, namely the people surrounding your table.

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Ending Hunger in Caring Communities

Transcend Media Service - Solutions-Oriented Peace Journalism

When people care about one another’s well being, and do not exploit one another, people don’t go hungry. This is true even where people have little money. The challenge, then, is to find ways to increase the caring.

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Gift Different This Holiday Season through Heifer International

CNN iReport

Heifer International encourages you to gift different this holiday season by looking into an alternative giving option. Heifer International provides living gifts of area-appropriate livestock and training in environmentally sound agricultural practices so that families in need can lift themselves out of poverty and become self-reliant. Join us in the effort to help spread awareness about the joy of giving an alternative gift.

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Heifer International Assessing Projects Hit by Typhoon Haiyan


An assessment team from Heifer Philippines made contact with Heifer farmers in Ormoc, Calubian and Leyte reporting no loss of life from project families but significant or complete damage to homes and crops, and loss of livestock.

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