I hope you are spending this time with loved ones and having the opportunity to appreciate all the good things in life. Usually the day after Thanksgiving and the weekend that follows is spent as a huge push for holiday shopping. Having a fear of large crowds and an allergy to long lines keeps me out of the stores and looking for other options. And so I did some digging for gifts that go a little farther: donations, especially important at a time when the world needs TLC. A few of my favorites are:
Second Harvest Food Bank: A local non-profit working to end hunger and malnutrition.
A Well Fed World. A worldwide non-profit hunger relief and animal protection organization.
Medecins sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders: A worldwide medical non-profit organization.
Unicef: A children's rights and emergency relief organization.