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Christmas Charity Idea: MAG

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Imagine living in an area where you are afraid to let your children go out in play for fear of active land mines.  Even worse, maybe you don’t even realize there are active land mines and you lose a loved one because of it.  I just can’t imagine how scary that is or how painful the loss of a child would be.  This is where MAG America comes in.

MAG stands for Mines Advisory Group.  MAG is a 501 (c)(3) organization. In counties with conflict, too often, things like land mines, unexploded ordinances (UXO) and firearms are left behind leaving innocent civilians at risk.  This vimeo video from MAG helps explain some of what they do as well:

Jonathan Goldsmith joins MAG America and CPI in the Campaign for Vietnam from MAG America on Vimeo.

There are so many heartbreaking stories.  You can read more about the efforts on the MAG website and read more about the victims and why this is happening.  Sadly 3-40% of victims are children.

MAG 13 yr old victim


For as little as $26 donation you will help fund a demining project for a day in countries like Laos, Vietnam, Iraq, Cambodia, and more in clearing unexploded land mines and bombs.  Of course any donation is gladly accepted though and they do accept paypal.  You can read one family’s story here. MAG helped clear 300,00 land mines and unexploded ordinance between July 2012 – May 2013

MAG donation button


Save money with these coupon and a donation is made to your charity

I’ve been telling you about  Sign up for a free account.  Fill out your profile and choose a charity from their huge list.  When you print and redeem a coupon a donation is made to the charity you choose.  If you think they don’t have your charity I would double check.  My charity is actually my local small town hospital that is about 6 blocks from my house.  My donations are going to help my hospital buy life saving equipment.  There are lots of charities both local and national.  You choose which one you want the money to go to when you redeem your coupons.  Great idea huh?

Here is a widget that has the current coupons that are available on right now.  You can print them right from my widget.

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Some low or no cost ways to donate to charity

I try to donate to charities throughout the year. Each person has their own favorites that are near and dear to their hearts. While others just really strike a chord, and compel you to give. I think a lot of people have tendency to want to do more around the holidays. Sometimes some of us are in a tight spot ourselves and wish we could do more.

There are lots of ways to donate to charity and causes for little or no cost. Or by doing things you already do. Here are some examples:

1. One of my favorite charities to donate to during the holidays is Toys for Tots. One way you can give without really spending extra money is through If you collect coke points on you can choose to donate some of your coke points to toys for tots. Anywhere from 1 point to all of your points if you wish.

2. Yoplait lids. Around September yoplait has the pink lid campaign. Send in your pink lids for breast cancer research.

3. If you visit one of these sites: you can click on a pink button on the top of their page daily to help fund free mammograms. Also there are other tabs on the site for,,,, and All of these have different goals for what they do when they raise money with your clicks. All of these can be done daily. Also, if shop through their site a percent of the sale goes to the charity of the site you are shopping on.

4. Donating items to women’s shelters. I know each year, especially around the holidays, they place an ad in the paper asking for donations of clothing, toiletries, beauty products, alarm clocks, diapers, toys, and lot of other stuff to the local women’s shelter. How many of us have clothes we don’t fit into anymore, samples of body products we get in the mail, giveaway prizes, etc that we can donate.

5. Other ideas could be something as simple as shoveling an elderly or disabled neighbors sidewalk, volunteering time, and as bloggers placing an add for a charity, fundraiser, or cause on our site free of charge or doing a blog post about it.

This is only a couple ways. I’d love to hear some of your ideas or some of your favorite charities to donate to.

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World Down Syndrome day, How can you help?

Since a blogger friend of mine, Grissell, made me aware of the great organization called:
Reece’s Rainbow
I’ve found myself wanting to help these precious children who have been dealt a tough hand in life.
Reece’s rainbow helps to raise funds to help loving families adopt children with special needs such as down syndrome.  Please look over the site  There are so many children that need loving homes and donations are always welcome.

I decided to help by becoming a 21.3.10 Warrior. World Down Syndrome day is March 21. From Reece’s Rainbow website here is a little info on it.

“Every year, on March 21 (to honor the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome presented in Down syndrome), the world comes together to raise awareness and advocate for people living with Down syndrome.  Because Reece’s Rainbow has an international focus, we are doing our part to further the recognition of this very special day!”
I chose one child (which was difficult believe me) to help raise donations for.  I’d love to see this precious little boy find a family

Use the Chip-In widget above to donate money to help Toby find a loving family. Chip in is secure and the money goes directly to Reece’s Rainbow into Toby’s adoption fund.
Here is a little peice of information about him from the Reece’s Rainbow site:

Boy, Born October 22, 2009

Toby is another tiny one, perfect age to blend  seamlessly into a new family and benefit from early intervention.  He does have a heart murmur which will need to be followed by a cardiologist once home.


If you would like to learn more about adoption through Reece’s rainbow you can use the link above I provided or use the widget on my blog to help you get to their site.

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