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How to Be Charitable

Read articles filled with ideas for improving your charitable outlook.

5 Easy Charity Resolutions star
While you are thinking about your 2011 resolutions, don’t forget to add “being more charitable” to your list. It’s likely to be an easier goal to reach than most others.

Be Charitable All Year star
The winter holiday spirit tends to make everyone feel like giving to the poor. But, if you care about giving at all, why not think about giving year-round, because those in need are needy more than one day a year.

Blind Side Movie Inspires Charity star
The movie, “The Blind Side,” is a case study in how one family chose to turn a blind eye to those who simply could not understand their charitable nature.

Charity Donations star
If your wondering how you can contribute to your local charity, here are a few ideas to consider.

Cheap Charity star
This time of year, we always see headlines that help us buy gifts at reasonable prices. "20 gifts under $20," and so on. Why not a useful resource for how to be charitable, especially in the holiday season, without going broke?

Choosing a Charity star
If you want to find your purpose, you will find it where your greatest passion meets the world's greatest need.

Does Nice = Charitable? star
While being nice to others is clearly a virtue, it does not necessarily make one charitable. Kindness may give someone a smile, but what needy people really need is a helping hand or, honestly, a hand-out.

History of Holiday Gift-Giving star
If you think you know exactly how the tradition of giving gifts at Christmas got started, read this article. I was wrong, and you might be too.

How Do You Define “Charity” star
Many people believe that they must open their wallets in order to be charitable. You don’t – you simply need to open your heart.

I can’t say “no” to volunteering star
I have a penchant for giving of myself. That’s a good thing, except when giving to others has a negative impact on mine or my family’s life.

Idol Gives Back Comes Back star
After a break last year, the huge charity television event, “Idol Gives Back” will air on April 21 during American Idol on Fox. The Idol Gives Back Foundation is banking on its loyal viewers to help the hungry and poor throughout the world.

Inexpensive, Simple Ways to Give to Charity star
In today’s tragic economy, when everyone is living leaner, there are still inexpensive and simple ways to give to those most in need.

Kindness, Pass it on! star
Since this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week, I thought I'd pass along this list of suggestions from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

Make Valentine’s Day Charitable star
Despite the fact that the average American is trying to save more and spend less, a recent survey says that people will spend $15.7 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day gifts this year. Can you imagine what the starving, homeless and dying people of the world could do with that money?

Motivation to Help Others star
When trying to do good for others, we need motivation to keep pursuing our vision. Here is a selection of quotes for you.

Obama’s Charitable Tax Deductions to Decrease star
Will President Obama´s planned reduction in the charitable tax deduction for wealthy people decrease overall charitable giving? Some say “Yes." He says, "No."

Serve for MLK Day star
Many folks across America will have Martin Luther King Day, January 17, off from work and school. This year, as we celebrate what would have been Dr. King’s 82nd birthday, why not use this day off as a chance to reflect on, and enact, Dr. King’s principles of selfless giving?

Top 5 Ways to Get into the Charitable Spirit star
Money is pretty tight this year for everyone, making it a difficult holiday season for our own gift-giving needs, let alone for any charitable gifts. But getting into the giving mood is pretty easy, and it feels fantastic.

Twilight, Harry Potter Fans Do Charity star
People can get obsessed about certain things, especially great movies. If these fans all got together and chipped in just a little bit to help those in need, they could make a big difference. "Twihards for Charity" and "The Harry Potter Alliance" are a good start.

Volunteering Good for Your Health star
Years of research have proven that volunteering increases emotional health, decreases stress and depression, and can actually help reduce aging. It seems volunteering is good for the giver too.

When Television Provides a Lesson in Giving Back star
Some television shows can actually provide important life lessons, such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. If you´ve never seen it, give it a try and you´ll see what I mean.

World Kindness Week star
Did you know that this is World Kindness Week? Celebrate by doing what your mother always taught you to do – just be nice.

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