December 1, 2011

Consider:

Posted in Go tagged , , , at 10:35 pm by onetinyacorn

One more reason to love my new job: they have a tradition of donating gifts to children in foster care, rather than having a gift exchange for each other. I love this idea so much, and think it would be great if more workplaces adopted it instead of trotting out the tired old White Elephant/gift exchange. Consider: do you need a Twilight-themed board game more than a child in foster care needs a pair of socks? Yeah.

Speaking of charitable causes, have you seen VolunteerMatch? Put in your location and interests, and it will find volunteer opportunities out there for you. I cross-referenced it with Charity Navigator to ensure that any organization that piqued my interest was well-run (though organizations run on a local level may not be indexed there).

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2 Comments »

  1. liz said,

    this is what we do at my work:
    everyone draws names.
    then, you look to see on the “list” in the breakroom to see what $25 gift card your person would like. suckfest. every single person has written 2-3 different businesses (all of them are olive garden, bath and bodyworks, kohls)
    i have not put anything on the list under my name. i refuse. why bother. i don’t want a gift card.
    next year i am going to be bringing up the idea of donating $25 each to some organization that needs it. i work with like 14 people. that is a lot of money to small organizations!

  2. onetinyacorn said,

    Liz: so you *have* to participate? Weak. I hope your suggestion next year goes over well!


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