It’s that time of year where we buy gifts for those we love the most. In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to become a scrooge. The stress of shopping in overcrowded malls, hosting family and friends, it can all become a little stressful. But at the end of the day, the Holidays are all about giving and finding ways to bring other people joy.
And The Dallas Foundation has a gift that is both convenient and will leave the recipient feeling all warm and fuzzy.
Giving for Good Cards are just like regular gift cards, except the value on the cards can be donated to any nonprofit in the country, as long as they have a 501(c)(3) status.
The ripple effects of this small card will give you goosebumps. When you buy a Giving for Good Card, your friends and family will have the opportunity to donate dollars to their favorite charity. The value goes beyond the dollar figure by encouraging the recipient to start thinking of ways to be philanthropic. And you can even customize your own card with your logo and/or design.
You have to appreciate the motivation behind this idea. The Dallas Foundation isn’t the only charity encouraging Americans to not get caught up in the Holiday hype. 92nd Street Y partnered with the UnitedNations Foundations to create #GivingTuesday, a campaign that takes the focus off the frantic Black Friday and Cyber Monday and aims to make charity and generosity the focus on social media. This year’s campaign on December 1 will continue that tradition.
Queue the warm fuzzy feelings.
Since its creation in 2011, Giving for Good Cards have raised more than $350,000 for nonprofits in Dallas County and across the United States. You can choose from four holiday-themed card designs or birthdays, celebrations and special events, making them perfect gifts for any occasion.
The holidays are supposed to be the time of year where we buy gifts for the people we love. It’s supposed to the time of year where we find joy in making people smile. But for some people, the holidays only make them more aware of their unfortunate circumstances. And the great thing about Giving for Good Cards, it doesn’t matter how big or small the donation is, what matters most is that it comes from the heart and touches a life.
Giving for Good Cards can be purchased online at dallasfoundation.org.