charity + eco-gifts + sharing

With the holidaze upon us, there’s a load of hype to get us buy groovy things so we can look + feel and BE better. There’s one commercial on TV right now that’s irritating the crap out of me.

It’s for the brilliant charity Right to Play that helps kids in the third world get to play soccer and other organized sports. Except it’s not really. It’s for Roots + Mastercard who implore you to buy something so THEY can make a donation and give themselves a corporate pat on the back. I’m like, hey, that’s nice, but why don’t we just give to the charity directly, duh? Or any charity.

There are so many wonderful causes – so instead of Secret Santa, why doesn’t everyone chip in five bucks and buy a goat, or a breakfast program for kids in your hood or save endangered animals. Just an idea. We already have so much, it’s a nice idea to share.
Right to Play
Gifts of Hope
UNICEF

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