Saturday, December 10, 2005

Send giving cards.

A few days ago I did post on gifts that give. Now I want to tell you about cards that give. For many people, sending and receiving Christmas and holiday cards are an important part of the season. If you're going to send cards anyway, why not choose cards that will promote social justice as well as deliver your greeting?

Thankfully, Just Give has compiled a list of social justice greeting cards that are available. Here are just a few of the options:

* UNICEF "is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized."

* Courage Center "has provided services and advocacy aimed at increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to lead healthy, independent, productive and empowered lives within their communities. Many of our artists have a disability and are nationally recognized."

* Special Olympics "changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Through year-round sports training and athletic competition and other related programming for more than 1.7 million children and adults with intellectual disabilities around the world, Special Olympics has created a model community that celebrates people’s diverse gifts."

* Children's Defense Fund "provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities."

For all-occasion greeting cards, try

* Charity Cards "10% of the sale of our cards benefit worthy causes that make a difference in people's lives. We take a socially responsible stance in providing your clients, and our customers, with artful cards that send a humanitarian message."

* Good Cause Greetings "10% of the proceeds from the sale of each card are donated to a well-respected charitable organization."

You can also choose stamps that send a message and support a cause. Don't forget to mail your cards early! Or if you prefer, send E-cards. Happy holidays!

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


Beronda said...

Thanks for this timely post! Great info as always.

I hope all is well.

Karama said...

Great, Beronda! I hope you find it helpful. There really are some gorgeous cards available. I know your friends and family will enjoy receiving them.

All is well here. Best wishes to you and yours for a joyous and peaceful holiday season.