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Philanthropy Friday by Jennifer Iacovelli

by Jennifer Iacovelli, posted to Career & Money

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. This is a collection of posts from the Philanthropy Friday series.

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Wonderbag, the Slow Cooker with a Social Conscience

The Wonderbag is a portable, non-electric slow cooker with a social...more

The best part is that for every Wonderbag purchased in the US, one is donated to a family in need in Africa.

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Share Your Good Day

Share Your Good Day is a micro-donation platform that allows you to...more

The purpose of Share Your Good Day is to create a cultural shift into what happens when you do something good.

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Q & A with Heifer International + The Most Important Gift Catalog in the World

Since 1944, Heifer has provided livestock and environmentally sound...more

I recently had the opportunity to interview Heifer’s Vice President of Marketing, Christy Moore, by email. I thought it would be fun to ask more about Heifer’s alternative gift giving catalog, the impact it has had and her own thoughts on giving.

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Shop with a Conscience Today!

While others are shopping, I am contemplating how I will celebrate the...more

If you are shopping today, consider a purchase that also benefits a cause you care about. All of the suggestions in this post give back in some way.

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The #GivingTuesday Thirty-One Hope Kit (+ a giveaway!)

The Hope Kit is a Thirty-One Gift’s Cosmetic Bag filled with...more

For the first 3,100 donations made to World Vision on #GivingTuesday, Thirty-One Gifts will donate a Hope Kit tote filled with hygiene supplies to a woman or girl in need in the U.S.

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Heart of Haiti

To date, Heart of Haiti has employed 400 artists. These artisans are...more

Every item purchased from the Heart of Haiti product line from Macy’s provides sustainable income for a Haitian artisan and her extended family.

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Scary Mommy Nation Thanksgiving Project 2014

This Thanksgiving Project started as a simple blog post from Jill...more

An average Thanksgiving dinner costs $50. In that first year of the Thanksgiving Project, the Scary Mommy community raised more than $20,000 and provided meals for more than 400 families.

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Global Impact Summit

The Global Impact Summit, an online event happening November 10 – 28...more

Not only does this event sound incredibly insightful for entrepreneurs and change makers, the Global Impact Summit is free with a donation of as little as $5.

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Giving Back at Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, known as the the "heart of...more

To date, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $11 million to 790 public safety organizations across the country. I’m told more than $25,700 has been donated in the state of Maine.

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Talking #Inequality for #BAD2014

Blog Action Day is an online global event that has taken place on...more

Blogs from 111 countries are taking part in Blog Action Day this year with the topic of Inequality.

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Help Edesia #Nourishthefuture

Edesia, a nonprofit organization based in Providence, was started by...more

Edesia has reached over 2 million malnourished children in 40 countries since March of 2010. Now, Edesia needs the support of the community to help raise the final $3 million dollars.

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Happy World Smile Day!

World Smile Day is a holiday started by the creator of the smiley...more

A smile can go a long way. It can lift someone up that may be having a bad day. It can show someone they are not alone. It can restore humanity back into our everyday lives.

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Social Good Summit 2014 Recap

The Social Good Summit is a unique convening of world leaders, new...more

This year’s conversation #2030NOW centered around one critical thought: Where do we want to be in 2030 and how can we inspire and engage the millennials of the world to stand up, use their voice, and disrupt the system to demand change.

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When More is Not Enough

Amy Sullivan, one of the brains behind an ezine called Impact,...more

Amy talks about the simple concept of generous living, and all of the proceeds of Amy’s book are going to Transformation Village.

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More Than Volunteering

Sharing a personal experience of volunteering at the Mid Coast Hunger...more

Volunteering can feel like a burden sometimes. We have busy lives. Time is precious. But when you find a good fit, where you can work alongside good souls and feel fulfilled from the work you are doing, it’s truly magical.

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Making Miracles for Kids During the #MiracleMarathon

The Miracle Marathon is a 27-day virtual fundraising campaign, for the...more

Besides the fact that the #MiracleMarathon is way more fun and convenient than running an actual marathon (holy training!), the funds that are raised during these 27 days will go a long way. Plus, I am a lead blogger for the upcoming #MiracleMarathon.

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One Comment = One Vaccine During #Blogust

Shot@life Blogust '14 is a campaign dedicated to sharing personal...more

For every comment or share of the Blogust posts, Walgreens will help provide a life-saving vaccine for children around the world who need them most.

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Leaving a Trail of Gratitude and Perspective

Read these posts and let me know your thoughts. I hope they touch you...more

Giving is so much more than money and time. It’s about actions and convictions. It’s about modeling the behavior we want others to have (particularly our kids), no matter what your situation.

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Join Me in the #MiracleMarathon

I’m thrilled to share that I am serving as a lead blogger for this...more

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. So you know you are helping kids in your own backyard.

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Geeking out on global development

PSI’s mission is to make it easier for people in the developing...more

PSI has vast programs that span the globe that includes family planning and many other aspects for people in developing parts of the world.

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