So I have to admit...I love shopping. Really. What woman doesn't? Okay, I know there are a few out there...but don't tell me if you don't...it will blow my theory out of the water. Just let me live in ignorance and assume everyone out there enjoys the shallow pursuit of things - particuarly bargain things - like I do. So when I found out there was a way to make my shallow pursuit of things seem only slightly less shallow, I said...sign me up!
Okay, in all seriousness...I love the idea of this website, http://www.nonprofitshoppingmall.com/ . I read about it in my latest issue of Home magazine. The idea is, you can shop online via http://www.nonprofitshoppingmall.com/ at major participating retailers like Target, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Old Navy, Smith & Hawken and many others, and a portion of the total will be donated to one of their participating non-profit organizations of your choice. There are many worthy organizations participating in this program - enough that the chances are good that you'll find one close to your heart. (I do hope they start including some smaller, faith-based organizations soon, though - there are so many great - but little - organizations out there that are doing very great things with very little help.)
Shopping AND giving - now there are two of my favorite things, put together like peanut butter & jelly. If you're like me, you're going to spend money at some of these places anyway. How about we make our dollars work extra hard, and for a good cause?