Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Year-End Donations: Help Make a Better Planet

It's not too late, folks. Did you just realize that you need (or simply want) to contribute more to charity before the imminent end of the tax year 2009? Do it today. Of course, there are tons of nonprofit organizations out there that could use your help, especially in these tough economic times. So, why not put your money where you know your heart really is, and donate some moolah -- and maybe some of your volunteer time in 2010 -- to great outdoors, wildlife and environmental organizations? Charity Navigator can help you find some of the best. For the record, here are a few faves close to where I live in California that I really believe in:
For social justice and environmental organizations with more global reach:
And don't forget to sign up for your local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm-share program in 2010! We heart San Luis Obispo's CalPoly Organic Farm, which keeps our kitchen abundantly stocked with veggies and fruit year-round. Happy new year, everyone!

Photo: San Luis Obispo County (Michael Connolly, Jr.)

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