Domestic Violence: It’s everyone’s business

I once met a woman whose husband emotionally and physically abused her for nearly ten years. When he eventually tried to kill her, her 5-year-old son saved her life. People who haven’t experienced domestic violence may shake their heads in disbelief at this story. How did it get that far? Why didn’t she leave? If … Continue reading Domestic Violence: It’s everyone’s business

Help Colorado Flood Victims Recover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOzr0UCq_RQ Starting on September 9, the state of Colorado received a huge amount of rain, causing intense flooding and massive amounts of damage. Flood waters cover almost 200 miles from North to South and affect 17 counties. A state of emergency was declared, authorizing federal search and rescue teams, and supplies be sent to the … Continue reading Help Colorado Flood Victims Recover

You can create peace: It’s easier than you think

If you met me three years ago, “peaceful” is one of the last words you’d use to describe me. I was a total stress case. A self-described Type A personality, I was rushing through life and overwhelmed by the world with all of its troubles. I saw problems instead of solutions, and thought world peace … Continue reading You can create peace: It’s easier than you think

Turn the Tide for Alzheimer’s Disease

My grandmother was a very hardheaded woman. She was notorious in my family for staunchly refusing to read the directions for the sprinkler system, VCR, and answering machine. She simply didn’t want to bother with directions. For a woman who was very vocal and opinionated about everything, it was shocking to see her lose confidence … Continue reading Turn the Tide for Alzheimer’s Disease

Nonprofits: We Want to Feature Your Organization!

One of the things I love most about working for JustGive is learning about new (to me) nonprofits, and seeing the passion behind their work. I can’t wait to tell the world about them. Introducing donors to the great work that nonprofits do every day is fun and rewarding for me. I love sharing what … Continue reading Nonprofits: We Want to Feature Your Organization!

Skin Cancer: Know Your Risks and Check Your Skin

This weekend, my daughter and I went to a pool party. I was wearing: long white pants, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and approximately 10 gallons of SPF 45. Obviously, I looked amazing. This is what happens when you’re a fair-skinned redhead and burn the moment the sun rises. I must admit, though—as much as I … Continue reading Skin Cancer: Know Your Risks and Check Your Skin

Change the World: Educate and Empower Girls

As the mother to a little girl, I find myself deeply concerned by the amount of pink in the girls’ toy aisle. I don’t like the message about “ideal” body type Barbie sends my daughter and her friends. And I’m disturbed that in the United States, there’s still a gender gap in earnings, with women … Continue reading Change the World: Educate and Empower Girls

Moore Oklahoma Tornado: Help them recover

On May 20, a massive tornado destroyed parts of Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people—including seven children. With your help, organizations like the Red Cross and Food Bank of Oklahoma provided immediate disaster relief to people affected. As relief efforts continue, the recovery process begins. After a week, victims of the tornado are … Continue reading Moore Oklahoma Tornado: Help them recover

Give for Tornado Victims Now

A violent, massive tornado struck the Oklahoma City suburbs with vengeance Monday, May 20. In what is described as one of the most destructive tornadoes in recent history, the tornado, nearly 2 miles wide with wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, left extensive damage and lives that are forever changed in its … Continue reading Give for Tornado Victims Now

The World’s Best Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, you haven’t gotten a gift for your mom yet. If you’re waiting to find just the right gift, look no further – we’ve got six great ideas you’ll love. First, something we’re very excited about: our new Mother’s Day Charity Gift Guide. Filled … Continue reading The World’s Best Mother’s Day Gifts