JustGive and JustGiving join forces: what this means for you

We at JustGive are excited to announce we have joined JustGiving, the world’s largest social giving platform.  JustGiving operates the website http://www.JustGiving.com. Both organizations were founded at about the same time over 15 years ago, with an identical goal: to grow charitable giving by connecting people with the charities and causes they care most about. … Continue reading JustGive and JustGiving join forces: what this means for you

YEAR IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT 2014

Thanks to your giving and support, JustGive expanded philanthropy and sent more than $30 million to charity in 2014! We passed a major milestone in May, processing our 1 millionth donation, and are proud that 24 percent of giving came from 2013 donors returning to use the site. We also saw charity gift card purchases … Continue reading YEAR IN REVIEW: A LOOK BACK AT 2014

Mother’s Day – Musings on the Meaning of Mothering

image source: flickr As a child (and an only child, at that) I was frequently jealous of the attention, love and mothering my mom would give to other children in our community. Working individually with kids at my elementary school (and later on in her long career in the juvenile justice system), my mom focused … Continue reading Mother’s Day – Musings on the Meaning of Mothering

This holiday, let’s reconnect.

If you’re like me, you’ve heard (and probably made) comments about the holiday season already: Why was jingle music playing while shopping for Halloween costumes? Why are snowy decorations overtaking stores before Thanksgiving? How will I afford gifts for everyone on my list and a sequined holiday outfit with my budget? And how much stuff do we really … Continue reading This holiday, let’s reconnect.

A Gift from the Heart

Mother’s Day is a time when we look at the mothers in our life, appreciate all that they do for us, and try to give something back to them. Turning 30 this year made me realize I have been giving funny little gifts to my mother and grandmother over the years. Not only is it … Continue reading A Gift from the Heart

Don’t miss out on a full year of deductions!

Our Director of Programs was born on January 1st and her father always teased her that they missed an entire year of tax deductions.  When my daughter was born, my uncle congratulated me on my "beautiful bundle of tax deductions." Loving humor aside, I want to make sure I don’t miss out on any opportunities—including … Continue reading Don’t miss out on a full year of deductions!

Last minute holiday gifts? No problem…

It’s the last few days before the Christmas holiday and I’m in countdown mode. Given the traffic, craziness in grocery store and mall parking lots, I know I’m not alone. How does the holiday always seem to sneak up on us? What I really want this Christmas is to make time stop and enjoy the … Continue reading Last minute holiday gifts? No problem…

Creating New Traditions

Celebrating my daughter's first Christmas makes this holiday extra special for me. I'm reminded of memories from childhood, and traditions shared with my family. We baked cookies with Grandma and decorated the tree with sparkling lights. We watched movies like Rudolph and A Christmas Story in our pajamas until the fire in the fireplace burned … Continue reading Creating New Traditions

The Perfect Gift for Graduates

For many of us, graduation was a long time ago. But if you know a graduating senior you can see something in his or her eyes that you’ll still recognize. It’s the dream to make a unique impact on the world. Graduation is a time for new beginnings, filled with hopes and dreams for the … Continue reading The Perfect Gift for Graduates

Rethinking holiday gifts

Tonight, I’ll tell my one-month-old baby that I’m giving him a baseball stadium for Christmas. I figured this out at 3:30 in the morning when his cries made me appreciate the small conveniences of life. Take our bottle warmer: The process to heat a baby’s bottle is not really difficult, but in the early hours … Continue reading Rethinking holiday gifts