Show Your Love This Valentine’s Day By Doing Good

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Valentine’s Day is coming and love is in the air!

Maybe you’ll spend an average of $143.56 like the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics predicts as 55% of the population celebrate.

“Americans are looking forward to pampering and indulging their loved ones with flowers, candy, dinner and all of the other Valentine’s Day stops. With the holidays behind them and the winter months dragging along, consumers are looking for something to celebrate this time of year.” (Matthew Shay, NRF President and CEO )

And, what do people spend their money on? Let’s look:

Valentine's Day spending 2018

There’s just one thing missing: CHARITY.

Why not show your love for those who really need your help?

Surely, you have a cause that’s near and dear to you. Here are the different types of charities according to Charity Navigator:

Animals

  • Animal Rights, Welfare, and Services
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Zoos and Aquariums

Arts, Culture, Humanities

  • Libraries, Historical Societies and Landmark Preservation
  • Museums
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Broadcasting and Media

Community Development

  • United Ways
  • Jewish Federations
  • Community Foundations
  • Housing and Neighborhood Development

Education

  • Early Childhood Programs and Services
  • Youth Education Programs and Services
  • Adult Education Programs and Services
  • Special Education
  • Education Policy and Reform
  • Scholarship and Financial Support

Environment

  • Environmental Protection and Conservation
  • Botanical Gardens, Parks, and Nature Centers

Health

  • Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines
  • Patient and Family Support
  • Treatment and Prevention Services
  • Medical Research

Human and Civil Rights

  • Advocacy and Education

Human Services

  • Children’s and Family Services
  • Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services
  • Food Banks, Food Pantries, and Food Distribution
  • Multipurpose Human Service Organizations
  • Homeless Services
  • Social Services

International

  • Development and Relief Services
  • International Peace, Security, and Affairs
  • Humanitarian Relief Supplies

Research and Public Policy

  • Non-Medical Science & Technology Research
  • Social and Public Policy Research

Religion

  • Religious Activities
  • Religious Media and Broadcasting

To simplify the process, here are some credible sites where you can make your gift.

Giving Sites

Giving Basket by Charity Navigator

Network for Good

PayPal Giving Fund

Charity Apps:

Budge

Charity Miles

Coin Up

Donate a Photo

One Today from Google

Share the Meal

Tinbox

So, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you share the love with your family, friends, significant others, and charitable causes!

Happy Valentine's Day

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