Why I Support Cycle for Survival + How You Can, Too! #Raffle

January 25, 2015 at 8:11 am
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This is the 4th year I am participating in Cycle for Survival and the 3rd year we will have an eight person Erica Finds team. Here are my recaps from 2013 and 2014. To step back a bit, I will tell you about about Cycle for Survival, why I participate and encourage others to, as well. I remember reading an article about Jennifer Goodman Linn in 2008 or 2009 when the ride was being promoted. She…

Friday Finds: Do Good and Get Back + More!

January 23, 2015 at 5:52 am
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If you read this blog, you know I am all about deals and perks AND that I love to support awesome charities. Imagine my surprise when I found out about Chicago start-up Selfless last year. [This is a re-run – but a great one for Chicago people…I am reposting this because they have added a TON of great new perks. If you missed this last year, check it out!] Selfless asks you to pick your…

Merry Christmas & Great News – Giving is Good for You!

December 25, 2014 at 9:46 am
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! I get to celebrate with my in-laws in California. Nothing like a little sunshine and warmth to pep me up! Also, it turns out that giving is good for you, too. Well, I knew some of this but not all! My friends at Happify asked me to share this infographic with you! (Want to learn more about Happify? I have posted a bunch of their content and a summary…

Friday Finds: Gifts That Give, Find Your Purpose + More!

December 19, 2014 at 6:15 am
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At this time of year, I like the idea of making charitable donations in honor of someone along with, or in place of, other gifts. Many people have causes that they clearly support so it is easy to choose an organization. If I do not know someone’s interests, or favorite causes, there is a great aggregator site for giving called JustGive. JustGive is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase charitable giving by connecting…