Give a Gift that Gives Back {And Free Advertising}

Note: If you are a family member or friend who got an email from me or forwarded to you about this already, you can disregard most of this because I just copied and pasted it... it was too much work to write it all out again! Some of it is new, however, so you can start reading right about at the bullet points.

Today I'm grateful for an opportunity to make a difference.

As you may have noticed, I've been attempting to make a little income on my blog. I've had an affiliate store with Christian books mainly, and I've tried Open Sky. If you've seen the news, you probably heard about the mess with I joined many other bloggers in boycotting Amazon, and I removed my store and looked for a new opportunity. Then of course, Amazon gave into to the pressure and removed the book, but not before I'd discovered a new affiliate program: DaySpring. You know those free e-cards? Well, there's a lot more to DaySpring, as I've discovered!

My application was approved, and I am working for DaySpring on commission. I make 12% of the profits on all non-card sales, and 15% on cards. 
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But, during the Christmas season, I'd like to take this extra income and donate it to a worthy cause. Food for the Hungry has always been close to my heart, ever since I first heard of the child sponsorship program when I was eleven years old. They work in the "hard places" around the globe, supplying emergency aid and teaching life skills to help the poorest of poor provide for themselves and build a better community. Not only to they tend to the real physical needs, but they start churches, evangelize, and encourage existing believers in their faith. (You can click on the Haiti banner on the right sidebar to learn more)

So, I need your help! 

How do you handle Christmas giving? There are so, so many admirable organizations and causes out there. What ones are dear to you and why? I'd love to hear about them! And don't forget to email me if you'd like some free advertising!

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