In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve now entered the part of the year plagued by gratuitous spending, rampant consumerism and angry yuppies fighting each other for the last Nuzzle-Me Dora at Walmart.
Oh, and altruism. Definitely altruism.
If you’re a little late to the philanthropy game, sign up for Dollar a Day, a terrific new website that helps you give one George Washington to a different worthy organization every single day.
The specifics: After signing up and entering your credit-card details, you’ll be billed $30 at the start of each month. Every day from then on, DaD will donate one of those dollars to one terrific nonprofit. Think the Solar Electric Light Fund, which designs and implements solar solutions to assist the 1.5 billion people living in energy poverty around the globe. Or the Trevor Project, a national leader in crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.
You’ll get daily emails letting you know where your money has gone, and your entire contribution is, of course, tax deductible.
Consider it your moment of humanity during the season of mindless spending.