The Greater Good

So I finished up my shopping at Really a worthwhile experience and if you feel a little down about Christmas, this will make you feel better. Really. They have really neat stuff, a lot of it fair trade and handmade. You can also simply donate to one cause or another. I purchased things for my father and stepmom through the breast cancer site. My purchase contribute 5% to a mammogram and a certain percentage also went to breast cancer research. For my mom, I shopped at The Hunger Site and at the Animal Rescue Site where my purchase contributed a fair amount of food for both humans and animals. Also, a percentage went to The Nature Conservancy. I came really close to buying 25 trees in my mom’s name to help preserve the monarch butterfly’s habitat. I’m definitely doing this again–for birthdays and other occasions too. The big downside is that there’s no gift wrapping and I didn’t order in time to have the stuff sent to me for wrapping. It took me so long just to decide what I was going to do. Next year, I’ll be better prepared. Oh, and the shipping was only 2.95.