A friend of mine suggested this topic and it is something that is very important to me. It is one of the reasons I started this blog, to find new ways to give back. A few years ago I began a small non-profit called Pennies from Heaven. The desire was to help women, especially single mothers become more self sufficient.
I've always wanted to be a Philanthropist when I grew up but thought I didn't have enough money. Now I realize that money is only one of the ways in which we can help others. As defined by Wikipedia - Philanthropy is the effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.
After reading "Giving" by Bill Clinton I was thrilled to see so many wonderful ways each of us truly can change the world!
Here are just a few of my favorites that I love and support:
Habitat for Humanity, The Gathering Place (Day Shelter for Women and Children in the Denver area), KIVA (International Microlender), UNICEF, Concern Worldwide, Food Bank of the Rockies, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Dumb Friends League.
I am so very grateful to have so much that I can afford to give away!