Do Something Good Tuesday

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Today’s “Do Something Good” activity isn’t necessarily local, but it is quick and easy and is something everyone reading this post can do.

GiveBack.org was the creation of Steven Paletta through Oprah’s Big Give and is an easy way for people to organize, track, and maximize their charitable giving.

Here’s how it works: Create your own “foundation”. Pick a charity. Donate. It takes all of 5 minutes. You can use the same foundation to donate to any number of charities and at the end of the year you’ll get one statement for your taxes. Plain and simple: If a charity is registered as a non-profit with the IRS, then you can donate to it via GiveBack.org. 100% of the donation goes to the charity.

Sign up right now and get $5 automatically placed in your foundation account. You can add to that $5 or donate it immediately.

GiveBack.org also makes it easy to set aside money for charitable giving. Every time you shop through one of their merchant partners, a percentage of your purchase goes directly into your “foundation” account. And then you can donate that money to the charity or organization of your choice. Target is one the partners! So if you do your normal, everyday Target shopping through GiveBack.org, you’ll be raising money for your favorite charities without even changing your budget.

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