What means more? Giving someone you love another piece of plastic, electronic, meaningless junk or giving something that says a bit about who you are and what you care about? Something that goes past "I want" or even "I need" and achieves something very few gifts can - "I helped" ???
2 very worthy organizations I'm giving presents to (in the name of those I care about)
This is a leather back turtle being rescued from a net that surely would have killed it.
The Marine Mammal Stranding Center - located in Barnegat NJ - this group of volunteers saves all kinds of marine wildlife. I've supported them for years now and trust me, they will appreciate even the smallest of gifts. Their shirts and 'adopt a seal' cards are great gifts.
After filming for Dogtown I saw just how needy animals who are victims of abuse are. Trust me, if you get involved even in the slightest way you will feel more enriched and happy than you can imagine. Be original this year - give the gift of help to those who need it most, like Faye.
Faye didn't perform well for her dogfighting owner so he cut her lips off. She was rescued and barely lived but thanks to help from the Humane Society of the United States she lived. I've met the folks in the DC branch - they are legit and you gifts go right to helping animals like Faye.