Post-Christmas Giving: If You’re Out of Money, Give Time

Christmas is over, but opportunities to give are not. Here are 3 things you can do to not be a Scrooge/Grinch coming into the new year.

  1. Archer Wagstaff is a 4-year-old battling cancer for the second time in his young life. In order to help his family pay the medical bills for weekly chemotherapy treatments, Sean Sevy’s family has already raised over $600. But 600 bucks only puts a small dent in his family’s medical bills. That’s why we’re inviting listeners to contribute to this cause. If you’d like to donate or learn more about this fundraiser, click here.
  2. If you’re not in a position to donate money (and Christmas expenses will do that to you) then donate your time. There’s plenty of opportunities in your community, and if you live in the US, you’ll likely find them on an app called JustServe. Check out the website and download the app at
  3. A lot of companies give employees opportunities to serve as part of the company’s mission. This is called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). But we talk about the good and bad ways of going about CSR as we interview Melissa Sevy on this podcast episode. Some companies focus heavily on philanthropy even though such endeavors don’t really benefit the company. On the contrary, other companies successfully get employees involved in service opportunities even when the actual projects have little to no actual impact. These are the extremes, but Melissa offers several ways companies can effectively benefit their employees and the world around them. If you’re in a position of influencing the Corporate Social Responsibility of your company, give this a listen. If you’re not in that position, give this a listen. There are some important principles here, namely: what types of service projects actually work.



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