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Philanthropy Friday

by Jennifer Barbour, posted to Career & Money

Each Friday, the another jennifer blog shares stories of those who incorporate philanthropy into their everyday lives – personally and professionally – in a creative and unique way. This is a collection of posts from the Philanthropy Friday series.

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Somebody's Daughter

The Justice Network was created to raise awareness of the issue and...more

It’s a tragic fact that there is more slavery in the world today than at any time in history. There’s an estimated 29.8 million people caught in human trafficking – modern day slavery.

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Jewelry for a Cause

Linkouture was started by Bev Feldman, a jewelry designer, blogger,...more

For the month of February Linkouture donated 20% of sales of their heart jewelry to Friends of the Center for Families. In April, they are giving to the One Fund Boston.

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Bringing Light to Grieving Parents

CarlyMarie of Project Heal began International Bereaved Mother’s...more

CarlyMarie and so many others make it their mission to bring light to grieving parents, and we are doing the same with a giveaway of 15 incredible items just in time for International Bereaved Mother’s Day.

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Generosity Has No Language Barrier

During my trip with WaterAid America, the people of Nicaragua have...more

Since being here, I’ve been amazed at the high level of poverty and near absence of running water all around me. Yet, I’ve noticed that you don’t see homeless people in Nicaragua.

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Two Easy Ways to Celebrate World Water Day Next Week

March 22 is World Water Day, a day for all of us to acknowledge and...more

768 million people in the world today do not have access to safe drinking water. That’s about 1 in 10 of the world’s population. And 1 in 3 people in the world don’t have access to a safe and private toilet.

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Celebrate International Women's Day Through Conversation and Giving

March 8, is International Women’s Day. It is a day has been...more

Two easy and fun ways to get involved with International Women’s Day through conversation and giving.

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Why I Will be Traveling to Nicaragua in March

I am elated and honored to announce that I will be traveling to...more

I will be the first blogger to accompany WaterAid America on an insight trip. We will be concentrating on telling the stories of WaterAid’s work in Nicaragua.

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Buy One Give One in Business and in Life

B1G1 is a membership-based company. When your business joins, you can...more

B1G1 does not take a percentage of donations, so 100% of members’ giving goes directly to the charities and projects they support.

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Daily Giving and The Pollination Project

The Pollination Project believes in the power of ordinary people to do...more

The Pollination Project seeds $1,000 grants to “individual change makers” every single day of the year. Approximately 31% of the applications are funded.

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Running for Boston

A Philanthropy Friday guest post from Lauren Pedigo on why she's...more

Lauren is raising $10,000 for One Fund Boston, the nonprofit that raises money for the victims and families of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

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Celebrating 100 School Days with Kindness

This year, there’s a philanthropic twist to my son's 100th day of...more

I share this post with the hope that it will inspire others to initiate similar projects in their schools. You can never start incorporating philanthropy into a child’s life too early.

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The Evolved Dog

The Evolved Dog is an online store that sells canine supplies with a...more

The Evolved Dog promotes awareness in regards to homeless animals, always encouraging adoption and fostering. Leah also welcomes any opportunity to help break the stereotypes about rescues and pit-bulls.

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Finding Sunshine After the Storm

Sunshine After the Storm, Inc. is a nonprofit that aims to raise funds...more

'Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother' is a compilation of heartfelt, hope-filled stories to encourage bereaved parents. The contributing authors share their very honest, personal and different experiences with loss and grief.

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Naked Specs Reveals Itself

Naked Specs is a brand new online optical store that sells...more

Online statistics showed her that 285 million people around the globe are blind or visually impaired and 80% of the reasons for these impairments are in the curable or preventable area.

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Top 10 Most Engaging Philanthropy Posts of 2013

Since this is the last Philanthropy Friday of the year, I thought it...more

The top 10 most engaging philanthropy posts on in 2013.

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Po Campo Bags Help Girls Get to School

Po Campo sells “versatile accessories for urban lifestyles,”...more

For every 25 bags Po Campo sells through its online store, a schoolgirl in Africa will get a new bicycle.

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Giving is a Given

Given Goods Company is a marketplace for products that give back. All...more

Since its launch, Given Goods Company has worked with over 200 vendors. Some products might provide jobs, while others might plant trees or donate proceeds to a charitable organization.

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Empowered By You

Empowered By You is a new luxury lingerie brand created by the Seven...more

20% of Empowered By You’s profits go directly to the Seven Bar Foundation. From there, The Seven Bar Foundation distributes loans to “outstanding microfinance institutions across the globe.”

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Gifts That Give Back Guide 2013

My Gifts that Give Back Guide for 2013!

You can feel good buying anything in this gift guide because all of the items give back in some way.

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Feeding Our Kids 7 Day a Week

Feeding America's BackPack Program helps children get nutritious and...more

The bags are discreetly placed into the children’s backpacks by the teachers so the kids don’t feel ashamed of having to take food home.

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