5 Unique Gifts that Help Nonprofits and Cause Mirth Overload

This year consider skipping the malls and give the gift of community. Making a charitable donation in a loved ones' honor or buying gifts and merchandise from a nonprofit is way more thoughtful than a sweater or gift card. And it helps organizations continue to do the meaningful work that makes us all thankful.

1. The gift of safe, frolicking turkeys

Brought to you by: Farm Sanctuary

The $30 Adopt-a-Turkey project pledge rescues a turkey from being slaughtered for Thanksgiving. This is the perfect gift for the vegetarian on your list.

About Farm Sanctuary: Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, and remains solidly committed to its mission to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy efforts.

2. The gift of hope and inspiration

Brought to you by: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America

The catalog for this more-than-century-old organization includes donation levels for any budget allowing you to do everything from recruit role models to help fund a child’s college education.

About Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America: As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

3. The gift of a leadoff double

Brought to you by: The Miracle League

Honor the baseball lover in your life by making a donation in their name so everyone can take part in America’s pastime.

About the Miracle League: If we were to tell you about an organized youth baseball league, you might call it ordinary.  If we were to tell you the athletes are physically and mentally disabled, you might call it touching. If you were to see them play, you might call it a miracle.

4. The gift of healthy soul food

Brought to you by: The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association offers a range of cookbooks featuring inspired, healthy recipes that make it easier to eat right, and honor your New Year’s resolution. Prices range from $7.95 - $24.95

About the American Heart Association: Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.

5. The gift of polyrhythms and improvisation

Brought to you by: Jazz Arts Group

Classes at the Jazz Academy are designed to engage all ages and interests, from pre-school children to senior citizens, guitar players to aspiring producers, and students to teachers. Check back often for new class offerings.

About the Jazz Arts Group: The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) is America's oldest not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to producing, performing and promoting jazz through performance and education.

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