Hey there, Siren fans! I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is coming up in just a few days! Ever since the beginning of November Christmas lights have been popping up all over my neighborhood but it still seems like it’s all gotten here so quickly.
What’s not too early is The Sin City Siren’s annual Mindful Giving charity and gift list (last year’s list)!
While I joyfully abstain on Buy Nothing Day (otherwise known as Black Friday), I do enjoy making my (all too few) gift-giving and charitable dollars count once I start my holiday shopping. And I suspect that many Siren readers agree, judging by the popularity of my annual list (which I compile out of the goodness of my heart and do not get a penny, swag or other benefit from doing.) The list includes many gifts that donate proceeds to reputable charities. And, as always, I especially love gifts or donation opportunities that benefit causes that are directly in-line with Siren values: equality, reproductive rights, the environment and of course prevention/help for domestic violence and sexual violence survivors and more.
This year I want to give you a chance to chime in and vote for charities you care about before the list comes out! The deadline is this Friday, Nov. 27 (I hope to get the list up by the end of the weekend). Post your picks in comments to this post or send me an e-mail.
Let’s make each gift of the holiday season extra-special!