Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year End Oracle

It's the last day of the year, and that means more than just icing the champagne and tuning in to watch the Times Square ball drop...

It means there is still time to make a 2009 tax-deductible contribution to a worthy cause! Two of my favorite charities really need help:

This group has made microfinance not only cool but socially conscious. Kiva connects people through lending for the sole purpose of alleviating poverty. Voted as a best website of 2008 by Time magazine, Kiva allows you to lend money to a low-income entrepreneur in the developing world. The loan recipient repays the money, and you get to lend it to someone else. We're not talking huge bucks, either ... you can loan as little as $25. Want to know more? Take a look at what the media is has to say about Kiva.

Donors Choose
Here's a great way to make up for all the times you cut class in high school. By giving to Donors Choose, you can help needy students get the materials public schools often cannot provide. Teachers from around the country submit project proposals -- everything from requests for classroom equipment to art supplies -- and you pick which projects to fund. You can search by areas of interest, financial need or geographic location. When you get the packet of handwritten thank you notes from an appreciative class, you'll feel like you've really made a difference in the world. Learn more about Donors Choose here.

Like the car above says, be heartful! Or maybe it says be love-ful? Oh, you get the idea.


Yakpate said...

Sharing... Beautiful way to ring out the old and ring in the new, LA.

I'd also like to thank you for your creative, consistent, and often passionate work on this blog, every single day in 2009. Logging on to Glimpses of South Pasadena is the best part of my daily wake-up ritual. It's better than caffein!

Leif Hagen said...

What a cheery license plate and a good wish for 2010!
Happy New Year to you and yours!

Judy Williams said...

I agree with Pat. Your detailed, historical information entertains and enlightens us all. Your humor and wonderful eye delights. Also, the contributors/friends/family who diligently comment on a regular basis, make for quite a group - all of whom now, I consider a part of my day.

Mister Earl said...

Thanks for another year of photos and commentary.

altadenahiker said...

I take daily Glimpses with my caffein.

These are great causes, Laurie. Thank you.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I have a couple of license plates I wanna put up, one day. Got another just today in fact!

So I won't forget & the year passes me by:
Happy New Yr to You & Yours, LA!

TheChieftess said...

I love this shot Laurie!!! Great car, great color, great license plate!!!

May your new year bring you and yours great health and happiness!!!

dbdubya said...

Another great post, Laurie. Thanks for all you've done this year to inspire and inform. Glimpses of South Pasadena is always a bright spot every day. I hope you and the family have a great and safe New Year.

Happy New Year to all.

Kimberly said...

Thank you Laurie for an inspirational blog. My husband and I start every day by logging on and seeing your beautiful photography and reading your great way with words. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Hey Sweetie
Happy new year to you and yours. Great Charities. I did some last minute pay-paling to a local arts organization serving kids small and large.

bottoms up
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