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JustGive offers charity gifts that make this holiday mean more

One of our nonprofit clients, San Francisco-based JustGive, is an online charitable giving site. The organization uses technology to fulfill its mission to increase charitable giving. Founded 15 years ago, JustGive has changed the face of philanthropy, and sent more than $400 million to over 80,000 charities working throughout the world. As you scramble with […]



One of our nonprofit clients, San Francisco-based JustGive, is an online charitable giving site. The organization uses technology to fulfill its mission to increase charitable giving. Founded 15 years ago, JustGive has changed the face of philanthropy, and sent more than $400 million to over 80,000 charities working throughout the world.

As you scramble with last minute holiday preparations, JustGive has three great charity gift options that would work for anyone left on your list. It’s so easy to get caught up in the holiday sales, deals and newest tech gadgets—but, what if, in the words of Dr. Seuss, “Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more” this year? These charity gifts give back and help others, accomplishing just that.

Grant their wishes

Make a charitable donation, in a friend or loved one’s name, as your gift. It’s a thoughtful way to support a cause they care about most or benefit the local community where they live. It’s pretty simple to find the charity to donate to:

  • Search by charity name or keyword using a database of nearly 2 million charities
  • Browse recommended charities organized by cause in the JustGive Guide
  • Select a local charity using your recipient’s city or zip code

Specific charity gifts

Is a specific cause near and dear to your friend’s or parent’s heart? You can choose a gift from JustGive’s Holiday Gift Guide for that cause, knowing exactly what it accomplishes. The guide contains 16 gifts for causes ranging from hunger to homelessness, children to animals, the environment and health, and more. For example:

·         $52 delivers 8 local language books to a school through UNICEF

·         $75 sends a care package to a child through Present Now

·        $80 to Feeding America provides 800 meals for hungry families

 

Let them choose the charity

Instead of defaulting to a Starbucks or retail card this year, surprise friends, clients or vendors with a charity gift card. This card puts the power of giving in their hands, and they decide what cause they’d like to support. It works like a typical gift card, except your recipients redeem it online (at justgive.org) to give to their favorite charity.

Charity gift cards can be for any amount you’d like, and you can personalize them a special photo (or your business logo), and add a special holiday message.  They’re easy to deliver: send them by email instantly or print them just in time to give in person. (Perfect as a stocking stuffer or for that little something extra too.)

This holiday, we hope these ideas help you with last-minute gifts that matter . . . just a little more. Sharing kindness and joy—and to all a great gift!

– Candy Culver, Marketing Consultant

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we enter this holiday season, we pause first to give thanks to you, our valued customers. Thank you for the trust you place in us—we appreciate the opportunity to serve you. We’re also thankful for the dedication our Farallone Pacific Insurance Services staff gives each work day. The level of kindness and commitment they show to […]


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tdaysmallAs we enter this holiday season, we pause first to give thanks to you, our valued customers. Thank you for the trust you place in us—we appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

We’re also thankful for the dedication our Farallone Pacific Insurance Services staff gives each work day. The level of kindness and commitment they show to meet the needs of our customers is second to none.

If you’re traveling to be with loved ones across town or across the country, may the journey be a safe one.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.