This December, actor and musician Kevin Bacon has a few ideas for Generous Procrastinators—those of us who wait until the clock runs out on December 31 st to support the causes close to our hearts (and get that tax credit).
While we deck the halls, light the menorah, prepare the feast of karamu, shop ’til we drop, and ring in the new year, Kevin Bacon reminds us to take a little time to celebrate the good in this small world and give something back before the big ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
For the Generous Procrastinators out there, this is a last-minute chance to make a difference. Just look around. There is an opportunity to give on every street corner, at every cash register, and in every other email hitting the email inbox. Join with Kevin Bacon to answer the call!
Here are 3 ways you can give back (and don’t forget to spread the word and encourage your friends and family to do the same!).
Inspire the women and girls in your life and help Dell match $25,000 in donations to Girl Up, I Am That Girl, and the Tory Burch Foundation on CrowdRise.
Send your loved ones a gift that shows them that their cause is your cause with a gift card for charity from SixDegrees.org. The Good Card® (http://www.sixdegrees.org/goodcards) has a stored value that can be redeemed as a donation to any of over 1 million charities – including your best friend’s alma mater, a charity fighting a disease that’s touched your family, or the homeless shelter where your grandpa volunteers. (Email and print at home options are perfect for us procrastinators!)
Remember to support all your favorite charities before the tax year runs out by making your year-end contributions on SixDegrees.org. We make it easy and convenient to donate to one or multiple organizations in one transaction and we’ll even store your donation history for tax season.
Generous Procrastinators unite! Join Kevin Bacon to spread a wave of good across the country and around this small world.
SixDegrees.org, founded by Kevin Bacon in partnership with Network for Good, is a place where you can be a celebrity for your favorite cause all year round. Through SixDegrees.org, you can support your favorite charities by donating or creating a social fundraiser — as well as check out the favorite causes of other people, including celebrities. It’s a small world. You can make a difference.
SixDegrees.org taps into the small world phenomenon to accomplish something good: it’s social networking with a social conscience. Kevin Bacon started SixDegrees.org in collaboration with Network for Good (www.networkforgood.org) in January 2007, more than 10 years after the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game made the rounds of college campuses. Through this web site, you can support your favorite charities by donating or creating a social fundraiser — as well as check out the favorite causes of other people, including celebrities. You can also pay it forward with Good Cards® – gift cards for charity that can be redeemed as a donation to more than 1 million charities. To date, the site has attracted over a million visitors and 8,500 people have created fundraisers. Those people have recruited tens of thousands of additional people to support their causes totaling more than $5 million in donations to over 1,500 charities (many of them small) — an impressive grassroots ripple effect of awareness. www.SixDegrees.org