The American Cancer Society mission is to help people stay well so they do not get cancer; to get well if they do; to find cures at the cutting edge of research; and to advocate for policies that support and protect anyone touched by cancer.
Common Cause is an active, effective, and respected nonpartisan nonprofit working for political change in America. Common Cause Education Fund is its education and research affiliate. Together they are committed to honest, open and accountable government, and to encouraging citizen participation in democracy.
The HALO Trust is the world's oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organization. It was founded in 1988, and by early 2006 this non-political, non-religious international organization had cleared over 5 million mines and UXOs around the world.
Witty Kitties, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rescue services, shelter, and medical care for special needs cats in mid-eastern Iowa. Witty Kitties special needs cats have feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), or other physical impairment.
Regift4Good is currently on hiatus due to personal health/life issues. We're okay, just need some time to regroup... maybe we'll be back for the 2015 Regifting Season. No new user account signups (so robo-troll signups, you can relax for now).
Regifting -- in particular "BuyUsed/BuyLocal" style regifting -- has more than just the "do good" aspect of including a Good Cause donation as part of your gift. When you shop locally at a thrift store, antique shop, or your local Goodwill, you are taking an important step toward keeping more of your gift-giving budget right in your own local economy.
I recently did my first "Family Heirloom Regift" as a Regift4Good act. In this new form of regifting you find a family heirloom that has come into your possession through one means or another, and you "regift" it to someone in your family who you know will love and appreciate it as much or more than you do. Of course you turn this "intra-familial" gift-giving into a Regift4Good act by combining your regift with a Good Cause donation here at www.Regift4Good.com.
Ellen DeGeneres has the unique talent to be funny while making thoughtful comments about our personal and social behaviors. In this 3-minute monologue she nails the 'hidden truths' we all understand about regifting (but might be afraid to admit that we get it because we've done it). Embedded in her humorous comments are some really thoughtful ideas about the ethics and motivations for regifting; some high points and some funny "Yeah, sadly, I have to admit I've done that" observations.