When you work in media, you receive a lot of junk during the holidays: Cups, mugs, blankets - you name it.
Yahoo! sent me a certificate for a charity and I donated $100 to a school through DonorsChoose.org. The second grade classroom needed literature for their classroom library. The school itself doesn't have a library and no books. (Don't get me started on the state of the US education system.) The teacher asked for $580 for books on tape, classroom library furniture and a listening center.
Last Friday I received a little package from DonorsChoose.org, containing Thank you letters from the kids and pictures.
It warmed my heart that this little donation made such a difference.
$100 can buy you a nice dinner for 2. Or change lives.