Alternative giving this season

Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice has compiled ideas and stories (with links to appropriate websites) sure to inspire you to think outside the shiny wrapped box this holiday season. Check them out at http://womensvoicesraised.org/holGiving.shtml. And talk with your loved ones (and those you feel obligated to buy gifts for anyway) about simplifying the holidays and doing more lasting good with your hard-earned money than adding to their scented soap collection. They may be relieved that you brought up the subject. (Thanks to Chery for this site!)