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US Military Officer Serving in Afghanistan Makes Charity Donations via Web


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Wichita, KS, December 22, 2009: Even those serving overseas, in areas where technology isn’t at its best, are finding ways to give a meaningful gift this year.

Jane C. a U.S. Military official currently serving in Afghanistan, is just one such person who recently wrote to Alternative Gifts International (an organization which allows people to make a gift donation in someone’s name) saying, “Several years ago my family started focusing on alternative gifts at Christmas - so AGI was a natural fit. I was able to click my way through your web site (alternativegifts.org) for all my Christmas gifts!”

Gift giving traditions like the one adopted by Jane allow the donor to experience a convenient, safe and user-friendly way to give back. Thanks to vast leaps in technology, organizations like Alternative Gifts give people the ability to browse for charities by location, or by cause, and send a beautiful card along with your gift to the intended recipient. Jane stated,“I felt great when I got done, knowing that I had played a small role in advancing several very important causes around the globe.”

That good feeling Jane describes isn’t uncommon with people who give back. *Stephen Post, Author of ‘Why Good Things Happen to Good People’ said, “Hormone levels tied to serenity, trust and compassion rise when people exhibit generous behaviors.”

It seems like a simple enough equation: Do good, feel good, repeat! Jane said, “I am a firm believer that projects like the ones I was able to support (through AGI) will make the world a better place. And for a career military officer - that is ALWAYS a better thing.”

So, if you still have not shopped for the holidays, take note from Jane’s experience and think about this: If someone who’s serving on the front line, in a technology challenged country, is able to make a difference through on-line gift donations, the rest of us really have no excuse.

*Source: Proven Power of Giving article - CNN.com



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