This week’s idea does involve money but it’s probably money that you are already spending and it is inspired by World AIDS Day which happens to be tomorrow, December 1. As the holidays draw near we tend to think of what we want to get others for the holidays. It also means colder weather which tends to bring on a plethora of hot drinks being made. With that being said, the next time you visit Starbucks think about getting a (Starbucks)Red gift card. Every time the card is used, through 2011, 5 cents is donated to the global fund to help fight AIDS. In addition, if you register it online, at https://www.starbucks.com/card, you can earn points towards free syrups, refills, and even free drinks while you are also donating money! To find a listing of more companies that sell Product(Red) you can go online to their website, http://www.joinred.com/. I am focusing on the Starbucks(Red) card because it is an easy way to give and something that many people enjoy. Along with the gift card, and other Product(Red) items like mugs, on December 1, .05 cents will be donated to the “Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa” for every hand-crafted drink that is made. So when you are thinking about gifts, or just wanting to get something for yourself, this holiday season think about getting a gift card that gives back. Just remember that this gift card gives both ways! Happy Giving!
Until next week,