Outblush Goes Altruistic

We all know how easy it is to get caught up in the giving and getting of the holiday season... come on, we're a shopping site, for goodness sakes! But even we, mavens of consumerism, know the importance of giving time, talents, resources and moolah to those in need.

It's with that in mind that we've put together a little list of non-profits, charities and organizations that are all about doing good and could use your help. This is in no way a definitive list, so please, please, please add your favorites in the comment section. It's also a great idea to find a local shelter or charity that doesn't benefit from global/national recognition and give them a hand.

Warm fuzzies, karmic levels at all time highs, coming together for the greater good - it's almost too much!

American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Amnesty International
Angel Food
The Apparent Project
charity: water
Doctors Without Borders
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Feeding America
First Book
Habitat for Humanity
Heifer International
The Humane Society
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Mary's Meals
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Nothing But Nets
The Oak Tree
Save The Children
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Trevor Project
United Way
The V Foundation

Please stayed tuned for more "Outblush Goes Altruistic" in the new year, where we'll be highlighting great products and services that give back!



Posted on 12.21.10 at 1:36 PM

Wounded Warrior Project provides support and empower injured members of our military services. 0.81 of every $1 goes to provide services and programs for wounded and their familites.


Posted on 12.21.10 at 1:51 PM

Muscular Dystrophy Association $.86 of every $1 raised goes directly back to programs for their clients.


Posted on 12.21.10 at 2:33 PM

Partners in Health (the organization started by Paul Farmer and featured in the Tracy Kidder book Mountains Beyond Mountains) works to provide preferential health care to the poor from Haiti to three countries in Africa to the U.S. lists a bunch of gift items they have that contribute some to all of the proceeds to the PIH programs.


Posted on 12.21.10 at 3:13 PM

Kiva and Share Our Strength


Posted on 12.21.10 at 4:07 PM

Keep a Child Alive! Amazing organization! :)


Posted on 12.21.10 at 4:41 PM

The USO. Soldiers always need support.


Posted on 12.21.10 at 5:11 PM

To give directly to small community projects with no overhead, contribute to Peace Corps Partnership Projects--best of all, you can go through and pick the one that inspires you most!

Happy Holidays!


Posted on 12.21.10 at 5:29 PM

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation....Helping babies like my son breathe easier!


Posted on 12.21.10 at 6:50 PM

Pets are worth saving

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World Vision
ability to choose where you want your $ to go by specific cause.

Wounded Warrior Project


Posted on 12.21.10 at 9:41 PM

MercyCorps, at, provides emergency and sustainability assistance throughout the globe.


Posted on 12.21.10 at 11:10 PM

Please help people (like me) who need a cure by donating to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:


Posted on 12.22.10 at 4:10 AM

Hospice of Michigan


Posted on 12.22.10 at 5:49 AM

The Craig Willinger Fund, fulfilling the dreams of soccer fans with cancer!

Brian Minter

Posted on 12.22.10 at 7:17 AM

Thanks for mentioning First Book, Outblush! Warm fuzzies indeed.
Through the end of the year, every dollar donated will be matched by our publishing partners with an extra book, so it's a great time to donate.

Rachel Glass

Posted on 12.22.10 at 7:39 AM

Safe Connections. An organization that provides free therapy for women who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

Laura Edeen

Posted on 12.22.10 at 12:32 PM
I am a public school teacher and I love Donor's Choose. You can pick your project to give to (as little as $1) and it supports public schools. Oprah listed it as her favorite thing of 2010!!!


Posted on 12.22.10 at 6:11 PM

The Nature Conservancy


Posted on 12.23.10 at 4:42 AM

Penn State Dance MaraTHON raises money for kids with cancer and is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world:-).


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