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by Tish Harrison Warren / New York Times
I confess that to me, Christmas shopping can feel mostly like another chore in a busy December. But I love to give gifts that make the world a better place. Years ago, I took up a practice of donating to worthy organizations in people’s names as a small addition to their material gift. Though I dont do it every year, I really enjoy this kind of gift giving.
This year in particular, as the planet continues to be convulsed by the pandemic, the world needs an outpouring of generosity. New York Times Opinion invited its writers to celebrate nonprofits, NGOs or philanthropic efforts that they appreciate. This can help provide some direction and let you know about organizations that need support.