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With travel down about 80% on the year, we know you may have some extra change from those couch cushions, to allocate this holiday season.  Yes, you can think about buying that new Bentley (they just came out with a new Bentayga), and yes, a little bling never hurt.  But what if $100, or even less in some cases, can change someone’s life?  We have the charities to give back this holiday season.

The Charity:  Stockings With Care

With travel down about 80% on the year, we know you may have some extra change from those couch cushions, to allocate this holiday season.  Yes, you can think about buying that new Bentley (they just came out with a new Bentayga), and yes, a little bling never hurt.  But what if $100, or even less in some cases, can change someone’s life?  We have the charities to give back this holiday season.

The Charity:  Stockings With Care

This is your chance to make a difference, close to home by playing Santa to a child, who otherwise may not have a very Merry Christmas.  Stockings With Care is a Brooklyn-based charity that annually arranges for New York children to receive a few things on their holiday list, up to $100.

The Charity:  Plaster House

In the town of Arusha in Tanzania, is an extraordinary place where children receive life-changing surgery.  The Plaster House is a pre and post-operative center that gives children a chance at a healthier life, where volunteer doctors take care of everything from cleft palates, burn victims to major health issues.  The recovery doesn’t end there though; the Plaster House is a haven where children are able to heal before returning back to their families.

The Charity:  PSE

In Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh is an extraordinary charity that took children from living and eating in dumpsters to educating them for a better life.  Over 20 years, PSE has changed generations of families from abuse and neglect and improved the quality of life from poverty to opportunities for vocational jobs.  PSE, which means for the smile of a child, is one of the most impactful organization in our world and a model for those who seek to make measurable change.

The Charity:  Friends of the American University of Afghanistan

The American University of Afghanistan was established in 2005 and was the brainchild of former First Lady Laura Bush, to educate the future leaders of Afghanistan.  Mrs. Bush had the foresight to see that the permanent impact to successfully battle terrorism that affected the United States on 9/11 was through education of the next generation of leaders.  When the university opened its doors, there were 50 students, one of whom was a woman.  In its short 15 year history, there are over 1700 students, of which almost 50% of who are women and 29 have become Fulbright scholars.

The Charity:  Beyond Capital

For over 10 years, Beyond Capital has made seed stage investments in entrepreneurs in developing countries, who are providing critical infrastructure in the health care, agriculture, food security and financial inclusion.  They have impact the lives of over 7 million people worldwide and for every $500 you donate to their fund, you impact over 3200 lives.  Now that’s doing good.

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