12/13/2012 09:31 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Generous Procrastinators Unite


Deck the halls, light the menorah, prepare the feast of karamu, shop 'til you drop, then ring in the new year. Wait, something is missing. I know: donate to charity, then count down to 2013. Yes, it's that time of year again when the days are merry and bright -- and full of good will to all.

We wait all year for this season of kindness and giving, and many of us literally wait until the clock runs out on December 31st to support the causes close to our hearts (and get that tax credit). We are the Generous Procrastinators and this is our last-minute chance to make a difference. Just look around. There is an opportunity to give on every street corner, at every cash register, and in every other email hitting our inbox.

Let's answer the call! Together, we can activate our 6 degrees networks to send off 2012 with a flourish of generosity. Here are 3 ways you can give back (and don't forget to spread the word and encourage your friends and family to do the same!).

1. Inspire

Inspire the women and girls in your life and help Dell match $25,000 in donations to Girl Up, I Am That Girl and the Tory Burch Foundation on CrowdRise.

2. Gift

Send your loved ones a gift that shows them that their cause is your cause with a gift card for charity from The Good Card® has a stored value that can be redeemed as a donation to any of over 1 million charities - including your best friend's alma mater, a charity fighting a disease that's touched your family, or the homeless shelter where your grandpa volunteers. (Email and print at home options are perfect for us procrastinators!)

3. Donate

Remember to support all your favorite charities before the tax year runs out by making your year-end contributions on We make it easy and convenient to donate to one or multiple organizations in one transaction and we'll even store your donation history for tax season.

Generous Procrastinators unite! Let's spread a wave of good across the country and around this small world.

P.S. Don't forget that is a place where you can be a celebrity for your favorite cause all year round. Through, you can support your favorite charities by donating or creating a social fundraiser -- as well as check out the favorite causes of other people, including celebrities. It's a small world. You can make a difference.