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February 12, 2021 | Philanthropy & Giving

Spread More Love this Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and giving back on Valentine’s Day is too!

Studies¹ project that Americans will spend $12.8 billion this Valentine’s Day. As you think about ways to make someone in your life feel special, consider gifts that can also impact others.

“Be Mine” with a card. Send a Valentine to a local nursing home.

There is nothing quite like the love of a furry friend! Below are some local organizations with which you can adopt, donate, volunteer, or foster.

Americans will spend about $2 billion on candy this year. Consider fair trade chocolate for that special someone. Below are organizations that go above and beyond to sell ethically sourced and fair trade items.

Purchase your gifts through Amazon Smile. You can give back 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. When you visit Amazon Smile., you can sign in to your current Amazon account, select your charity, and proceed to shop.

In lieu of gifts, you can also donate to a favorite organization in honor of someone special in your life.

Holidays can create opportunities to share small tokens of affection and appreciation. Share the love this Valentine’s Day by giving back and making your gift mean a little more.

¹Estimate generated from National Retail Federation.