Doostane Farsi Zabane Man

Give a Gift That Matters

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm

“Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States.” –Wikipedia

“In 2009, comScore reported that online spending increased 5 percent on Cyber Monday to $887 Million and that more than half of dollars spent online at U.S. Web sites originated from work computers (52.7 percent), representing a gain of 2.3 percentage points from last year. Buying from home comprised the majority of the remaining share (41.6 percent) while buying from international locations accounted for 5.8 percent. According to comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni, “comScore data have shown that Cyber Monday online sales have always been driven by considerable buying activity from work locations. That pattern hasn’t changed. After returning from the long Thanksgiving weekend with a lot of holiday shopping still ahead of them, many consumers tend to continue their holiday shopping from work. Whether to take advantage of the extensive Cyber Monday deals offered by retailers or to buy gifts away from the prying eyes of family members, this day has become an annual ritual for America’s online holiday shoppers.” –Wikipedia

Why not make your holiday gifts more meaningful this year? A few years ago, I donated to the Heifer Foundation for Christmas gifts. Sure, the recipients didn’t get a gadget with which they could play for a month and then put in the closet to get dusty, but they did get the satisfaction of knowing that someone, somewhere benefited greatly because I gave for them. My grandparents do the same; they’ll give my mom, aunts and uncles, or grandchildren a note that says that they donated to a charity on behalf of the beneficiary for a birthday, Christmas, etc.

So this Cyber Monday, November 29, why don’t you participate in Green Gift Monday? Give to a charity instead of buying the newest XBox game on the market. To give to Doostane Farsi Zabane Man by PayPal, a credit card, or a debit card, you can go to our website and click on the “ChipIn” button on the ChipIn widget. We’d really appreciate your support in this season of giving, and we know that the students affected would as well.

  1. This article should really be recognized as something of extreme importance. In all religions there is some sort of mandatory charity, that as of late, seems to be completely overlooked by the followers of these religions.

    In my opinion, one of the main reasons we seem to be at war, besides lack of respect, is ultimately the lack of selfless giving. Too many people, societies, governments, and nations have developed such a self-absorbed mentality, that even if another like entity did offer genuine help, the receiving entity would be unnervingly skeptical in acceptance.

    Thanksgiving is not an international holiday. As a matter of fact, it has been built around an actual land-grab robbery. However, the sole purpose of it is to show appreciation and gratitude, and this comes from giving.

    So please, if you are reading this, before you go online and order the newest DVD for your friend, or video game for your kid, get a little more creative and give a gift that keeps giving. Kindle has an upgrade, does anyone remember books?!

    Peace and Blessings

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