Friday, December 3, 2010

Do YOU know where Black Friday got it's name?? Weekly November 22 - November 30

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THIS WEEK on CHANGE.ORG's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide

Do you know where "Black Friday" got its name?
It refers both to retailers being "in the black" and the mass disruption, chaos, and in some years even deaths that have resulted from the buying stampede on the day after Thanksgiving.
Whether or not you sat this Black Friday out, we've got the cure for the holiday shopper disenchanted with the darker side of American materialism: gifts that advance social change.
Welcome to's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. Across the network, we're featuring great gift ideas that advance the causes you and those close to you are passionate about.
While the holidays can be a time of excessive consumption, they can equally be a time to use our resources to do a lot of good.
For a sampling of gift ideas for positive change, see the list below. For the full 2010 Holiday Gift Guide, click here.
For the Educator in EDUCATION
Give a gift card through, where teachers across the country can ask for classroom supplies and gadgets that they can't afford on their own, and your love ones can choose a specific project to fund. Read more »
For the Environmentalist in ENVIRONMENT
Want a junk-free mailbox? Precycle will remove a name from most junk mailing lists for a mere $10. Not only will your gift reduce someone's junk mail by at least 80%, it will save some of the 93.5 million trees destroyed each year to create all that clutter. Read more »
For the Modern-Day Abolitionist in END HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Made By Survivors sells beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, bags, and home goods made by survivors of human trafficking in India and Nepal. This type of craft, traditionally developed by men, gives female survivors an empowering skill to keep them out of slavery and generate income to rescue and protect others.  Read more »
Want to support animals this holiday? Consider adopting a virtual pet from Defenders of Wildlife or National Wildlife Federation, which offer virtual adoptions of wildlife with kits including photos, certificates, stuffed animals and more. It's the perfect way to honor your pet or animal-loving friend.  Read more »
For the Foodie in SUSTAINABLE FOOD
Sign up for a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership. A CSA entitles members to a regular delivery or pick-up of fresh, seasonal produce from a farm near them - a healthy choice for consumers and for the planet. To find a CSA near you or your loved ones, use LocalHarvest's online CSA locator.  Read more »
Want more gift ideas, including guides for the gay rights activist, the outdoors lover, or the feminist in your family? Check out our full gift guide here.
Happy holidays everyone!! & Thank you for visiting! ♥


  1. oh i did not know that is where black friday got its name from! how creepy! like the new layout!

  2. Right! A couple girls and I were talking about it on Twitter so I investigated it and WELL HERE IS THE ANSWER.........pretty cool eh. ♥!

  3. O' and THANKS for the LAYOUT comment been askin you for DAYS if you LIKED IT OR NOT! LOL bout time you answered me, Ive been asking if you liked my new layout and creatures ALL up on the right forever now! I ALSO HAVE my MOON back up had that on myspace Forever I love it! And also that QUESTION WIDGET IS PRETTY COOL TOO! ♥


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