The Case Foundation Introduces 2008 Holiday Online "Guide to Good Giving" : From pampering to practical -- spa packages to sports gear -- Guide to Good Giving Features 50 Items to Transform Holiday Shopping List into Holiday Giving List

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The Case Foundation today announced the 2008 holiday online “Guide to Good Giving” featuring 50 innovative, unique gift ideas that can give back in a big way. Available at this simple and easy online guide lets shoppers bring joy and purpose to their giving this holiday season – all with the click of a mouse. All products selected for the guide provide a benefit or donation to a good cause.

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As family budgets get tighter and the needs within our communities grow, it is a perfect time to combine giving with giving back

The gift ideas are divided into three sections, "Gifts that Give," "Our Staff Picks," and "Out the Box" to make shopping easier. The Case Foundation has taken special care to feature a combination of quality items and great suggestions that can bring joy and special meaning this holiday season.

Gifts that Give – Divided by people's passions such as "animal lover" and "sportster," each purchase aids charities around the world. For example, the "artist" in your life might enjoy a $16 handmade Ugandan Bark Cloth Photo Album. The "foodie" in your life may appreciate Charity Blends Coffee and Tea boxes for $19.99.

Our Staff Picks – The Case Foundation's staff has shared their favorite gift ideas for $10 and up. By spending $10, you can either help prevent malaria by purchasing a bed net from Malaria No More or buy a Global Giving GiftCard so the recipient can choose which organization receives the donation, from environmental protection to bringing clean water to remote villages.

Out of the Box – This category provides gift ideas that can use your time to make a difference, not only your financial donations. For instance, if you have a minute a day, visit For each question that is answered correctly, they will donate 10 cups of water. Other ideas include helping to pay someone's utility bill or buying a book and a second one goes to a child in need.

"As family budgets get tighter and the needs within our communities grow, it is a perfect time to combine giving with giving back," said Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation. "Our online 'Guide to Good Giving' offers a number of easy, meaningful gift and giving ideas to spread the spirit of giving this holiday season."


The Case Foundation was created by Steve and Jean Case in 1997. The Foundation invests in individuals, nonprofits, and social enterprises aiming to connect people, increase giving, and catalyze civic action. For more information, visit

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