I love that I am able to use my photographic skills as a way to 'give back' to those in need...in addition to my annual Operation Smile fundraiser, I am now a participating photographer in the Littlest Heroes Project. Through Littlest Heroes, I am volunteering to donate portrait sessions to families who have a child with a serious illness or disability as a way to celebrate our littlest heroes. If you or a family that you know could who would benefit from this opportunity, please refer them to http://www.littlestheroesproject.org/ to begin the application process.
I have noticed more businesses donating to charity lately, most recently http://www.hotelscombined.com/ has come to my attention for their donation of money to three charities every time they receive a blog, Facebook, or Twitter mention of their search engine. I am happy to help raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, World Wildlife Federation, and World Vision in this way! The Hotels Combined search engine is a great way to find and compare hotel rates all around the world, and is very easy to use! Just select your country, state and town, and it does the rest. And if you want to help them raise money for charity in the process, go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hotels-Combined-For-Charity/38115375287 , sign up as a 'friend' and choose your charity.