It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years or so. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas -- oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it -- overspending...Knowing he felt this way, I decided one year to bypass the usual shirts, sweaters, ties and so forth. I reached for something special just for Mike. The inspiration came in an unusual way.
Giving101 is a nonprofit that is passionate about unleashing the amazing power of contagious giving. We were founded by four siblings in 2006 under the name of our flagship program, The White Envelope Project. Since its inception, the program has attracted national media attention that has resulted in exposure to more than millions of people in over 100 countries.
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