Honoring Strong Women

UniversalGiving is fortunate to have a team led by many bright and powerful women who work hard to create positive change!  Below are some strong women that the UniversalGiving team chose to honor today! From Pamela Hawley-CEO Frances Blaisdell Williams was the first woman woodwind at Julliard School of Music in 1928.  She was a pioneer for women and women flutists all over the world.  Most importantly, she was my grandmother and one of my best friends.  My dear Oma, a pioneer woman flutist in the 1920s (read about her in the New York Times) began teaching me flute at the age of 8. … Continue reading Honoring Strong Women

Doing Good (twice over) with Holiday Gift Packages

Today’s guest post is from Chelsea Iverson. If you will be giving to charity this holiday season or are considering making a personalized and meaningful donation on behalf of someone you love, you’re not alone. Holiday giving is a tradition that combines the Scrooge-inspired spirit of Christmas with generous year-end-tax breaks. Each year, charitable organizations around the world receive millions from contributors during the holiday season. It seems that the tougher the economic times, the more dedicated we are to helping those who are most vulnerable. According to the Red Cross, 68% of Americans believe that it is especially important … Continue reading Doing Good (twice over) with Holiday Gift Packages

Serve the Global Public: It’s UN Public Service Day!

In 2003, the United Nations declared June 23rd United Nations Public Service Day in order to celebrate the value of public service, honor those who serve their communities, and encourage members of the public to get involved in bettering their surrounding communities. Dedicated public servants around the world work tirelessly to improve living situations for others, and are often not given the recognition they deserve. This year, the UN’s Public Service Day Awards Ceremony and Forum will be held Medellin, Colombia from June 23rd to June 26th. This year, join UniversalGiving in celebrating United Nations Public Service Day and engage … Continue reading Serve the Global Public: It’s UN Public Service Day!

Give your dad a gift that keeps on giving by donating to a cause that reflects his interests!

Consider celebrating your dad by donating to an organization that reflects his interests. Donating to a cause that he cares about is the perfect way to demonstrate your care for him–this way, you can make an impact in his life and the lives of many others. Give the gift of giving this Father’s Day: honor your dad by donating to a cause in his name. UniversalGiving makes finding the perfect gift easy and worry-free by providing you with numerous high-quality giving opportunities.  Each of the organizations on our website has been thoroughly researched and vetted according to the highest standards … Continue reading Give your dad a gift that keeps on giving by donating to a cause that reflects his interests!