December 11, 2013 10:30 ET

Gifts That Give Back With Julie Edelman

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2013) - Julie Edelman, the Accidental Housewife, has fabulous ways to share your generosity while crossing those names off your shopping list this season!

For the past eight years,, a non-profit organization, has been connecting people through micro-lending to help alleviate poverty around the world. Purchase a $25 Kiva gift card online for your family or friends and give them the opportunity to Make a Loan that can Change a Life. Your gift recipient can choose who they would like to lend to from thousands of borrowers from the 70 countries where Kiva works.

For the pet lovers, check out PetSmart Charities, rated in the top one percent of charities by Charity Navigator, receiving their highest 4-star rating for ten consecutive years. Donate just $25 in the name of your choice and it will save a shelter pet's life by giving them shelter space, food and crucial veterinary services. They give 90 cents of every dollar directly to pets in need, one of the highest percentages of all charities.

And here's a memorable idea for the holidays from World Wildlife Fund that keeps on giving long after the season. Make a donation to WWF at for a symbolic tiger adoption. WWF will put your donation to work helping reduce threats to majestic species like tigers, elephants, rhinos and polar bears and other animals in the wild that are threatened by poaching, habitat loss and climate change. For your donation, you'll receive a thank-you gift of a cute tiger plush, photo, fact sheet and certificate and gift bag that you can send to a friend or family member.

For kids, MeeGenius, it is an incredible digital library for young children! The library includes over 700 classic and MeeGenius-original children's titles. Every book is beautifully illustrated and includes optional "read to me" narration. MeeGenius is launching their brand new Reading Club which you can give as a gift. You get three months of unlimited reading for just $19.99 or a year for $59.99 -- and MeeGenius will donate 10% of all sales to PBS KIDS. 

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