This year, share the good feeling that comes from giving with the person receiving the gift.  With the new GlobalGiving gift card the recipient can choose from 450 pre-screened grassroots charity projects around the world and donate the amount you specify on the card with the click of a mouse. The brainchild of a former World Bank official, GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that makes donating to worthy causes too easy to put off. You might be surprised at what $50 or $100 can do in the right places. Better yet, the corn-based card is biodegradable and will break down into environmentally-friendly compounds once it’s thrown away.

You can visit GlobalGiving and its gift card program at: