“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” Albert Camus

FOFs are a generous generation of women. We feel privileged to be able to help others less fortunate and in need.  We don’t need our names on donor walls or up in lights when we give. We don’t need award dinners or pats on the back. We just need to know we’re doing something to make something better for someone.

Sometimes we’re called on to give and we can’t give as much as we’d like. Or we don’t feel we can give anything at the time.

The genius of a website called CafeGive.com is that it turns us into givers when we shop at some of our favorite stores. What could be better–and easier–than getting a wonderful new spring outfit from Soft Surroundings or snazzy red espadrilles from TOMS for summer, and having 5 percent of your purchase directed to a charity of your choice?

When I met Sandra Morris, the passionate FOF creator of CafeGive, we knew we had to do something together that let FOFs combine two of their biggest passions at once: Shopping and Giving. Thanks to the generosity of CafeGive and 10 FOF fave stores (ours included), 5 percent of your purchases, from now through May 5th, will be directed to one of five esteemed charities. The charities embrace causes from protecting nature to connecting vulnerable children to life-long mentors.

All you have to do is choose your store or stores and click. CafeGive does everything for you. Enjoy shopping and giving. I’m hitting the stores right now.

PS FOF is giving away a $100 gift card to its shop, as part of this wonderful CafeGive promotion. Click here to enter.


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