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UPDATE: Winners are SuppermanChef, FreeFromBroke and Sabrina (see comments). Please send us the address to send your prize to. If no contact information is received by 12:00 PM Noon Monday 11/23/09, an alternate winner will be selected. Congratulations to all!

UPDATE 2: Since we did not hear back from Sabrina, the default 3rd winner is Lisa Newton!

Welcome back to another FrugalNYC Giveaway!  This time it's a great book called How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist by Nicole Bouchard Boles.

I received a copy from the publisher about a week ago and dug right in.  I loved what I saw and decided that I definitely want to share this information with all the readers of FrugalNYC.  The book gives you 330 ways to make a difference, without being a millionaire!  You don't have to be a big business owner or win the lottery to make a big difference in your community or in someone's life.  This book shares a wealth of well researched information on how to do that TODAY!

Here's what the publisher says about the book, which describes what the book is about perfectly.
Want to help make your community, your town—your world—a better place, but don’t know where to begin? How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist shows you the way. A handbook, a resource guide, a call to action, and an inspiration, it offers 330 concrete, direct ideas for making a difference—all of which have nothing to do with the size of your checkbook and everything to do with using the hidden assets that are already a part of your life. Whether you’re shopping, working, exercising, or surfing the Web, there are hundreds of ways to slip small but deeply meaningful acts of philanthropy into your life, using 330 of the most innovative and effective charitable organizations around.
Have an old pair of sneakers lying around the house? Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe program will recycle them into safe playground surfaces. getting rid of that old cell phone? Call to Protect will refurbish it as an emergency lifeline for abused women. Racking up frequent-flier miles? Donate them to an ill child so they can travel and get the care they need. Like to knit? Knit hats for cancer patients. Start a petition, sign a petition, send out an awareness e-mail, and network with like-minded givers and doers at Care2.com. There are ideas for giving things you might never have thought of—your hair, old prom dress, breast milk for African AIDS orphans. Ideas for using your hobbies, talents, time, trash, technology, and more. Each suggestion can be accomplished in the course of a day, most within an hour. In tough times it’s more important than ever that people and communities pull together— How To Be An Everyday Philanthropist makes it easier than ever before.
I'm sure like me, many of you have wanted to volunteer or do something to make a difference.  After flipping through a few pages, I think you will find what you are looking for.  If you would like to purchase a copy today, you can get it from Amazon right now, it's only $7.88 and you won't break the bank.  Read the book, or just a page or two, then go out and DO something wonderful for your community or the world!  You might be doing it already and didn't know it!


We know you love FREE prizes.  So here they are!  We are giving away three FREE copies to the winners!  We we hope it will be the beginning of numerous great deeds!


To enter, just leave a comment on this post.  Tell us a story of a good deed or what you hope to accomplish for your good deed.


Three Winners will be announced on this post and via Twitter in two weeks, November 20th 2009.
The winners will be picked via a random number as in all our previous giveaways.

We would appreciate it if you tweet about this post so the good deeds will spread!  We want to thank Workman Press for contacting us and for providing us with such a great book to give away!

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Free From Broke said...

Sounds like a great book! I used to volunteer for a scout troop. We would do projects all over for the community and such.

SUPPERMAN Chef said...

I'm impressed w/ FrugalNYC.
For many years I've taken groups to perform Dixieland music and old jazz standards at nursing homes and senior centers for the seasoned citizens to enjoy & wax nostalgic. Have always found you get back WAY more than you give.

LisaNewton said...

Often times, just giving a smile to someone is enough to help them get through the day. Oh, I know it's not too philanthropic, but it's much better than nothing.

I'm sure the ideas in the book are great. Put my name on the list of people who'd love a copy. :)

Sabrina said...

Can't wait to see the book!

Some of my favorites ways of giving include the $25 loans on Kiva, which you get back in a few months, complete with the story of the person who was able to use it.

I'm also fond of giving outgrown professional wear to non-profits helping those who want to enter/re-enter the workforce.

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