I came across this site today, which I found interesting enough to share. It is Causes – Wishes. Besides just donating through the site to various causes they have listed, and there are plenty to choose from for everyone, you can create your own. Tired of getting birthday presents? Create a wish instead and have all of the money people would normally spend on your birthday presents go to the charity of your choice. You can do the same with wedding wishes, memorial wishes, run/walk/bike wishes, holiday wishes, and personal wishes. How much more STUFF do you need anyway?
I will advocate for this service, but I still am wishing for a good bagel if anyone is coming this way.