another excuse to not feel guilty for all the money you spend during the holidays

yes, yes. i know. we all get that feeling in the pit of our stomachs after we've blown through a few thousand in an hour during our xmas excursions. (esp if you're like me, and most of the money was spent on you, not the gifts you thought you were gonna buy. lol) but what if your money spent was donated to charity? cha-ching! easiest way to feel better about yourself. and i'm not talking you walk buy the salvation army bucket and drop in a couple quarters...i'm talking real donations here. :) for example:

Kenneth Cole is offering:

and one of my faves, rugby is offering some cool places to donate too!
go to their website, Rugby Social Action

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