A while back, I found a really cool site called Hope Equity. They're an organization that has come up with this whole new way to look at donating and charity! It's kind of like Kiva, but with a twist. You get to pick where your money is going, whether it's a country in Africa or somewhere else around the world. Whether it's a certain charity or a specific cause, it's your choice! Not only that, but your money works differently for Hope Equity than for any other charity that I've seen so far!
At Hope Equity, you make a donation and that donation creates interest. A portion of that interest is then used for the charity's needs and the rest goes back into your original "savings". This continues over, and over again, with your original money never being touched. Another cool thing is that your original "Micro-Endowment" can support as many different groups as you'd like. The interest it earns would be divided among the different charities.
There is a video on the site that explains it a little better, but overall it's just a really unique way to look at giving back.
On a different note, a couple days ago when I gave the challenge about writing a list of things you're grateful for, I forgot to mention something. There's this really amazing blog called "1000 Awesome Things". Check it out! It lists a ton of awesome things that I don't even notice day to day, but which really are awesome. For example "laughing so hard that you cry" or "opening a book to the exact page you're looking for". Who knew there were so many awesome things?