These Founders Explain The Power of Giftless Giving These Founders Explain The Power Of GIFTLESS GIVING Don’t give gifts, give meaning. As we grow wiser, we understand that a life well-lived is marked by the lives we touched, not by the number of gifts we receive or the cocktails we consume. There is another way- #gogiftless. Bridge2Act matches you with some amazing charities that represent your values, and create a unique donation link for you to share with your friends, family, and random Internet friends. You give. The nonprofits receive. The co-founders, Hitha and Samira give you some important reasons why you should #gogiftless not just for this holiday season but all year long, yes for birthdays, baptisms, anniversaries and just to tell someone you care. Save the planet. Gifting a donation requires absolutely no wrapping, wasteful packaging, and takes up zero room in your suitcase when you travel home for the holidays. You’re saving the planet AND have more room for shoes. Holiday shopping sucks. A lot. Think about the hours you spend searching for perfect gifts, braving the crowds and the bad weather, only to discover that your mom bought that book for herself already. Wouldn’t it be nice to skip the headache of delivery delays, traffic, and stress over finding the only thing your father doesn’t own? Yes, yes it would. Give Impact. While you can’t imagine starting the year without the latest Fitbit, chances are it’s going to end up collecting dust in a drawer by March. Now imagine the impact if that money was donated – aid to refugees, soap being distributed to entire villages in Burma, or a girl’s tuition for a year could have been provided. Trust us- nothing will make you feel better than helping out a fellow human! Be mindful. A mindfulness practice is much more than sitting still for 5 minutes and focusing on your breath. It’s about being aware of what’s going on in the world, and taking small actions to make it a better place. Jump start your mindfulness resolution early by gifting donations to loved ones for the holidays. It may sound cliché, but one small step can help you be the change you want to see. Our world is so much bigger than the town, city, and country we live in. All around the world, so many people lack the basic essentials we have. It’s important to be a global citizen – educate yourself on what’s going on, and take small actions to improve the lives of others. Set an example. The little ones in your life look up to you – literally and figuratively. Set a strong example by gifting them a donation and deciding what organization to donate to together. Not only will you be teaching them the importance of giving back, you’ll help them find the causes and organizations they’re passionate about. Gifting a donation is easy. Really easy. You can make donations for your loved ones while catching up on your recorded shows, drinking a glass of wine, with a face mask slapped on. Multitasking FTW. What is the value of $20? For your mom, it could be a pair of pajamas she doesn’t really need – or it could provide a medical examination for a girl who’s been rescued from sex trafficking. What would make the world a better place? Because you don’t need any more stuff. You don’t. You really don’t. NO.GIFTS does the hard work for you – vets the charities transfers 100% of your donation to them in real time and delivers a beautiful card to your loved one informing them of your impact. Bridge2Act Hitha Palepu and Samira Panah are the co-founders of Bridge2Act. Bridge2Act, is a transformational platform that enables you to give the moment you feel compelled. 10 seconds. 3 taps. Instant impact. Providing a simple, educated, and effective tool for giving, Bridge2Act partners with audited nonprofits and digital media to initiate targeted calls-to-action in published content.