in the magazine about reader Nancy Gavin, who one Christmas instead of giving her husband the same old sweater or tie, hung a white envelope on their Christmas tree with a note to her husband saying she had donated sports equipment in his name to a local school that didn't have the money to buy their own.
Inspired by the piece, The Lawder family of Atlanta began the tradition themselves. Then in 2006 the three Lawder sons, Ben, Billy and Stuart, decided to turn the White Envelope idea into something so much bigger—a not-for-profit organization designed to help people donate to charities and make a difference. This year the project expands into , a portal where people can research charities and safely give to the over 2 million charities listed. We love that!
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