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Rather than exchange holiday gifts – which are usually gift certificates now – our family decided to make charitable gifts in each others’ names. My gifts will go to the United Way, which supports a wide array of organizations and programs including the United Way Women’s Leadership Council. The United Way have a five-star Charity Navigator Rating, with 90% of donations going to support the programs and services they provide and a perfect score for accountability and transparency. In this holiday season, please give to local, national, or international charities. As President Obama has said so often, “We’re all in this together.”