1. Hurricane Sandy Relief - Spread the holiday spirit to those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy with a gift donation on behalf of your loved ones. Donate to the American Red Cross and Save the Children, or visit FEMA to learn other ways to donate and even volunteer.
2. Sandy Hook School Aid - Join in the heartfelt, coast-to-coast response of support in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, CT. Share your family’s holiday care and compassion with this community by donating to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund through the United Way of Western Connecticut.
3. Cranbrook Academy of Art - Not only is Cranbrook home to the country’s leading independent graduate programs in architecture, art, and design, but it is also where Charles and Ray Eames studied, met, and taught. Your donation to the academy continues their legacy by helping to provide scholarships, funding visiting lecturers, and adding support for contemporary art and design exhibitions. Donate now.
4. The California Museum Membership - With the arrival of the “Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design” exhibit in February, now is the perfect time to become a member of the California Museum and support its efforts to inspire, enlighten, and educate its visitors with incredible new exhibits and programming. Give a gift membership to the California Museum.
5. C2C Innovation Institute - Friends of the Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute share in its dedication to creating “a world where all products are designed and manufactured using only healthy materials and processes.” With several Herman Miller pieces earning Cradle to Cradle certification, including Aeron, Embody, and Mirra chairs, why not make your boss or coworker a friend of the Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute today?
6. Give the Gift of Cinema - With great titles available on DVD, BluRay, and, of course, instant watch (meaning right now you can instantly watch “Charles and Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter“), Netflix is the gift of cinema that keeps on giving great entertainment to friends and family this holiday.
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