An Easy Way to Support the Charities of Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson, and More This #GivingTuesday
Chances are, you spent the past several days indulging in leftovers and scoring discounted finds in stores and online (hello, Cyber Monday deals). But today it's time to shift your focus to those who need it most by participating in Giving Tuesday, a day where communities around the world come together with a common goal: to celebrate generosity. And starting today, when you use PayPal to contribute to a cause you love, PayPal will add 1 percent to your donation so that the organization of your choosing receives 101 percent of your contribution.
Need some good will inspo? Here's how you can support each organization featured in InStyle's annual Shining Stars portfolio this Giving Tuesday.
Free The Children
How to get involved: Instead of doling out tons of gift cards this holiday season, buy your presents from the organization's "Gifts That Empower" catalog. Click here to make a contribution via PayPal.
World Food Programme
Thanks to the World Food Programme, nearly 20 million malnourished children are fed each year. "Although there is so much more that needs to be done, the amount that they have been able to accomplish is incredible," says Kate Hudson (pictured with friend and fellow anti-hunger activist Michael Kors).
How to get involved: Make a financial contribution through the organization's website or do your shopping at smile.amazon.com and 5 percent of your purchases will support AmeriCares. Click here to make a contribution via PayPal.
With Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa sitting on the board of directors, ACRIA studies the needs of people living with or at risk of contracting HIV, then does research to develop new drugs and treatment programs.
A social good business that takes into account how our choices of what to buy can impact the world around us, FEED founder and CEO Lauren Bush Lauren creates products that help feed the world through their sales.
LRNG + #FreeAmerica
How to get involved: Have a spare hour each week? Sign up to become a mentor at a school in your area.