Whether you insist that Valentine’s Day is a holiday devised to make money for the evil corporate overlords at Hallmark or you spend your entire day surrounded by rose petals and oversized plush puppies clutching hearts, one thing is for sure: Valentine’s Day 2015 is a great day to run in support of a worthy cause. It’ll do your heart good… no matter what your stance is on overpriced prix fixe dinners. Here are five ways to help a good cause and get some miles in at the same time. <3 <3 <3 >>
Every year, Georgia Gives Day raises money for good causes throughout the state. The initiative, created by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, encourages those whose lives have been touched by nonprofits (that’s pretty much everybody if you think about it) to donate to the cause of their choice. As of this writing, more than $1.7 million has been raised today for causes. Not sure which organization to donate to? The Georgia Gives website can help you choose, just click on the kind of cause you’d like to support. There are options relating to the arts, animals, kids, economic development, the environment, religion, disaster relief, homelessness, education, health, human rights, science and technology, and more. Find your favorite nonprofit and spread the love! What cause are you supporting today?