The Give Card is a great new way to support local charities

The Give Card is a great new way to support a local charity and also teach your children about philanthropy.

This highly user-friendly program has been launched by Community Shares of Mid Ohio, a group that raises funds on behalf of more than 50 local nonprofits in Columbus and central Ohio (like the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, Habitat for Humanity, COSI, Wild Goose Creative and many others).

Visit their website to purchase a Give Card. You control how much is on there, you (and your kids) can research and select the charities you'll give to.

Help make the new year a happy one for everyone!