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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Charity Site! These are the top ten articles that your Charity Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Charity Fraud and On-Line Hoaxes – A Real Problem
When you donate to a charity, or forward an e-mail requesting charitable help, you want to be sure that it is legitimate. Read on for tips how to avoid charity fraud and scams.

2. Volunteering Good for Your Health
Years of research have proven that volunteering increases emotional health, decreases stress and depression, and can actually help reduce aging. It seems volunteering is good for the giver too.

3. Top 5 Ways to Get into the Charitable Spirit
Money is pretty tight this year for everyone, making it a difficult holiday season for our own gift-giving needs, let alone for any charitable gifts. But getting into the giving mood is pretty easy, and it feels fantastic.

4. Blind Side Movie Inspires Charity
The movie, “The Blind Side,” is a case study in how one family chose to turn a blind eye to those who simply could not understand their charitable nature.

5. No-Show Fundraisers
If non-profit organizations could host huge events with minimal expenses and a large profit, don’t you think they’d jump at the chance? It’s called a “no-show” fundraising event, and in today’s economy it should definitely be considered.

6. Abraham Lincoln a Charitable Man
Old "Honest Abe" was actually more than just honest. There were many qualities that made up this great leader, not the least of which was charity and generosity of spirit.

7. Call 2-1-1 for a Helping Hand
When someone is in need of financial, health, or housing assistance, help is just three numbers away: 2-1-1 – a lifeline for life’s short, or long-term emergencies, is also the place for people who want to volunteer in their communities, and don’t know how to start.

8. Dying Boy Inspires Others to Feed the Hungry
An eleven-year old boy's dying wish was not to go on an amusement park vacation, but to help feed the hungry and poor. If Brenden Foster doesn’t inspire you to give back, who will?

9. World Kindness Week
Did you know that this is World Kindness Week? Celebrate by doing what your mother always taught you to do – just be nice.

10. Social “Networkanthropy;” a New Movement
Hugh Jackman has charitable organizations scrambling to convince him that they deserve to receive his $100,000 donation that he announced on his Twitter page. If charities want a chance at that donation, or the chance to grow their donor base, they better get up to speed on social networks.

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