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Living Philanthropic: How Microphilanthropists Like Carlos Garcia Can Change the World

Carlos Garcia is one of the new microphilanthropists, donating small amounts of money to charity every day.


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Could you quit your Starbucks habit and stick with free coffee from your office? If so, you could save five or 10 dollars a day. That may not make a huge difference to you, but it could create incredible potential for those less fortunate.

Carlos Garcia, a Chicago blogger, decided to give up his coffee habit nearly a year ago, and to spend the money doing good instead. He’s created a blog called Living Philanthropic, where he catalogs what he’s donated to a different charity every day. The amounts aren’t large—sometimes it’s $5, sometimes it’s $10, but he does it daily, nonetheless. Altogether, he’s donated over $2,500.

And his contributions are inspiring others to give what they can, too: People following Garcia’s blog have donated an additional $3,400.

“You don’t have to be rich and famous to make a little bit of good in your community, and that good will have a ripple effect,” he told MSNBC.

Check out Garcia’s blog and make a donation on his behalf to the National Lung Cancer Partnership.

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