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Monday, November 20, 2006

Making Your Holiday Donation: The Eddie Johnson Memorial Foundation

It's that time of the year where generosity lurks in the air, either for the gratification of doing something good for someone else or for squeezing in one last tax write-off before the end of the year. Whatever your motivation is, charitable donations go a long way to help those less fortunate. For those who wish do donate, my recommendation is The Eddie Johnson Memorial Foundation. I have proudly been able to be apart of this organization since it's inception in 2001 when it was The Eddie Johnson Foundation.

Let me backtrack a bit. Eddie Johnson was a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns in the mid-1980's-early '90's. He died during a second stint of colon cancer in January of 2003. Eddie was known as "The Assassin" on the football field, but he wanted to be known more for what he did off the field. He loved kids, and was very active in helping kids in need. He was a great player, but more importantly a great person.

Today the EJMF holds two events per year to raise money for kids with cancer, but donations are accepted all year long, and 100% of all donations go directly to the cause. There are no "administration" fees that some charities charge to pay their board members, so you can feel good that what you give goes to what it should be going to. All donations are tax deductible because it is a 501(c)(3) organization. If a receipt is needed, email the EJMF's webmaster here.



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