The school district has a program called "Charitable Giving" where it encourages its employees to to give to local charities. It makes it really easy to do, by taking it right out of your paycheck. I decided to participate and now donate part of my check to the Alaska Zoo.
I have always loved zoos, and while ours isn't the best, it is full of wonderful Alaskan animals that need a home. I have recently discovered that the zoo hosts TONS of fun events, especially if you have a family. For example, they have a special Valentine's Day at the zoo event where kids can make valentines for their favorite animals and then (if you are 14+) you can go on a birds and bees tour of the zoo and learn all about animal lovin'. I already made Weston promise that we could go. This is the first time in a while that I have been SUPER excited for Valentine's Day. Then on April 4th (I think) they have an Easter Egg hunt! How fun! I'm pretty sure I need a kid, just to have an excuse to go to the zoo all the time.
So check out all the fun happenings at their website.