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Tastefully Simple accepting requests for charitable donations

Know a non-profit organization in need of a helping hand? In the spirit of giving with gratitude, Tastefully Simple in Alexandria will be accepting applications for 2010 charitable donations through Monday, November 1.

Since the direct sales company began back in 1995, Tastefully Simple has donated more than $5 million to worthwhile causes and organizations.

"From mentoring children to preserving the environment, it's simply our way of giving back to the world that has given so much to all of us," said LaTresse Snead, community relations team lead.

Tastefully Simple primarily donates to causes devoted to strengthening families, empowering women and entrepreneurship. This includes initiatives related to hunger, domestic violence, affordable housing and health care, and building skills for self-sufficiency.

The company also considers requests related to the environment and enriching arts and culture in local communities.

To complete a charitable donation request form and learn more about Tastefully Simple's giving guidelines, visit tastefully If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact Snead at