On Thursday, Facebook added a new feature to Gifts: the ability to make charitable contributions in honor of your friends and family. The program kicks off with 11 nonprofit partners, including the American Red Cross, the Boys and Girls Club of America, and LIVESTRONG. The social network had invited the press to a Facebook Gifts event in New York scheduled for Thursday, but the event was called off because of Hurricane Sandy. The launch this week presents a great opportunity for the many Americans looking for ways to give back following the storm's devastation in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic....
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