Friday, September 24, 2010
The most common and popular reason to donate to charity is for the tax write-off. There is no shame in wanting to get a tax deduction, and you can claim it for both monetary donations and donations of items. The tax deduction is dependent upon the value of the items you have donated. The more valuable the items, the more you are able to write off on your taxes. You are able to pay less to the government and feel great about helping a nonprofit organization at the same time.It is a win-win situation.
Clean Out the Clutter:
It is time to clean out those closets and the attic. If you do not want to take on the hassle of a yard sale, donate the items to charity. You will have extra space for more important items and help a nonprofit at the same time. Don't waste perfectly good products by throwing them out, donate them to less fortunate individuals or nonprofit organizations.
One of the best reasons to donate to charity is to help the less fortunate and feel great at the same time. If you are fortunate in your life, donating to charity can help you give back.
Donating to a charity from which you found assistance in the past is a great way to show your appreciation. No one knows more about how helpful and necessary a nonprofit organization is than a former client. You know how much the people receiving assistance need those services. What better way to give back than to donate to the charity once you are in a better place in your life.
In Memory or Honor:
Making a monetary donation in a loved one's name is a great way to honor their life and the charitable organization at the same time. You may select a charity that has touched him personally or that is close to his heart. Many families ask mourners to contribute to a particular charity instead of sending flowers to a funeral. Some people do the same for birthdays, asking friends and family to donate to charity rather than purchase a gift.
So don't wait ! Help those who're in need even if it has to be a penny.
PS:You might be interested in one of my previous posts regarding sharing
Posted by Muhammad at 11:04 AM