3 Things to Consider Before Donating to Your Favorite Charity

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation and our community depend on caring people to make gifts based on his or her income or financial assets.  We have already accomplished so much! These gifts combined with the collective generosity of others make the greatest impact on needs of our youth, families and educators both locally and nationwide.

The C.A.R.E. Foundation understands and appreciates how the giving of your donation is truly a kind and compassionate getsture.  We ask that as you prepare to make any type of charitable gift, consider the simple guidelines below to direct you in getting the most from your generous contribution.

Your Donation is a direct Investment

Any gift to a charity should be seen as an investment, and you want to invest in a charity that will make a major impact on its recipients while also giving you personal satisfaction.

Understand the Tax Benefits of Giving

An added benefit to giving is that most charitable donations are tax-deductible. To receive a tax deduction, you will need the proper documentation when filing your income tax returns.

Decide How You Will Give and How Much

donations-to-charityFinancial donations are the most popular charitable gifts, but there are other ways to help your favorite cause. Many organizations will accept property and goods, as well as your time. There are many options on how to give, including donating directly online, by mail, through payroll deduction or through giving stocks and securities.

Additionally, find out if your employer will match your charitable gift. This will even further maximize your investment.

Thank you for all your support!

~The C.A.R.E. Foundation