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Check The facts Before You Write The Check

Posted by Julia W. Rogers Posted on Dec 08 2017

Do you really know where your charity dollars go? Some charitable organizations do a great job of efficiently getting the dollars to the need. Others have high overhead, big executive salaries and fancy office space. 

Before you write that check, check the facts at a reliable source such as www.charitynavigator.org.  If you wish to deduct your contribution, you should also check their IRS status at https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/search-for-charities.

For many of us, 2017 has been a prosperous year. However, there are many still in need - for that consider your local food bank. If you are served by a volunteer rescue or fire group, don't overlook their needs - the cost of providing quality equipment and supplies is great. If you enjoy the art, theatre, or musical presentations, consider them as well - ticket prices are only a small portion of their revenue. 

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2018!

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