If you’re like me, giving is on your mind almost all the time these days.
Not only do you want to give thoughtful gifts to family members, friends, and coworkers, but you also want to give back to your community and share your resources with those in need.
December is National Giving Month.
In that spirit, I thought I’d share five questions that will help direct your efforts and give you confidence that your gifts will make a difference this year:
Would you like the peace of mind that your dollars are going to worthy organizations?
Charity Navigator makes that easy. Simply search for a charity by name to receive access to data, tools, and resources that will guide your decision-making.
Are you a small business owner?
Here is some helpful guidance on how to pick a charity for your business to support.
Do you want your donations to reflect current events and crises?
Would you like the whole family to experience the joy of giving back this year?
Scholastic has some creative and doable ideas for family members of all ages.
Do you have a past or present family member in the service or a heart for military members?
Support our service men and women this December in a variety of ways. Learn more at Support Our Troops.
I plan to give back this December. I hope you’ll join me.
P.S. - If you know local charities that could use support this year, would you please let us know?