United Way understands how important it is to receive your donation of your hard-earned dollars. As you prepare to make any type of charitable gift, we urge you to follow the simple guidelines below.
View Your Donation as an 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
Financial 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.