Year-end giving usually refers to the time between Giving Tuesday in the end of November and New Year’s Eve at the end of December. This narrow time frame has a big impact, as it’s when charitable organizations often raise the most compared to other times of year.
Charitable giving during the holiday season is essential for not-for-profits because it is the time of year when they receive most of the donations that make their services possible.
According to DonorBox.org: “Approximately 31% of all annual giving occurs in December and approximately 12% of all annual giving occurs in the last three days of December. 28% of nonprofits report raising between 26% – 50% of their annual funds at year’s end.”
Reasons for End-of-Year Giving
There are so many positive reasons to donate to charitable organizations at year’s end that benefit the charity, you, and your friends.
- Holiday Spirit
- Gifts for Those Who Have Everything and Love a Particular Charity
- Feeling Good About Supporting a Worthy Cause
- Increase in Life Satisfaction
- Financial Incentives via Tax Breaks
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Did you know that 50% of U.S. households give annually, and 81% of more affluent households give? (According to CCS Fundraising's Philanthropic Landscape Report) Keep these stats in mind the next time you’re feeling down about the world. We don’t see all the good individual acts of giving that happen every single day.
Suggested National and Local Charities:
For The Boehmer Team, a top real estate team in St. Charles County, Missouri, end-of-year giving is a tradition. Some of our favorite local and national charities include:
Sunshine Kids: A national organization that has benefited St. Louis and St. Charles County area children recovering from or in treatment for cancer through trips and events where they can interact with children in similar situations.
Serve St. Charles: An organization
that serves St. Charles families via a Christmas store, their Neighbor Helping
Neighbor program and their Serve North County Food Pantry.
|The Boehmer Team working with Serve St. Charles.
St. Charles Lions Club (The First Capitol Lions): This is our local chapter of Lions Club International, the largest non-profit service organization in the world. Their motto is, "We Serve". They are always working on projects to help the community.
Five Acres Animal Shelter: A no-kill animal shelter in St. Charles County with a mission to end pet homelessness, promote responsible pet ownership, and advocate for animal welfare
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Is there a charity that you are passionate about? Leave a link to the charity in the comments section. Is there a real estate question you have, or are you ready to buy or sell a home in the St. Louis or St. Charles County area? Contact The Boehmer Team!