“Charity begins at home.”
“Give where you live.”
There are so many global situations that hurt our hearts with their stark need for food, medical care, clean water…and the list is never-ending. For many, this is a time of year for giving and personal reflection. For many of us, making a difference – a positive impact – that will live beyond our years here is what we strive to do.
Helping Locally Can Change the World
The smallest local gesture or donation can have far-reaching consequences! You never go how far hope will travel. Here are three additional reasons to give to Chicago-area charitable organizations:
- Your monetary or volunteer donation might be the impetus someone needs to get a job, go back to school, or strive for a better way of life. Just knowing that other people care can remind someone they are worthy and valuable, and they have something to give, too.
- You can give yourself a fresh start! When you organize your own house-cleaning for charity, your clean closets, garage, basement, or attic may motivate you to create that sewing room you’ve wanted. Monetary donations work the same way. Even if you only give a little, you may want to re-organize your finances so you can make what most organizations really need – regular, ongoing support upon which they can plan their annual budgets.
- Get a jump on tax-savings. There are financial advantages to donating to a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. Keep receipts for your donations to get the deductions you deserve. That’s a win-win for everyone: You give, you receive!
Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago
We need financial support, but we also need people to pack food items and deliver them to Chicago-area people in need to help them celebrate the holidays. The date for Passover Delivery is March 25th. You CAN help! Contact us or call 847-674-3224 to give your legacy of dignity for others.