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The average American gives 4.7% of their income to charities. And it seems the Holiday season is when most decide to support local charities and make donations. Donations come in every shape and size, some donate their time, while others donate home good and foods, or others monetarily.
“According to Charity Navigator 57% of Americans said they donate to charity in some way over the holiday season. Of those who do, 46% said they make a monetary donation directly to an organization, 64% donate to a third party like a bell ringer or store that collects donations for a charity at checkout, 24% buy gifts for people through a mitten tree or adopt-a-family program, 63% donate items like home goods or nonperishable foods, and 22% donate time by volunteering”.
Almost thirty percent of annual giving is done during the month of December, and a new tradition in the making “Giving Tuesday” aims to support the donating during the Holiday Season. This new tradition focuses on the likes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the idea is to get people excited about giving in the same way they might get excited about buying a big-screen TV at a bargain price. The Giving Tuesday initiative was launched by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to urge charities, businesses, schools and religious and community groups to give back around the holidays.
While Giving Tuesday has already passed for this year it is still not too late to make a donation to your local charity. HopeLine is always in need of donations to help us support our growing organization and help support our community. Below is a list of the many ways you can support HopeLine:
Consider making a Memorial Gift
HopeLine accepts Memorial Gifts and gifts in honor of friends and family. We will send a card acknowledging your gift to the appropriate person. Please include the name and address of the designated person.
Many companies will match gifts you make to charities, such as HopeLine. Check with your human resources department to see if your company has a matching program and how you can use it to maximize your gift to HopeLine.
Volunteer Recognition Gifts
Some companies reward you for volunteering with a local non-profit by giving a fixed donation after you complete a number of volunteer hours. Check with your human resources department if your volunteer service qualifies.
Triangle United Way
HopeLine is a Triangle United Way member agency. During the annual Triangle United Way Campaign there is a place for you to make a specific donation to HopeLine. HopeLine's designation code is 500.
Combined Federal Campaign
Donate using the Combined Federal Campaign at their website: http://www.cfcgreaternc.org/_root/index.php?content_id=5190 and enter HopLine's designation code: 56143 to designate funds towards our organization.
State Employees Combined Campaign
Donate using the State Employees Combined campaign fund and follow the website at http://www.ncsecc.org/donate and use HopeLine's designation code: 3758 to designate funds to us
If you are looking for more information on HopeLine or are interested in donating visit our website www.hopeline-nc.org or email one of our employees at email@example.com
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