Supporting non-profit organizations can have more benefits than you might think. If you’re on the edge about giving to charity, check out these perks:
Tax benefits. Charitable donations may be written off as a tax deduction in Canada. The process is easy and lets you contribute directly to issues you’re personally concerned about, so there is no reason not to give yourself a little boost after giving back.
- See your efforts in action. If you give consistently to the same organization, you have a chance to really see your dollars go to work. Look for ones that have established monthly giving or sponsorship programs. For example, Beautiful World Canada allows you to sponsor a female student in Africa for just $1.67 a day. This covers the costs of her essentials, lets her focus on being a good student, and keeps you up to date on her success.
- Pay it forward. No one goes through life without a little help. It is important to remember those who have helped us when times are rough, and to celebrate them by helping others.
Find more information on how to give back at www.beautifulworldcanada.org.