With the holidays now in full swing, you may be evaluating or re-revaluating how much to give to charitable causes and where to donate. These are highly personal decisions and are many times influenced by our financial circumstances, life experiences or personal connections to particular causes.
Do you donate your TIME, MONEY or BOTH?
Keep in mind that any donation be it time or money is a good thing and will give you a great feeling inside because you are performing a good deed. When you are donating though you want to make sure that your hard earned money and valuable time are going to make a difference. Evaluating charities can be a daunting task because there is so much information to peruse. Charity Navigator is a well known organization, which provides descriptions for many different charities and grants result based ratings to each one. Volunteer Match is another great online tool to navigate you to the volunteer opportunities that are available in your local area.
Tis the season for giving so here are some ideas that you can commit to this year:
- Volunteer for a service organization
- Adopt a family to give gifts and food
- Help a neighbor decorate their Christmas tree
- Volunteer to help at a community holiday dinner
- Donate items to a food pantry
- Donate blood or plasma
- Give a friend a hug
- Visit the elderly
- Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in the drive-through
OR JOIN US AT FARRELLY REALTY GROUP FOR OUR ANNUAL WRAPPING PARTY!!!!
Giving is always near and dear to our hearts here at Farrelly Realty Group but it is especially important at this time of year. Our special charity event is to help the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families provide gifts to families in need to have Merry Christmas! Please consider signing up for item or picking a child to shop for at http://bit.ly/2018WrappingPartySignUp , and then join us on Sunday December 16 for a festive wrapping party to help bring the holiday spirit to life. If you can't stay for the party, you can feel free to dropped the wrapped, tagged gifts off that day, or reach out to Geri Farrelly at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange another time to drop them off.
Date: 12/16/2018 (Sun.)
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Location: Kitty's Restaurant (back room) 123 Main Street, North Reading