Spread The Cheer Reap The Rewards
Amidst the merrymaking of the holiday season, don't forget the joy that comes from giving beyond ourselves. Year-end giving isn't just about tax deductions and do-gooder badges; it's about spreading the holiday spirit far and wide, and yes, even reaping some benefits for yourself!
1. Amplify the Impact: Your year-end contribution can be the difference between maintaining and expanding our vital services, impacting more of our community just when they need it most.
2. Spark Personal Joy: Studies show that giving to others activates the pleasure centers in our brains, releasing a happy cocktail of endorphins and oxytocin. This "helper's high" is real, and the joy of knowing you've made a positive difference can linger long after the holidays are over.
3. Maximize Your Giving Power: Feeling generous but budget-conscious? Year-end is the perfect time to leverage tax benefits. Itemizing deductions can lower your taxable income, effectively making your charitable donation even more impactful. Talk to your financial advisor to explore your options and stretch your giving power.
4. Foster Gratitude: The holidays are a natural time to reflect on blessings and appreciate what we have. Supporting a cause close to your heart can be a powerful way to express gratitude, reminding yourself of the importance of community and shared humanity.
5. Create a Meaningful Tradition: Turn year-end giving into a family ritual. Involve your family to instill valuable lessons about compassion, social responsibility, and the power of collective action.
Go beyond the gift wrapping and embrace the spirit of giving. Remember, it's not just about the size of your gift, but the heart behind it. Every contribution, whether monetary, volunteer hours, or simply spreading awareness, matters. Let's make year-end giving a tradition that keeps on giving, long after the holiday lights fade.
Speaking of the holidays! Did you catch the Christmas Eve Concert? Watch the magic again and again here and share to spread the cheer through the New Year.
Here are two ways you can end your year with Be Like Brit:
1) Make a monthly or one time donation at BeLikeBrit.org/donate
2) Sponsor a child at BeLikeBrit.org/sponsor
3) Donate on Venmo @BeLikeBrit
On behalf of all of us at Be Like Brit, we wish you a Happy, Healthy New Year filled with Faith, Hope and Love for the year ahead!