Donations this Holiday Season
Now more than ever, if you are lucky enough to be able to donate goods of many different kinds, you absolutely should. As many people struggle financially through 2020, the need for all types of donations has only increased. With that being said, it can be understandably difficult to find the time necessary to gather the goods you want to donate and actually get them to a place that can really use them and put them to go use.

However, there are loads of reasons why doing that extra leg work and getting some donations out will help you.

So, if you are looking for reasons to donate, you have come to the right place! Let’s break down four meaningful reasons why people donate.

It feels great

There is a saying that goes, “The only thing better than receiving is giving.” Chances are good you know exactly what this means even if you have never heard the saying before. Basically, people often feel better when they are being generous with their time or money even compared to when they receive a great gift or a helping hand. If you have the ability to give, no is absolutely the time to do it.

Whether you want to donate good or canned goods, money, or wholesale hygiene kits for homeless shelters, there is no way to go wrong. Simply think about what you can do in order to help people in need and do it!

You want to be a part of something

The year 2020 has been a year of sad isolation for a lot of us. For that reason, it can be easy to feel like we are alone. That is why donating can really help right now. Donating repeatedly gives you the chance to be part of a community of givers who are communicating and planning through email and text nearly every day. Even better, once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, you will be able to meet these new friends face to face and ideally build meaningful relationships with them that last a lifetime!

There has never been more need

Now that we have mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to mention that there has never been a greater need for donations of any kind. Millions of Americans are out of work and that has led to entire families being desperate for anything they can get. That means food, home goods, medical equipment and more. If you are lucky enough to have the resources necessary to give, then you absolutely should.

Tax benefits

There is no reason why wanting tax benefits shouldn’t be considered a totally legitimate reason why you should donate. Donating allows you to write off a certain amount each year and can save you money via the amount that you have to pay at the end of the year. While this may not be your primary reason to donate, it can certainly be considered an added benefit.