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‘Tis the Season….

Did you know that December is the biggest month for charitable giving?  Here’s some statistics I got from Neon

  • Nearly one-third (31%) of annual giving occurs in December;

  • 12% of all giving happens in the last three days of the year;

  • 28% of nonprofits raise between 26 and 50% of their annual funds from their year-end ask.

  • Volunteers are twice as Likely to Donate than Non Volunteers.

  • Two-thirds of people do not research before giving

Although that may be part of it, someone a little more jaded than me said December is the last chance to get a tax deduction for charitable giving.

Some of us start traditions around giving. Rez Book Club does just that.  This year we are giving books to The Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois.  The mission of THE DIAPER BANK OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS is to give diapers for the infants and children of low-income families, disabled children and adults, the elderly, and the sick, in an effort to improve the daily health, safety, and conditions of their lives. In December, diapers come with gift-wrapped books.

Mike Splitt turned his love of running into a fundraiser for several local charities. Now his passion is a tradition for many families in the area.  Read more about the Kiwanis Santa Run Mike began.  This year 1,000 Santa’s ran to give many people in the area a Happier New Year. Read more about Mike’s passion by following the link below.

http://chronicleillinois.com/news/lake-county-news/many-traditions-start-kiwanis-santa-run/

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