It’s that time of year again. The holidays are full of hustle and bustle, Christmas cards, and holiday parties. Get your shopping lists ready for gifts, special treats and white elephant games.
Did you know there are several ways to support Lakeshore will checking things off your festive Christmas list? Why not make the most impact with the time and money you are already spending? Sounds like an adulting gold star to us.
Here are some things to think about.
Take just a few seconds to set up your Amazon account to Amazon smile. Amazon donates a percentage of each purchase to the charitable organization of your choice. Make sure to set a bookmark, so you never forget to order through Amazon Smile!
Kroger Community Rewards
Are you a holiday baker? Cooking Christmas dinner for the whole family? Make sure all those trips to the grocery store for ingredients for Christmas confections also earn Lakeshore donations through Kroger Community Rewards.
Have you ever heard of Giving Assistant? Take a few minutes to set up your account to support Lakeshore and shop through their website to tons of stores on your Christmas shopping list, including Home Depot, Best Buy, Macy’s, Walmart, and more. Add Lakeshore as your charity, purchase the things on your list through their site, and Giving Assistant sends us a check just because you did your Christmas shopping! What a win win!
Company Matching Gifts
Ok, this one does require some funds of your own, but have you checked to see if your employer matches gifts? Double your impact with your regular year-end charity giving by getting your employer match. Many companies offer this as a benefit to their employees. Usually, all it takes is filling out a form to inform your finance department.
If you are 70.5 years old or older and have an IRA, you have a minimum withdrawal amount each year. To avoid paying taxes on the withdrawal, consider donating the withdrawal to the charity of your choice. We would be ever grateful!