REASONS TO GIVE
Donating to the causes you care about not only benefits the charities themselves, but it can also be deeply rewarding for you too. Millions of people give to charity regularly to support causes they believe in, as well as for the positive effect it has on their own lives.
So, we reached out and ask, why do you donate, and hear is what they had to say:
It makes me feel good
I am happier when I know I helped someone
I enjoy supporting my charities I am passionate about
I felt we had a moral duty
Teaching my children about generosity
Giving back to our community is the right thing to do
It is rewarding
I care about people
Sense of obligation of giving back
I want to make a positive impact on our community
Personal connection with a cause
To be a part of something good
And the #1 reason why donors stop giving…they don’t know how their gift is being used.
In the news in May, our Youth Advisory Committee granted $5000 to buy basketballs, footballs, coloring books, jump ropes, puzzles, etc. for students to stay busy at home. They passed out these items at the CAPS food distribution and the YMCA dinner pick-up. In June, we put a list of our scholarship recipients in the newspaper, over $100,000 to scholarship went to our 2020 Graduating Class through-out the ISD School District. In July a postcard was sent to our donors letting them know the Foundation has contributed over $100,000 to our community specifically for COVID-19 relief through the support of donor-advised funds, unrestricted funds, and donations.
Keeping our donors in the loop of how their gifts are being used is important to us too.
Thank you for your continued support! Doreen