As we enter the holiday season, our greatest wish for you is to experience the joy of giving. But we know sometimes all of the tasks that come at this time of year can pile up – making our gift wrapping and check writing less joyful and more arduous. Instead of waiting, consider tackling one to-do on your long holiday prep list early. Here are four helpful facts about holiday giving:
- Nonprofits need your donations before year-end, but they don’t necessarily need them at the end of the year. A gift in November is no less effective than one in late December. In fact, with the busyness of processing last-minute donations, an early gift might be the best gift.
- You get the same tax benefits for the year whether you make a gift in now or December 31. Why not ease the burden your financial advisors and stockbrokers feel at the end of the year by giving before the rush? You’ll be less stressed, too.
- The market doesn’t perform according to calendar dates. Why should your giving? For appreciated assets, the best time to give them is when you believe they’ve appreciated and can maximize your charitable giving. Don’t let December 31st make that decision.
- There’s no need to wait until you receive your year-end bonus or sell appreciated stock to get the ball rolling on a donor advised fund. You can start the paperwork to establish a fund now. Then, transfer your gift into the fund when you’re ready, and start recommending grants!
As we move forward into this season of giving, please consider a gift to St. Anastasia in your Estate. We understand that the holidays are a very busy time for everyone, which is why we encourage you to use our online giving system as a safe and convenient way to continue your giving. Online Giving is a secure way to give to the parish. You can also manage your account and donations by computer, tablet, or smart phone. St. Anastasia thanks you for your continued support and contribution to our community. May you be blessed with the joy of this holiday season!
To learn more about Online Giving please visit: https://www.osvhub.com/st-anastasia-hutchinson/funds
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