Reason for this Goal: Charity donations and helping others less fortunate than ourselves is a great way to live. There are millions, and perhaps billions, of people in this world who are living life without what we consider to be essential necessities for living a good life. Often, we forget about the people that need help in our very own community.
Some of the top charities to donate to that you can support to make charity donations include:
Donating money is a very personal decision, with no right or wrong amount. The average amount donated is reported to be in the range of 3% to 5% of one’s net or gross income.
Suggested Goal(s): Donate 3% of your income, annually, to the charities of your choice.
Your Outrageous Goal: Donate 10% or more of your income, annually, to the charities of your choice.
Many live in an affluent community; however, there are neighborhoods and people who struggle among us, who are not visible to many and go unnoticed. Through our support of organizations like United Way, there are numerous local community groups that get supported financially to make a real difference.
One of the organizations that we continue to support through workplace donations (payroll deduction) is United Way, as they support so many different local community groups in need.
We also sponsored for many years a child in Ghana through the World Vision program. We received information periodically throughout the year about the good use that our charity donations were being used for. It was a teaching moment for our children to see us supporting such an important cause.