The weather is warm and Canadians have vacations on their minds. While lots of us spend time at cottages during the summer months, others are going to some faraway places.
Support Your Favourite Charities
By all means, enjoy some rest and relaxation, but please don’t forget to support your favourite charity this summer! Charities receive approximately 30% of their donations in December and only about 4% in July (networkforgood.com/2015-online-giving-trends). This trend can be a problem for many charities, especially small ones.
Small Charities Need Your Help
In her blog post, Canada’s Small Charities Need Your Help This Summer, Marina Glogovac writes, “This cyclical nature of donations creates a funding shortage for small charities in the summer. Donors may be vacationing with their families, or perhaps they choose to focus their giving during the holiday season, but it’s a real struggle for small charities as their work continues year round. And just like small businesses are considered the backbone of the Canadian economy, small charities are the backbone of the charitable sector. They provide many of the on-the-ground programs and services communities rely on, addressing unmet needs and working to solve social problems” (www.huffingtonpost.ca).
If you’re like many of us, we want to give and even plan to give, but we get busy and procrastinate. Abundance Canada can help! With our flexible gifting accounts, all your giving is in one place. You make one donation to Abundance Canada and we help you distribute your gift to the charities of your choice.
How Gifting Accounts Work
You give Abundance Canada the names of charities you wish to benefit, the amounts you wish to give, and when you want the charities to receive the gifts. We’ll distribute the entire amount at once, or you can request smaller disbursements to charities as needs arise. You may also request that regular gifts be sent over a period of time.