There are many reasons to give at the end of the year (and really any time). Maybe you are completing a New Year’s resolution, or want to set an example for your children. Or maybe you just want some feel-good feelings; the joy that comes from giving! Whatever your reason for giving this season, know that year-end gifts to a non-profit can help fill a potential gap between what they thought would come in and what actually did. Here are 5 ways you can take action and give this holiday season to directly impact our mission and vision:
- Planned Gift Through Estate
Making a planned gift through your estate, IRA or stock account is a special way to support MPA and to leave a lasting legacy. A legacy gift continues to give life to our projects for many years to come. Setting aside a gift for MPA can be completed by contacting our office.
Alternative gifts represent funding to one of MPA’s five program areas. They are a profound way to give a gift to a loved one, while at the same time giving a hand up to help someone climb out of poverty. These gifts give twice—they celebrate the recipient and they change lives in Africa. Find a gift that’s perfect for everyone on your list.
- Host a Fundraiser
Invite friends, family, and colleagues to support your own way of fundraising for MPA (car wash? spaghetti dinner? personal 5k? birthday donations in lieu of gifts?). Contact us for ideas and steps to set up your own campaign page.
- Employer Donation Match Program
Double your impact for those in need by checking with your employer if your gift is eligible to be matched. Please let us know what we can do to provide the necessary information to your employer. Often times this is just as easy as recording our tax ID number and an address of where to have your matched gift given.
- Donate in Honor
Honoring or remembering a loved one through a donation to MPA is an especially meaningful way of paying tribute to a special person. You can make a donation online to honor someone anytime throughout the year.