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The Not-So-Obvious Side Effects of Charity

Like many of the Christmas movies we all know and love, charitable giving is a way to help those less fortunate and bring loved ones closer together. Many companies also see this move as a positive move in the public arena, and are susceptible to tax breaks from generous contributions. So what are the side effects of charity? There is more than meets the eye when you give your time and/or money to an Arizona charity. Your mental health can … Read More

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Make-a-Wish Foundation Arizona

The Make-a-Wish Foundation in Arizona is an organization that is dedicated to granting the wishes of children suffering from life threatening medical conditions to “enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy” Phoenix Arizona houses the national headquarters and the founding chapter which was brought into inception in 1980. In 1980 7-year-old Christopher James Greicius was undergoing treatment for leukemia. He expressed to his family that he had always wanted to be a police officer. Chistopher befriended U.S. customs … Read More

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St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works within Arizona to alleviate the widespread issue of hunger. Currently, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance operates within 15 of Arizona’s major counties, existing as the world’s first food bank and sustaining itself through intense volunteerism efforts. St. Mary’s belongs to Feeding America, a network of nearly 200 similar organizations operating as food banks. St. Mary’s distributes roughly the equivalent of 60 million pounds of food annually, with that number … Read More

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Charitable Giving Does Not Have to be “Taxing”

Besides the obvious social and economic pluses to donating to a local worthy cause, there may also be something in it for you! Charitable giving does not have to be “taxing”     With some gifts you give, you may be eligible for a tax break, depending on your tax bracket. The higher your tax break, the more money you are allowed to get back, don’t let that deter you if you’re in the lower brackets though, you can still receive a break! … Read More

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