Giving at Christmas

This pic here is the boot of my car last week – I am proud to have contributed these much needed goodies to the Warrnambool and District Food Share’s Christmas Appeal.

With so many worthy causes calling for assistance, particularly at this time of the year, it can be difficult to choose just one of them to support.

This particular charity is being supported by my Brother’s work, so for me it was a way to support them too.

But let’s get back to the giving…we often consider that a cash contribution to charity might be eligible for a tax deduction, but did you know that you might be able to get a tax deduction for providing goods to charities as well?

The important detail to check is if the charity is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) – to do this simply check the details in their Australian Business Number (ABN) registration here.

On a personal note, please know that every little bit helps. Just one item or a few dollars can make all the difference to those in need and I implore you to consider helping if you can.

And if you are reading this and things are financially tough for you right now, there are plenty of people and organisations willing to lend a hand, please let them.



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