12 Holiday Giving Opportunities
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Holiday Giving Season is Upon Us.

Here are some holiday giving ideas to make your life easy

Seasons Greetings from CASA! As you may know by now, the holiday giving season is upon us. Our Hope for the Holidays program is in full swing, and we are working hard to make this season merry and bright for people who are accessing our services.

With all of the hustle and bustle, you may not have had time to even think about holiday giving, and you may ask why is year end giving important?

Many nonprofits (CASA included) rely on tax-deductible donations this time of year to ensure we can continue sustaining and growing our lifesaving services in the new year. In fact, nearly one-third of annual giving happens during the month of December!

We want to make giving back in 2021 easier for you. Our Holiday Giving Guide is a GREAT way to learn more about creative ways to give back. But, just to give you some additional ideas and make your life easier, here are 12 ways to give back this holiday season.

1. Host a Fundraiser

Many local businesses have committed to hosting third party fundraisers for us this holiday season. Whether it’s donating partial proceeds of sales of specific products, hanging flyers around their business soliciting in-kind donations for us, or having employees bring items off of our wishlist, there are SO many ways to give.

If you are not a local business, you can still solicit donations at your holiday party. Have guests bring specific items of our wishlist and arrange a drop off time with our team!

2. Make a One-Time Gift

You do not have to give every month to make an impact. As previously stated, many nonprofits rely on year end giving to start the new year strong. So, your holiday giving project can be making a simple, one-time donation, and the impact will go a long way! Donate now.

3. Make a Monthly Gift

If you have the capacity to sign on as a monthly donor, the process is simple. When you fill out our donation form, you can click the option to become a monthly supporter of CASA. This support is vital to our organization.

4. Make an In-Kind Gift Donation

With residential and non-residential programs at CASA, we always need support in the form of in kind donations. Our wishlist is updated frequently and has current needs of support in the form of in-kind gifts.

5. Donate to or Shop at Our Thrift Store

Did you know that CASA has a thrift store and that 100% of proceeds from the store are poured back into our programs? You can donate your gently used and new items on Monday-Saturday between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Or, when you shop with us, your dollars go back to survivors in our community.

Shop at 1011 First Avenue North in St. Pete!

6. Workplace Giving and Employee Match

Does your employer provide a match for your donations? If you don’t know the answer to that question, now is a good time to find out and ask if they would match a contribution you made to CASA.

7. Donate through Vehicles For Charity and Choose CASA

Vehicles For Charity is a national organization that makes the process for selling your vehicle and donating the proceeds from the sale a non-profit simple.

The initial inquiry to start the process of donating your car with this organization, in the form of a phone call or completion of our online donation form, takes only five to ten minutes. The donation is credited to the affiliate account. Choose CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse, Inc.) as your charity of choice when selling.

8. Planned Giving

A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death, as a part of a donor’s financial or estate planning. Gifts include those of equity, life insurance, real estate, personal property, or cash.

This is a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on an organization saving lives in the community, and it’s a beautiful way to leave a legacy of hope.

9. Become a Sponsor for our 2022 Gala!

CASA’s 4th Annual Spring Gala is one you won’t want to miss. We bring the movies from the screen to The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art for YOU to experience first hands. Join us at Lights, Camera, Community Action! and become a sponsor today!

Sponsorship opportunities include various benefits, such as promotion on our social media accounts, a spot in our monthly newsletters, and so much more.

10. Amazon Wishlist or Amazon Smile

As you finish up those last minute, online holiday purchases, consider donating to CASA through Amazon Smile.

Go to www.amazonsmile.com and use your account info to log in. Click “get started” and search Community Action Stops Abuse, Inc. Click on Community Action Stops Abuse, Inc. and start shopping! Amazon will then donate a portion of what you spend at checkout to CASA.

11. Stock Donation

Do you have a stock you have been considering selling for some time but have been putting it off? Consider selling it and donating the proceeds to CASA!

The process is easy. Simply email bharris@casapinellas.org, our Donor Relations Associate, and she will ensure that you have all the information you need to complete a wire transfer when selling your stock!

12. Shop at Local Businesses Supporting CASA

Many local businesses have teamed up with us this holiday season, donating to our Hope for the Holidays program or  finding other creative ways to give! How amazing is that?

Visit our Holiday Giving Directory to see which of your local businesses is supporting CASA so you can shop there to express your gratitude and continue giving back to our community.

YOU are the key to safety and hope this Holiday Season

There you have it, 12 ideas for holiday giving back 2021. For individuals and families fleeing violence in our community, you hold the key to safety and hope, so don’t forget to spread holiday cheer this season through making an impact on your neighbors!

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