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12 Holiday Giving Opportunities

Holiday Giving Season is Upon Us.

Here are some easy holiday giving ideas that make an impact.

Seasons Greetings from CASA! As you may know by now, the holiday giving season is upon us. 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 2022 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. Participate in Hope for the Holidays

Our Hope for the Holidays program is in full swing, and we are working hard to make this season merry and bright for people accessing our services.

Part of overcoming the power and control of an abuser is letting survivors choose what is best for them and their children. This year, CASA is asking that anyone who would like to contribute to making our participants’ holidays a little brighter donate gift cards in increments of $25.
Help give the power, control, and the joy of gift-giving back to survivors as they recover from the trauma of domestic violence. Visit the Hope for the Holidays page for more details.

2. Share Domestic Violence Information and Resources

The easiest, most cost-effective way to give back to the community is spreading awareness and advocacy about domestic violence. Follow @CASAPinellas on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to share educational posts and CASA resources.

3. 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.

A few examples from this holiday season include a historic home trolley tour of Old Northeast and a holiday-themed cabaret show with proceeds going to CASA.

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!

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Donate to or Shop at CASA’s Thrift Boutique

Did you know CASA has a thrift store and that 100% of proceeds from the store are poured back into our programs? Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift or doing some New Year’s Resolution cleaning, the CASA Thrift Boutique is the place to be.

You can donate your gently used and new items Monday-Friday, 10am – 5pm, or Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3:30pm. When you shop with us, your dollars go back to survivors in our community. Shop or donate at 1011 First Avenue North in St. Pete!

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Amazon Wishlist

As you finish up those last-minute, online holiday purchases, consider shopping CASA’s Amazon Wishlist to send a donation directly to CASA’s offices.

12. 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, our Donor Relations Director, and he will ensure that you have all the information you need to complete a wire transfer when selling your stock!

YOU are the key to safety and hope this Holiday Season

There you have it, 12 ideas for holiday giving back 2022. 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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