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Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:34 PM

How are your charitable donations changing this year?

Are you donating less? More? To any new organizations?

I'm adding the Women's Refugee Commission to my list this year, for their work on behalf of migrant families at the U.S. border.

With the higher standard deduction in place for 2018 Federal Income Taxes, I may not end up itemizing deductions, but I still want to make a difference with my dollars, so I'm donating about as much as I have in previous years. Scrambling to get a few more contributions in by Monday.

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Reply How are your charitable donations changing this year? (Original post)
klook Dec 2018 OP
Bluepinky Dec 2018 #1
Demovictory9 Dec 2018 #2
klook Dec 2018 #4
spinbaby Dec 2018 #3
roamer65 Dec 2018 #5
Cold War Spook Dec 2018 #6
sinkingfeeling Dec 2018 #7
klook Dec 2018 #8
sinkingfeeling Dec 2018 #9
klook Dec 2018 #11
GulfCoast66 Dec 2018 #10
dembotoz Dec 2018 #12

Response to klook (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:39 PM

1. I'm donating about the same amount.

I mostly donate to environmental and animal rights groups, also to NH Food Bank. I donate throughout the year.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:43 PM

2. I focused more on voter rights groups and ACLU in 2018. Will continue to. Voter suppression

is how the GOP keep power

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:46 PM

4. Good plan.

The ACLU is always one of my top priorities, and this year is no exception. I may add Fair Fight Georgia, the group formed by Stacey Abrams.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:43 PM

3. The standard deduction is much higher this year

So you need higher deductions to itemize. I chose to make a larger contribution this year and itemize. I like to keep my giving local and the bulk of it goes to our animal shelter.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 01:51 PM

5. I'll be honest.

I lost a good size bonus to Dumpís tariffs. I will be budget cutting and charities are on my cut list.

Elections have consequences.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:13 PM

6. Basicall the same.

 

I am a 100% service-connected disabled veteran so I don't pay income tax so that doesn't have an effect on us. I give to the local Baptist Children's Home, commissary and phone privileges at a local prison for the poor, pet food and vet bills for needy dogs and cats and cash for the homeless.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 02:38 PM

7. Donated more. Mostly to international groups in Yeman and Syria. Lots

of environmental groups. ACLU and Amnesty. Tons to wildlife and domestic animals.
Zero to groups based in Arkansas.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 06:24 PM

8. Thanks. What orgs would you recommend for helping in Yemen & Syria? (nt)

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Response to klook (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 09:24 PM

9. I give monthly to Doctors Without Borders and UNHCR. I also

give to Oxfam, Mercy Corp., and UNICEF.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:45 PM

11. Cool

I already have Oxfam and DWB on my list and will look at the others. Thanks!

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Response to klook (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 09:29 PM

10. We haven't itemized in years.

House paid, no kids.

Giving the same. Mainly to the United Way for local issues focusing on poverty.

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Response to klook (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 10:50 PM

12. Charity about same way way more political

The charity I do because it's the right thing to do, don't think about deduction.

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