The amount of your donation will depend on what you can afford, but if that isn’t an issue for you, it may depend on whom you are giving your money. If you are making a donation to a hospital or university, you may be recognized for your charitable giving if you are adding a wing to the facility and that can be a big ego boost. However, if you are not concerned with recognition, you can always make sure your donation is anonymous. Many churches suggest that 10 percent of your income should go to charity, a church specifically, while other organizations suggest that 5 percent may be a better target. While it is up to your comfort level, and income, on how much to give, you should stick with causes that you believe in and not diversify. You’re not investing in the charitable organizations you give money to, you are trying to fund causes in which you truly believe. You may find yourself inundated with requests for money if you do donate, but those requests may be because of the amount you’re giving. If you are a big donor, your charity will solicit you directly because they don’t want to lose you as a donor. However, if you are giving small donations, they may sell your information to a clearinghouse for charities and you will find more requests for your money. Consider the causes you believe in before writing a cheque and then do some research to find the best charities to donate to. While it may not seem worth the effort for a few dollars, if you are donating significant amounts of money, you will probably want to know where and how you’re money is spent. Most of us want our money to go where it will be spent on the cause. If you have a passion for helping people in need or those who are looking to change their lives and need a hand up not a hand out, then consider donating to Sheltered by Grace.
We are not government funded, and the money to fund the ongoing support of our clients in need of transformation comes directly from a portion of our client’s Centrelink
benefits and from donations.