26 May 2021

The Giving Train. All Aboard!

The Giving Train. All Aboard!

As life is somewhat returning to normal post-pandemic and with a little extra cash from stimulus checks and tax refunds in our bank accounts, many are thrilled with new opportunities to share small blessings in BIG ways through their favorite charities.

 

Practically at every turn we are met with news and reports from organizations, such as the Children’s Defense Fund , outlining the great number of people who live in poverty. Recent data shows that more than 34 million people lived below the poverty level in 2019, 1 with 10.5 million children among them. 2

 

This is not only heart wrenching but it hits home for many of us—particularly when we factor in that 70.1 percent of these children had at least one parent who was employed, and 33.7 percent were working full-time throughout the entire year.

 

Though often confronted with the grim reality of the socio-economic needs in our country, as soon as the numbers are released, the data is staggering. Further, taking into account this information is pre-pandemic, we can safely assume that those numbers are unfortunately higher today!

 

This is where non-profits like Team National Hope come in to gather the sheaves! Simply put, when you and I pull together our financial resources—no matter how diminutive they might appear, an exponential and effective difference is made in the lives of children and families both at home and abroad.

 

Here’s some GOOD NEWS!

Trending organizations, such as Comic Relief U.S. which is in charge of the Red Nose Day3 campaign, are transitioning to year-round fundraisers. Long standing non-profits like RMHC (Ronald McDonald House Charities) are unmatched in their efforts to provide access to quality health care. As they enable parents to be present and involved in the well-being and medical care of their children, they continue to bridge the gap. Feeding America, coming in second after the American Red Cross in Charity Navigator’s 10 Super-Sized Charities 4 list, spent more than $2 billion in FYE 2019.

 

Here’s even BETTER NEWS!

Team National Hope Foundation emerged on the giving front, raising nearly $1 million since inception in 2017 (not bad for a little caboose, right!).

 

With TN Hope’s all-encompassing endeavor to inspire hope and help communities, here is their call to action. Will you consider making a donation for the children? If so, we encourage you to do so today. Let’s not stop this giving train and link up for more impactful giving!

 

We’d love to read your comments—drop us a line or two! We also welcome you in for a virtual walk-through on our site , and if you have a specific question concerning the TN Hope Foundation, you can always reach us at wecare@tnhope.org.

 

 

Speak with your tax advisor for more information on the unique benefits of tax-deductible contributions.


1 Poverty is defined as an annual income below $25,926 for a family of four with two children—about $2,161 a month, $499 a week, or $71 a day.

2 Numbers collected by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 15, 2020, are not indicative of the realities and disparities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

3 To inquire about the Red Nose Day Fund grantee partners, please visit RedNoseDay.org/impact.

4 This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY 2019, the most recent Form 990 received at that time.


 

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