Pittsburgh was recently called the “most generous” city by Charity Navigator, but there is still a clear need for more charity work. A third of the neighborhoods in Pittsburgh still have poor quality schools, and the costs of education, housing and child care continue to rise.
If you want to embrace the Pittsburgh giving spirit, there are lots of reasons to do so, from compassion to the possibility of tax deductions. If you are thinking about giving to a local charity, here are three reasons to do just that (just make sure that you do your research before you choose a charity).
Here are three of the main benefits of giving to causes that need your financial assistance.
You Will Receive A Tax Deduction
One great advantage of giving to an IRS approved charity is that you can write off the donations when you do your tax return. There are a few restrictions that apply to these donations though, so you should check out the IRS before choosing a charity and a time to donate. [Read more…]