Local charities are staffed and run by local people who are in tune with what is happening in our community. They are connected to their community and best understand local needs, along with how to meet those needs.
2. Local donations help your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Donations stay within your own community and are utilized for local people. While we know people suffer all over the world, local charities are there to provide physical, nutritional, emotional and financial assistance to those we may know in our immediate proximity. You can support the people you know and care about.
3. Giving local helps improve the quality of life of the individuals that live locally.
Giving locally helps build a stronger community. By helping individuals in need in your own community, you are reducing hunger and homelessness, you are supporting those with cancer or mental illness, and you are assisting those struggling with substance abuse issues. Supporting the lives of local individuals experiencing these stressors not only improves their quality of life, but your local support ultimately positively impacts your day-to-day life in our community.
4. You can see the impact of your donations.
Because your donations stay within your community, you are able to witness or hear the stories of the individuals you have been helped. Those people are your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
5. Local giving is face to face.
Local charities are engaged in the community. Local charities collaborate with other local charities to provide the greatest outcome from your donation. Donating local goes to an organization that you can visit personally. There is no unreachable hierarchy. You can meet staff and see the good they do daily, first-hand. You are able to put a face to that organization. You are able to develop a personal relationship with the organization and their mission.
6. Local donations impact the local economy.
Supporting local charities that support local individuals positively impacts our local economy. Your dollars are not going to executives outside of our community. In addition, by trying to keep our friends, coworkers and neighbors from financial ruin during a cancer diagnosis, we are helping them remain in their homes, at their jobs and allowing them to care for their family.
7. Local charities are PASSSIONATE about their cause and their local community.
Nonprofit leaders and staff personnel are passionate about their organization. Very often they have a personal connection to their mission. At Cancer Patient Services, we understand cancer. Our staff members have experienced it in our own families and close personal circles. We care about those individuals in our community who have received a cancer diagnosis. They are our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, too.
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