YEAR END CHARITABLE GIVING

The end of the year is fast approaching and unfortunately many of us do not make any charitable donations until this time of year. Even if you do make regular donations during the year, you might be feeling fortunate to have health, friends, family, income, home, and freedom and you may be considering giving a little “extra gift” this time of the year.

If you donĀ“t have a favorite charity, check out http://charitywatch.org/ . Other options include the RE/MAX supported charities. Nationally, RE/MAX is an avid supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network http://cmn.org/index.php helping raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout North America. RE/MAX also supports the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation http://susangkomen.org/index.htm dedicated to the eradication of this life-threatening disease. Locally, RE/MAX Properties is a strong supporter of the Boys and Girls Club, http://www.boysandgirlsclubs.com/ and donates considerable resources to local service organizations annually.

Colin and I are big NASCAR fans and we like to support the Victory Junction Gang http://www.victoryjunction.org/vj/index/home We also support the Suncoast Blood Services http://www.scbb.org/ and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation http://www.jdf.org/.

If none of those appeal, our friends stayed at the Ronald McDonald house http://www.rmhc.com/rmhc/index.html while their baby daughter was gravely ill. She’s all better now, but they were very impressed with the organization and it holds a special place in their hearts.

Whatever you decide to give, please give generously and have a wonderful holiday season.