It’s that time of year when your inbox is flooded with cries to donate to your favorite charity online.
You’re either feeling great or guilty round about now. It’s that time of year when your inbox is flooded with cries to donate to your favorite charity online. But wait, maybe you’re not feeling great or guilty, but annoyed. Ticked off that so many are stretching their hands out for help.
Well, here are…
10 reasons not to donate to your favorite charity online this holiday season
You don’t have a favorite charity
Okay, guess that’s believable. After all there are so many good causes out there. Organizations that help underprivileged kids, neglected animals, homeless people, rescued wildlife and so on.
You’ve never donated online before
Now, that’s less likely. However, there are still some old school folk out there who like to give in person or send a check. We have one of those faithful regular donors who sends us a nice check twice a year.
You don’t have an extra $7 to $100 lying around
That’s true. Most of us don’t keep cash laying around. However, most of us do readily spend $100 at the store buying those little gadgets and cheap DVDs that end up laying around.
Been a lousy year financially for you
Now this one may be truly legit. However, what makes us feel better about ourselves? When we see beyond our own plight and give someone else a hand up.
It doesn’t go where you want it to anyway
Paying close attention to how your favorite charity online spends is important. In some cases up to 20% of your donation may go to fees and expenses. Sometimes your gift is thrown into a huge pot to be used however. At Nikela 100% goes to the project you pick to help save the animal you want it to.
Your kid needs that new iPhone 8
Awe kids! They have a long Wish List with the latest and greatest fed to them by the media. You might consider helping them think a bit beyond themselves this holiday season.
You gave at the office
Some companies support specific charities. You might even be able to have your donation directly deducted from your paycheck. It’s supposed to make you and the company feel good.
You don’t feel like it
Sort of mad at the world right now? That’s understandable. So much going on that’s bad. So much that it makes you feel powerless to do anything useful. Dig deep and you’ll know that’s not true.
You gave earlier this year
Kudos to you! Made you feel good right? Want to feel good again?
You don’t’ have time to find the right charity
Yes, it can seem overwhelming to find the right charity online to support. However, if you happen to be one of those crazy characters who cares about Africa’s wildlife, look no further… you might just fall in love with one of our Wildlife Heroes and decide to help.