It’s the last day of the year, so you just have minutes to sneak in those tax deductions. 

I’m sure you have your favorite places to give to – but have you checked out Charity Navigator to make sure that the organizations you are supporting are being transparent, and using your donation they way you would want?   You can check out the site here –

If you’re looking for some ideas, here are a few that we support each year:

International Justice Mission – They take legal action to not only rescue people who have been trafficked or are trapped in forced labor, IJM has a legal team that represents them in court.  Amazing organization.

Blood: Water Mission – Clean water saves lives.  Blood:Water brings clean water to third world countries, as well as builds clinics that supply life-saving medicines and education to help end the AIDS crisis in Africa.

PetSmart Charities – A top charity according to Charity Navigator, and PetSmart Charities is responsible for over 10% of pet adoptions in the US. They invest in over 3000 pet welfare groups in the US!  Your money goes a long way with PetSmart!

Where do you give?  What’s important to you?  Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve – and help some great organizations today!