Give a Giving Card this Holiday Season
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After today there are just four shopping days left before Christmas, and the clock seems to be ticking faster and faster as the holiday season progresses. Fortunately there’s still time to purchase Giving Cards from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons.
Giving Cards can be redeemed online to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. They make great gifts for everyone on your list – friends, family, colleagues, clients and employees.
Perceptive Software of Shawnee, Kan. purchased Giving Cards customized with their logo to give as holiday gifts this season.
“We chose to use Giving Cards because they are a creative and thoughtful alternative for recognizing our employees who have gone above and beyond their normal duties. The Giving Cards not only help shine the spotlight on standout employees, but also enable them to share their success with the community by supporting an initiative they care about. Sometimes the best gift to give is the one that gives back, and we’re proud to be able to do it,” says Darren Knipp, Chief Technology Officer at Perceptive Software.
Giving Cards are a big hit with younger crowds as well. Earlier this month, Community Foundation Senior Vice President Jackie Kindred purchased 35 Giving Cards to give to members of the Holy Trinity School choir for performing at her annual holiday party.
“The students gave up a Saturday night to sing; we wanted them to have a chance to support a nonprofit of their choice, and experience the joy of giving,” Jackie said.
Carl Chinnery of Chinnery Evans & Nail, P.C. in Lee’s Summit, Mo. bought each of his 17 grandchildren a $25 Giving Card.
“Jean and I are always looking for ways to pass along the value of charitable giving to our family. Giving Cards are a great way to let our grandchildren learn about and support charities that are important to them. Because giving cards can be redeemed at their charity of choice anywhere in the country, it doesn’t matter where our family members live,” Carl said.
And when you purchase a Giving Card, the entire amount of your purchase is tax deductible. Now that’s a smarter way to give this holiday season!
To ensure you receive your Giving Cards in time for Christmas, we recommend that you pick up your Giving Card order at our office in downtown Kansas City. Please note our office will be closed on Monday, December 26.
Authored by: Leanne Breiby, Communications Manager