Honor Someone you Love with a Gift of Caring to the LightHouse this Holiday Season

Do you have someone on your holiday list who already has everything they need or is simply a caring and compassionate person? Giving to the LightHouse for the Blind or Enchanted Hills Camp in their honor may just be the perfect gift for “hard to shop for” family members or friends. When you give a gift of caring, we will send the person honored a holiday card notifying them of your generous gift.

Interesting statistics about donors like you:72% of charitable giving comes from individuals (not from institutions such as government, corporate or foundation giving).

•95.4% of households give to charity.

•The average annual household contribution in the United States is $2,974.

•Middle-class Americans give a far bigger share of their discretionary income to charities than the rich. A report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy shows that households that earn $50,000 to $75,000 give an average of 7.6% of their discretionary income to charity, compared with an average of 4.2% for people who make $100,000 or more.

Important Note: Your contributions are deductible in the year made. Thus, donations charged to a credit card before the end of 2014 count for 2014. This is true even if the credit card bill isn’t paid until 2014. Also, checks count for 2014 as long as they are mailed in 2014.

To give a gift of caring or receive more information, please call Jennifer Sachs at 415-694-7333 or jsachs@lighthouse-sf.org. Or give your gift of caring online at www.lbvi.staging.wpengine.com.com/donate.