Ten Reasons to Give
10. It’s a write-off
That’s right. Your donation to the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County is tax deductible as long as no items, goods, or services are received in return. You have to love that.
9. You are not alone
Giving to the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County is a powerful way to invest in your community. Your donation combines with many other contributions to enhance the collective impact within our community. We can produce a healthier, stronger community by working together.
8. More bang for your buck
With a single donation to the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County, you can help numerous people, agencies, and programs throughout the LOU community and no amount is too small to make a significant impact.
7. The kids are watching
We are role models and always telling our kids to share. Teaching children about philanthropy develops community awareness along with social responsibility and develops skills on how to be a good neighbor. These are important life lessons they will carry into adulthood.
6. It won’t break your bank
You might be wondering how much you should give. You would be amazed at how sharing an hour’s pay each month can make a meaningful difference in someone’s life. Dollars quickly add up to produce significant impact and no gift is too small to make a meaningful difference.
5. Your money stays in your own backyard
The money you donate to the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County supports local programs and organizations. The dollars raised in your community stay in your community to help build a better place for us all to live, work, and raise our families. A gift to our local United Way truly is neighbor helping neighbor.
4. You decide how your money is applied
A donation to the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County can be customized to target any agency or focus you choose. For example, you might want to help children and youth succeed, promote self-sufficiency for the elderly, sustain people in crisis, or help families in need. The ability to designate allows your gift to become personal and meaningful to you.
3. It’s good for you
There have been recent studies that show philanthropy has health benefits, including boosting the immune system and releasing endorphins that improve your mood. So don’t give until it hurts. Instead, give until it feels good.
2. Your money is safe
The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County has strict state and federal guidelines we must follow, not to mention our own bylaws, code of ethics, and core values. In addition, community volunteers review and evaluate the programs seeking grant funds to make sure they are efficient and effective. Funding decisions are based on the performance and impact of the proposed programs and initiatives. We ensure that your money is being spent wisely.
And the #1 reason is…
1. There is strength in numbers
The strength of our community depends on the strength of the United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County. Join with our amazing donors, partners, volunteers, and advocates and invest in our community today. Every investment produces incredible returns as we work hand in hand for the betterment of Oxford and Lafayette County.