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Too Late for 2019 Charitable Giving? Not a Chance!

Dec 27, 2019 | Giving & Philanthropy, News

​Did you know?

  • That the IRS considers online donations for 2019 to be right up until 11:59 pm on December 31?
  • If you mail a check to a charity, it counts for 2019 if it’s postmarked on or before December 31?
  • 31% of all annual giving occurs in December?
  • 12% of all giving happens in the last three days of the year?

So no, it isn’t too late to give to Coleman Professional Services, an IRC 501©(3) designated charity, and your other favorite charities!

Please Remember Us

We helped roughly 30,000 individuals in nine Ohio counties this year, whether it was through psychiatric, psychotherapy, or 24/7 access care. Your year-end gift can help us give even more.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Coleman Professional Services as you plan your year-end giving. Please go to our online donation page or print our donation form and mail your check to Coleman Professional Services, 5982 Rhodes Road, Kent, OH 44240.

If you have more time than donation dollars, please consider volunteering with us in 2020. If you have questions, please contact us at 330-673-1347 or send an email to volunteer@colemanservices.org.

Giving Does Good

A recent article in Psychology Today included a comprehensive review of more than 500 studies on why people give conducted by researchers at the University of Notre Dame drew some interesting conclusions. Giving is more common among people who are religious, have higher levels of education, own a home, are married and live in smaller towns. People are also more likely to give when they understand the need they are fulfilling and when they can relate to the cause they are supporting.

And, as a bonus, it turns out there is solid evidence that givers experience benefits themselves.

Another study funded by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute found that giving is positively related to life satisfaction, and the more people give (as a percentage of their household income) the more satisfaction they feel. A 2008 study conducted by researchers from Harvard and the University of British Columbia found that spending money on others leads to lasting improvements in people’s overall happiness.

A longitudinal study by researchers at the University of Buffalo found that people who engaged in helping behaviors with their neighbors and friends, such as running errands, cooking meals, or providing child care, reduced their mortality rates compared with those who did not help.

And a 2007 study published in the journal Science found donating to a charity activates neural activity in areas of the brain that are linked to reward processing – the same areas that are activated by pleasures like eating and sex.

As 2019 comes to a close we hope you think about finding a way to share some of what you have with others. The bottom line is that giving provides as many benefits to the giver as to the recipient.

Thank you for your continued support of Coleman Professional Services. Wishing you and yours have all the best in 2020!

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It’s not too late – and every little bit helps!