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With the spirit of giving and community in the air, people give more during the holidays than any other time of the year. In fact, nearly one-third of annual giving occurs in December. This huge influx of donations helps a lot of nonprofits carry out their missions, but there are people and groups in need year round. Here are a few reasons you should consider adding more giving to your New Year’s resolution.

If you’re looking for a charity to help out this year, consider becoming a part of the solution to homelessness with a gift to CASA.

Why You Shouldn’t Limit Giving to Just the Holiday Season

Your Favorite Charities Can Help More People

Despite the increase giving that occurs near the year’s end, most organizations still fall short of the amount they hoped to raise. An increase in donations during the rest of the year can help nonprofit groups do a better job of working toward their missions.

You’ll Feel Great Year Round

The organizations you give to aren’t the only ones who benefit from donating. Anyone who has donated or given a great present knows that doing so makes them feel great. Medical studies show that giving releases pleasure chemicals in your brain, like serotonin and dopamine. Giving is also linked to physical health benefits, like lower blood pressure and a longer life.

With all the gifts you’ll give out over the holidays, you’ll get plenty of these warm feelings. Donating throughout the rest of the year lets you experience the joy of giving even longer.

You’ll Have More Money to Give

Money can feel tight after you’ve bought a holiday gift for everyone on your list. By the end of the year, it can be hard finding that extra money to donate to your favorite charities. Giving is much easier to do the rest of the year when you have more available funds to draw from.

Give the Gift of Housing in 2018 with CASA

There are over 1,200 individuals living without homes in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, many of whom live with disability. CASA has made it their mission to get every one of them into affordable, high-quality apartments, but we can’t do it alone. Every little contribution helps us create more homes for more people.

CASA makes giving all year easy. On our donation page, just check the box that reads, “Show my support by making this a recurring donation.” You’ll be able to choose how often you’d like to give with weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly options.

Join CASA’s efforts to end homelessness in North Carolina with your donation in 2018.