Friday, November 5, 2010

Where Should I Give and Why?

It seems like everyone is asking for your donation dollars this year. And maybe everyone is! Times are hard in Northern Michigan and dollars are fewer and farther between than we've seen in a long time. The reasons for giving, however, have not changed. People are in need all across our great state, our nation, and our world.

We receive many calls at our offices in Alpena and Traverse City asking about how our donation dollars are spent. The short-hand way to describe it is this:

1) All money collected by the local offices is split 70/30 with the National Association. We keep 70% of each dollar right here in Northern Michigan. The remaining money is split 15% and 15% to research and awareness at the national level.

2) All money collected by the National Office is split 30/70 with Northern Michigan receiving 30% to further the work here in our area.

The best way to keep more of your donation dollars in Northern Michigan is to donate through one of our local offices. You can call either office to request a donation envelope at any time. The phone numbers are listed to the right. Thank you, your donations of any amount do make a difference!

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