Running in the ING New York City Marathon was a personal challenge that Mike Havard had undertaken successfully before. In 2004, however, he raised the bar for himself even higher by committing to use his participation in the marathon as a way to generate funds for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut. That year, his fundraising efforts brought in close to $40,000 for the Camp.
Charity comes to mind when doing your taxes. For me its for two reason. First any donations you make are usually a chance to write off on your taxes. But please follow the advise of a CPA or a tax professional when it comes to what you can write off and what you can’t.
Secondly, any tax refund you get back is another opportunity to give back to charity and help your local community. I always favor local charities and its as easy as going to Google and searching “your local city/state + charities” for some ideas. So when you get that well deserved tax refund hopefully think about giving 5,10, or 15% of it to a local charity that can help others.
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Sometimes catastrophes hit without warning or notice. And for the people of Haiti this exactly what happen. We all spend at least 5.00 a day on lunch, Starbucks, cigarettes what ever. My point is that we should all pitch in as much as we can and help people in their time of need because you never know when it will happen to you.