Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Herald and News: Klamath Falls, Oregon

Herald and News: Klamath Falls, Oregon: "Gifts of philanthropy will pay dividends for years to come
Published December 5, 2004
By Joan Staunton
Guest columnist
For how many years have we found ourselves so caught up in the holiday whirlwind that our best intentions of giving to important charitable causes fall by the wayside?
This year, given the immense needs of individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in Klamath Falls and throughout Oregon, I encourage you to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season by making philanthropy a priority - particularly in this final month of 2004, as we collectively look forward to the new year.
After all, I believe that generosity and human kindness bestowed from one to another, in large ways and small, truly defines the character of our community. Here are some ideas for getting started:
Establish a budget for giving. As a first step, take some time to determine how much of your holiday gift budget you and your family can allocate to charitable causes. As it's possible, make it your goal to"

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