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Q: My family usually makes a big donation to our favorite charity at the end of the year. But times are tough, and we just don't have the money.
What's the best way to show my support without sending the big check they are expecting?
A: Nonprofit organizations know how to do more with less, and most are adjusting their budgets to prepare for fewer donations this season. Unfortunately, the need for assistance has grown exponentially during these tough economic times. That means more families visiting food banks, more abandoned pets, and more crowding in homeless shelters.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways for you and your family to help your favorite charity. Hopefully you can find one or two options to try this year.
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