At this time of year you're probably getting a lot of appeals for charitable donations. If you feel somewhat jaded by the number of requests you get, maybe it's time to find an organization that really moves you to part with your cash, time or expertise.
The benefits can go far beyond a tax deduction - you can make a difference to someone's life, solve a community problem, meet new people, develop your skills, or just find a way to say thanks for the good things that have happened in your life. Give From the Heart suggests some places to find a Canadian charity or cause that strikes a chord in your heart.
Photo: Food Bank Donations
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