4 Cincinnati Non-Profits For End-Of-Year Giving

When it comes to end-of-year giving, it’s a time to be generous within your means, and also a way to reduce your tax burden. But where to donate? There are plenty of great non-profits in Greater Cincinnati, and here are a few of our favorites.

Dress For Success

The Cincinnati Chapter of Dress for Success helps empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. They provide services and resources to nearly 1,800 women each year. In addition to providing professional attire to secure employment at no cost, they also offer resume coaching and mock interviews.

Pets In Need

Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati, located in Lockland, provides low-cost veterinary care including vaccines, treatment and medicine to help those going through hard times keep and care for their pets. The group serves more than 1,700 pet families in our area whose household income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. There are no geographic restrictions and pet owners come from the entire Tri-state area, encompassing 15 counties and 127 zip codes.

Freestore Foodbank

The Freestore Foodbank is one of Ohio’s largest food banks, distributing 33 million meals annually through a network of 511 community partner agencies serving 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, community centers, program sites, senior centers and daycare facilities. It also operates the Kids Café, which provides hot meals each week to 20 after-school sites in Hamilton County and Northern Kentucky. The meals served at Kids Café are prepared by adult students from Freestore Foodbank’s Cincinnati COOKS! culinary job training program.

Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.

Did you know the largest collection of Pre-Prohibition breweries in the country is in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine? In addition to the blocks of historic buildings that comprise Over-the-Rhine, the Brewery District also contains Findlay Market, the state’s oldest farmers market. The CURC works to repopulate this historic neighborhood with visitors, residents and businesses. It also encourages tourism by supporting festivals like Bockfest, and permanent attractions like the Brewing Heritage Trail.

If you want to help non-profit organizations while also possibly reducing your taxable income, make your donations by December 31. Contributions are deductible in the year made. Donations charged to a credit card before the end of the year will count in that year – even if the credit card bill isn’t paid until later. For donations to count on your tax forms, you’ll want to make sure the organization has a 501c3 status, which is IRS speak for tax-exempt.

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5 Best Employee Holiday Gifts 2019

Your employees work hard all year long to help you grow your business, and the holidays are a great time to show your appreciation. While you can never go wrong with a cash bonus, giving them a great gift with a personalized card can go a long way. Here are a few ideas for great gifts that will help them feel appreciated, and further their loyalty to your company.

USB Coffee Cup Warmer

Coffee. It’s the lifeblood of any office. But trips to the kitchen to dump out cold coffee and replace it with hot cause missed opportunities for productivity. For the coffee lovers in your office, order a Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer from Amazon. For just $9.99, this warmer will keep their coffee hot all day and plugs into their computer via a USB port.


Most employees have a family photo at their desk, so frames make for great employee gifts. Whether you go with a standard 5×7 in black, gold or silver, or high-tech with this $21.99 digital frame from Target, giving a frame is a simple way to show you value your employees’ personal life.

Business Card Holder

You’ve spent a lot on your business cards, so give your employees a gift they’ll love, and that will help keep those cards in great shape with a personalized card holder. This polished chrome card case from Executive Gift Shoppee comes engraved with their name ($25) and ships in one business day.

Gourmet Chocolate

Gone are the days of giving Honey Baked Hams or Omaha Steaks to everyone in your office. With the popularity of vegetarianism, the safer route today is chocolate. Even for those who try to eat healthy, an indulgence of fine chocolates for the holidays is a welcome treat. This Harry & David Chest of Chocolates features a chocolate decadence cake, signature chocolate truffles and more delicious chocolate goodies and arrives in a beautiful leather-like chest ($59.99).

Gift of Lunch

If your employees eat lunch while they work, give them a gift they will love – a gift card for lunch delivery. Available at Amazon.com, pick up a gift card for Door Dash, Grub Hub or Uber Eats, where your employees can choose from hundreds of restaurants that will deliver what they want, where they want.

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