24-7 Press Release:  Charitable contributions are a vital source of income for most non-profit philanthropic organizations no matter what demographic the charity serves (low-income families, animals, the elderly or schoolchildren, among others) or what type of aid it provides (meals, bill-paying assistance, funds for spaying/neutering or sheltering families without homes, just to name a few).

In addition to making periodic donations to your favorite charitable organization, though, you can also make long-term gifts through the careful use of various estate planning tools. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes the true importance of charitable giving, and the U.S. Tax Code contains provisions that allow tax breaks for both the person/company/organization gifting the money and the charity receiving it.