Keep Midland Beautiful offers sponsorships and memberships to both individuals and businesses in the community. Your support shows our community that you care about the quality of life in Midland and keeping our town clean and beautiful for all to enjoy.
Keep Midland Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered as a non-profit organization with Give Lively and PayPal. Both Give Lively and PayPal allow Keep Midland Beautiful to accept donations of any amount using a variety of payment methods such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or as a Bank Draft. By clicking the button below, this webpage will be redirected to an encrypted and secured website to make your donation using Give Lively's payment portal or PayPal's payment portal.
Keep Midland Beautiful is also part of the Amazon Smile Program. All you have to do is click this link, or the button below, then shop as usual. Amazon will then donate .5% of your purchase back to KMB.
Donating your time or money to KMB helps make a positive difference in our community, which is enough of a good reason to give. But there are many other benefits worth exploring: (from 6 Great Reasons to Donate to Charity)
Helping KMB can enlarge your world and transform you into a more important part of the community. Whether you give out of a sense of connectedness, or for political or spiritual reasons, taking positive action to solve problems can be personally fulfilling.
Giving to others can improve your physical health, self-esteem, and mental health. One day you'll retire, so think about the findings of a 2010 Cornell University study, which found those baby boomers who volunteered on environmental projects gained huge benefits. "Environmental stewardship is strongly linked to greater physical activity, better self-rated health and fewer symptoms of depression over a period of 20 years," the study found. Environmental volunteers are also half as likely as non-volunteers to feel depressed later in life, while other forms of volunteering cut depression by about 10 percent.
17 percent of donors nationwide said "making the world a better place" motivated them, according to Philanthropy Matters, a publication of the Center on Philanthropy. Americans gave almost $300 billion to domestic charities in 2010, according to the Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Society repays you with a nice deduction from your taxes for most charitable donations, but you need to have proof. "The IRS requires a receipt for each tax-deductible contribution of $250 or more," according to the United Way. "Depending on the amount or type of your gift, you may need to provide additional documents with your tax form, such as Form 8283 for each non-cash donation exceeding $500."
Many corporations will match your charitable contributions, sometimes dollar-for-dollar, and help you make them with automatic payroll deductions. This will not only maximize the impact of your giving but also influence your company's charitable activities by directing dollars to the charity of your choice.