5 Ways to Support the Parliament this Giving Season

With a new year less than two months away, giving season is upon us. As we leave the high of the 2021 Parliament, we go into our own communities with renewed hope and commitments of giving in acts of compassion. As we enter November and December, we give thanks for what we have, we give to our family and friends, and 30% of charitable giving happens at this time of year.

The Parliament is jumping right into planning for a spectacular 2023 Parliament in Chicago and we need your support to carry out this work. The Parliament offers a variety of methods for making contributions to fit your giving style.

1. Parliament Membership

By becoming a member, your annual contributions do more than support the Parliament's work - they give you access to the Parliament Member Hub, which includes access to recordings of past Parliament programs, invitations to exclusive virtual member events, and a community of global Parliament members. If you become a member at the Friends level or higher by the end of 2021, you will qualify for a discount on registration for the 2023 Parliament as well!

2. One-Time Donation

You can make a one-time donation to the Parliament online by credit card, through PayPal, or by mailing a check to the Parliament of the World's Religions at 70 E Lake Street, Suite 230, Chicago, IL 60601

If you are making donations this year, check if your employer has a donation matching program as an employee benefit. Many employers will match the donations that their employees make to organizations, doubling your impact!

3. Shop with a Purpose

Before starting your holiday shopping, you can set up your shopping method to automatically donate a portion of purchases to the Parliament.

Credit card purchases

Sign up for the RoundUp App and designate the Parliament as your charity of choice to round up the change from your credit card purchases to the Parliament.

PayPal

On your PayPal account, find the "Support a Charity" section and designate the Parliament your "favorite". Every time you make a purchase through PayPal, you'll be given an option to add $1 for the Parliament.

Retail Shopping

Visit DealAid.org to search for coupons to stores that you plan on shopping at. Designate the Parliament as your charity of choice, and when you use your coupon code, DealAid will donate a portion to the Parliament.

AmazonSmile

When you shop at smile.amazon.com and select the Parliament as your charity of choice, Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to the Parliament

4. Donate Stock

You can donate to us by transferring stock. Donating appreciated stock will usually have tax benefits for you. If you’d like our brokerage information, contact us.

5. Plan Future Giving

Planned giving offers a number of ways you can contribute to the sustainability of the Parliament in the long term. You can leave a legacy for the future by including us in your will or trust or naming the Parliament as a beneficiary on an insurance policy or as the recipient of a retirement account. To include us in your plans, please write “Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, a nonprofit organization located at 70 East Lake Street, Suite 230, Chicago, IL 60601, Federal Tax ID #36-3605228, for the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions’ general use and purpose.” We do not provide tax advice but encourage you to consult your tax professional. Please let us know you have included us in your plans so we can recognize your gift and inspire others to give as well.

Giving Season Dates to Know

November 30 - Giving Tuesday, a day of giving on social media

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December 31 - Last day for donations to count toward 2021 taxes

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