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The gift of giving to charities that give
Times photo: Brenda Steurer Suzette Sherman, left, and Marlissabeth Friedly, volunteers from Monroe Bible Church, set up food items Thursday at the Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry through Catholic Charities that is held once a month in the parking lot of St. Vincent dePaul in Monroe.
MONROE - Some people may think it's unfitting in this giving season to plan a charitable gift to reduce next April's taxes, but that is exactly what non-profit organizations hope you will do. All those donation requests that come at the end of the year could benefit you as much as the charities who make them.