"When you donate money for programs that help the working poor make their way out of poverty, you are helping to create a population within your community that is stronger. In general, your community is only as strong as your weakest members. When more people are able to live a better life because they no longer have to struggle every day, your community is going to improve."
"[G]iving closer to home improves our city’s quality of life and helps to build a stronger local community.”
Small, locally focused charitable organizations:
Understand the needs and interests of their community.
Have fewer, if any, layers of administration and employees to pay for so more/most/all donated funds are available to go directly to delivering the service the organization was established to provide.
Recirculate donated funds within the local community, boosting the local economy.