Don’t panic, but taxes are due in less than two weeks. But while yes, the April 18 deadline is quickly approaching, that also means Tax Refund Day will be here soon as well — and although of course you're free to spend that sweet, sweet cash on yourself, you can also donate your tax refund to charity if you feel like being extra productive this year. Somewhere between six to eight weeks after you file, all your Tax Day panic will pay off, literally; you may as well put it to good use, right?
If you’ve put off doing your taxes, you are far from alone. In 2016, roughly one in seven people procrastinated doing taxes, filing them the week of Tax Day. Last year, the average tax refund was about $3,000. To put that number into perspective, that’s about 361 burritos at Chipotle (with guacamole, obviously). Or 715 cases of pamplemousse La Croix. Or 3,000 one dollar coffees from McDonald’s. As enticing and caffeinated as that all sounds, you’ll likely have some extra cash to put towards a good cause.
So, after you’ve satiated your inner La Croix demons or set away some extra cash in your savings, you can find a charity you care about and put the rest of your refund to good use. In the spirit of paying it forward, here are 10 organizations to donate to with your tax refund.