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Today's the Day to Help Us Provide Our Clients the Most Well-Rounded and Fulfilling Lives
2020 has been a tough year for all of us, but staying connected to family and friends has made it more manageable, even if it looks a little different these days. That's why, this year, we're raising funds for iPads, necessary accessories, and communication apps for our 2020 #GivingTuesday campaign.
While we might find stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and quarantining frustrating and hard to navigate, we can appreciate why they are being asked of us. Many of our clients can't fully grasp what has their lives turned upside down right now, let alone fathom a global pandemic. They just know their family members don't come to visit them anymore and they can't always be with their friends at Day Program. Video communication is also crucial for our nonverbal clients as traditional telephone communication can be limiting.
As an agency, we've done our best to help our clients stay connected with their families and friends, but we have a limited number of devices available for many clients. It has also been challenging to share the few devices we do have while also limiting possible exposure to COVID-19.
This is why we've set a fundraising goal of $8,000 for #GivingTuesday which will supply our agency with twenty-two (22) iPads plus the necessary accessories and communication apps to help keep our clients connected to their loved ones.
Technology has the power to bring us together even when we need to stay apart
EXAMPLES OF HOW YOUR MONEY HELPS
A donation of just $5.00 will help with buying any additional accessories and apps for needs that may arise in the future
A donation of $25.00 will help get us 50% of the way toward the cost of an adapter to connect the iPad to a TV at one of our programs
A donation of $32.90 will help get us 10% of the way toward our goal of buying an iPad for one of our programs
A donation of $50.00 will cover the cost of an adapter to connect the iPad to a TV at one of our programs! Thank You!
A donation of $60.00 will cover the cost of a protective case for an iPad for one of our programs! Thank You!
A donation of $100.00 will help cover the cost of necessary chargers and additional cables necessary for connecting the iPads
A donation of $329.00 will cover the cost of an iPad for one of our programs! Thank You!
More about #GivingTuesday
A Global Day of Giving
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.
Donations to LIFE Inc.
All Donations Go Directly to Our Clients
Every cent we raise through fund raising efforts like this goes toward providing services at our residential and day program locations, and those we assist through family supports. We are able to purchase necessary equipment, help clients pay for classes and social experiences, and provide them with worthwhile and necessary life experiences throughout the community, the state, and the country.
Unlike other charities and aid organizations, we never take a single cent raised to pay for expensive executive bonuses, furnish our offices, or sit unused in a bank account. With the money you donate, our team of experienced program directors and support coordinators look for opportunities to enrich the lives of everyone we support on a daily basis.
Donations Are Deductible on Your Taxes
LIFE Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. As so, all donations, both financial and in-kind, are fully tax-deductible for those that itemize their tax returns. After your donation is received, you will receive a letter of receipt from our agency within the calendar year stating where your donation was made and its value. The letter will also list our Federal Tax ID Number (EIN) which will be necessary to properly file for the deduction.
When it comes time to file your taxes, bring this letter of receipt with you to your tax preparer and they will help you claim your deduction. There are no limits to the number of donations you can claim in a calendar year, so give freely and often.
Thank you in advance for your donation!