JOIN US FOR A ONE DAY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Today's the Day to Help Us Provide Our Clients the Most Well-Rounded and Fulfilling Lives
Following the shopping frenzy of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a breath of fresh air as a one-day global giving initiative that “harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.” #GivingTuesday has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in countries around the world and millions of people come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
This year we have set a fundraising goal of $4,000 for #GivingTuesday to pay for enrichment activities and services for our participants
After many months of stay-at-home orders and social distancing requirements, we are excited to reclaim a sense of normalcy for our participants by returning to classes and activities like:
- Nature discovery and learning experiences
- Neurological Music Therapy services
- Occupational Therapy services
- Physical fitness and movement classes
- Private sign language sessions
- Shri Yoga classes
- Speech Therapy services
- YMCA memberships for swimming
While this time has been difficult for most people, it could be argued that people with intellectual disabilities have had a more difficult time than most as their routines have been turned upside-down without fully being able to understand why. Many of our clients wondered why their families and friends could not visit them anymore, why they couldn’t attend Day Program and participate in the activities they enjoy and count on, and why they had to live a more sheltered life when we prioritize getting them out and into their communities. Having a workshop, class, or service to look forward to, being able to spend time with not only their friends but also instructors or community members, and learning a new skill or enjoying an activity is beyond beneficial to our participants from purely a human standpoint.
The monies secured from #GivingTuesday will solely pay for the instruction, services, and necessary supplies for our supported individuals.LIFE Inc. will cover all other costs associated with these activities, such as staffing, transportation, etc. Therefore, all monies donated will solely and directly impact the lives of the individuals with disabilities we support.
EXAMPLES OF HOW YOUR MONEY HELPS
A donation of just $5.00 will help with buying any necessary accessories and supplies for clients to attend an enrichment activity
A donation of $25.00 will help offset the cost of various therapeutic services for one of our supported individuals
A donation of $60.00 will cover the cost of a one month swimming membership at a local YMCA for one supported individual
A donation of $120.00 will cover the cost of two weeks of SHRI Yoga classes for a small group of supported individuals
A donation of $240.00 will cover the cost of two weeks of Fit4Fun fitness classes for a small group of supported individuals
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!