As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to let you know about the different ways you can support our ministry during this holiday season. Our goal is to raise $25,000 by the end of 2020 so that we can continue to provide food, medical care, school tuition, teacher salaries, and so much more, to the communities we serve in Mexico and Uganda.  We are grateful to each one of you for your support. Your prayers and gifts help change lives for today and for eternity.

1. Donate cash and take a bigger tax deduction than in previous years. The CARES Act of 2020 provides tax relief and charitable giving benefits which are temporary for 2020 only.

  • If you don’t typically itemize on your tax return, you will be allowed a special tax deduction of up to $300 for charitable giving to reduce your tax liability.
  • If you do itemize, you will be able to deduct up to 100% of your annual income. Previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income.

2. Donate securities: Donating stocks, bonds and mutual funds held more than one year can be an effective and tax-efficient way to support our ministry.

  • Claim the fair market value of donated securities as a charitable deduction on your income tax.
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the securities that are donated.

3. Donate from an IRA (Qualified Charitable Distribution):  A donation directly from your IRA is often still the most tax advantaged way for a person over 70 ½ to give.  You may find that your IRA balance has grown recently and offers you a way to be charitable with little impact to your position. 

4. Corporate Matching Gifts Program:  Did you know companies will often match an employee’s charitable contributions dollar for dollar? In addition to matching monetary donations, some companies will make a donation for each volunteer hour the employee gives to a nonprofit organization. Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.

5. Amazon Smile is an easy way to donate while you shop on Amazon. Visit www.smile.amazon.com and choose Engage Hope Ministries as your charitable organization of choice, and a portion of your purchase will be donated directly to our ministry.

6. Airline Miles:  Donate airline miles to support Engage Hope mission trips.

 Please know that neither Engage Hope nor its staff or representatives are providing any tax or legal advice.  We are simply presenting ideas that might provide you tax benefits as you donate to Engage Hope. 

For more information on any of these giving options, please contact kristina.selakovich@engagehope.org. Every gift makes a difference!  Thank you!

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