Dear friends of Project Zawadi!
Thank you to all those who joined us on Friday to celebrate the work Project Zawadi has accomplished and kick off our 20th Anniversary Year!
If you missed the celebration, you can still watch by clicking here (or on the image below)!
Thank you for your support through the years. You can still contribute to our November campaign. We had a goal of raising $100,000 this month, but on Friday, Jackie Mahi Erickson (our long-time supporter in Hawaii) stepped up with a $20,000 gift to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Year! We want her contribution to be a motivation to other to give. That’s why we’ve decided to increase our goal by $20,000 on top of what she’s provided.
That means as of right now our new goal is $140,000! We know that this is an ambitious goal, but we believe that together we accomplish it.
It is also worth noting that right now is an excellent time to make gifts of appreciated stock. The stock market is pretty high right now and you can avoid the Capital Gains Tax (of up to 20%) AND you are eligible to deduct the full value of the stock from your Adjusted Gross Income (up to the IRS-allowed amount). These are really great benefits. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about making a gift of appreciated stock
Even more, for those that can’t give stock the CARES Act incentivizes charitable giving by creating a $300 above-the-line deduction for qualified charitable contributions. This deduction is available this year only to all taxpayers that take the standard deduction on their 2020 return.
If you have not yet had a chance to donate to this year’s campaign, this would be a great moment. Giving options are easy:
- Click here to donate online
- Mail your donation to Project Zawadi, 253 Duke Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
- Pledge a gift by emailing us at email@example.com
Thank you so much!