Belonging To Each Other is a non-profit organization based in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Our mission is to provide housing to our homeless neighbors during the cold weather months. With the assistance of over 100 volunteers from the community we are able to help over a dozen men & women each year. We not only provide housing but deliver food and assist our clients with accessing various services to help them transition to stable housing.
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We are looking for volunteers to help with updating our website using Word Press. We also have a need this season for Transportation Volunteers who would contact our clients to schedule rides.
To volunteer for website updates send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer for Transportation Team send an email to email@example.com
The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) makes a new deduction available for up to $300 in annual charitable contributions. It’s available only to people who don’t itemize their deductions, and you calculate this new one by subtracting the amount you give from your gross income.
To qualify, you have to give cash to a qualified charity and not to a donor-advised fund, which is a charitable account that affluent people often use to bunch contributions in a particular year in order to maximize deductions. If you’ve already given money since Jan. 1, that contribution counts toward the $300 cap. As part of the bill, donors can deduct 100 percent of their gift against their 2020 adjusted gross income. If you have $1 million of income, you can give $1 million to a public charity and deduct the full amount in 2021.
The new deduction is only for cash gifts that go to a public charity. If you give cash to, say, your private foundation, the old deduction rules apply. And while the organizations that manage donor-advised funds are public charities, you do not get the higher deduction for donating cash to your donor-advised fund. If your assets are substantial enough that you can give more than your income this year, you won’t lose the deduction for the excess amount. You can use it next year, as has always been the case.