Organizers of Prescott Meals on Wheels are announcing the largest initiative the group has had yet. The Arizona Tax Donation Campaign is underway in the Quad Cities, with big news for 2013. It doesn’t matter whether filers itemize or not, file individually or jointly, the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit can be used to help our region’s elderly.
Prescott Meals on Wheels has been serving the community since 1973. Last year alone the organization served 67,000 meals and 60% of the cost to provide those meals comes from private donations, grants and fundraising events. In other words, we cannot fulfill our mission without the generous support of the community. The Prescott Meals on Wheels Tax Credit Donation Campaign is the only general solicitation the organization makes in any given year. A successful Tax Credit campaign means we are able to continue our policy of not turning a senior, with a demonstrated need, away from the food and nutrition they need. Currently we are serving over 300% more meals than what we are reimbursed for by the government. Donations enable us to meet the community need with that level of commitment.
Tax credit deductions may be made up to $200 for individuals and $400 for married couples filing jointly. Please note that an educational donation is separate and does not affect the amount of this donation. Additionally, the donation may be reported on the taxpayer’s federal form as a charitable contribution. It’s easy to make a donation to Prescott Meals on Wheels by simply visiting our website at PrescottMealsOn Wheels.com and click on the link to donate.
QCBN readers are invited to contact Bert Ijams with questions. Bert is executive director of Prescott Meals on Wheels.