Dear Friends and Supporters of Shades of Pink Foundation:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 is #GivingTuesdayNow and GoFundMe has announced an additional $50,000 in grants to be given out that day. The campaign will continue through the 10th if May and we hope to reach our fundraising goal of $25,000. This would make a difference in the lives of 25 women and their families!
Shades of Pink Foundation has continued to provide financial support to our clients during these difficult times. It is especially hard for those recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to the financial hardships that people are experiencing, the number of applications we have received has increased. In order to keep fulfilling our mission, we need your help.
Our clients are not only facing the heartbreaking diagnosis of cancer but now they also have to worry about contracting COVID-19 in their community or during their treatment. This virus has been especially hard on people with pre-existing conditions and/or compromised immune systems.
As you know, unfortunately, the bills do not stop. During this period of business shut downs and sheltering, not only does she have to worry about losing her job due to her diagnosis, but now her partner or spouse may also be laid off or lose their job.
We want to share with you a few key provisions of the new Corona Virus Aid , Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act. . This new act allows all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 even if you do not itemize. The deduction reduces taxable income after the donors adjusted gross income ( AGI) has been calculated. In other words, if you donate up to $300 to a qualified organization, your AGI will be reduced by up to $300, and you can still claim the standard deduction. For those who do itemize your deductions, you can continue to make donations to qualified charities such as ours.
A contribution now would make a huge difference to us at this challenging time. For example, if 1000 of our wonderful supporters donated just $25 each, we could raise $25,000!
We are so grateful for your past generosity that has touched and changed the lives of our clients and their families in Southeast Michigan. YOU can make a difference again. Please consider donating during these uncertain times.
If you need to contact me or if you have any questions, I can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via phone at (248-320-1559). We so appreciate everything you do.
With sincere gratitude,
Executive Director, Shades of Pink Foundation