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The Magic of Christmas
Each year SRSH seeks sponsors for our Christmas Sponsor-a-Family program. This year we closed client registration after the second day when we hit 100 families!
This program provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals, families and/or businesses to catch the spirit of giving. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please send this form to SRSH, P O Box 950, Pursglove, WV 26546. If you have questions regarding the program, please get in touch with Lisa McMorrow at (304) 599-5020 or email@example.com.
Cut your tax bill with NIP Tax Credits!
Scott's Run Settlement House has been awarded $12,000 in NIP Tax Credits for gifts of $500 or more for our Backpack Feeding program. Tax credits are available for gifts of cash, personal property, real property or publically traded stock; in each of these cases, a tax credit will be issued for 50% of the value (fair market value) of the gift made. As of mid-November, we still have NIP Tax Credits left.
SRSH must distribute the alloted tax credits no later than June 31, 2014. For more information on how tax credits can be used or how to make a contribution, please contact Julie Harris, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304) 599-5020.
Poverty Increasing in Public Schools
Take the time to read this article from The Washington Post and be sure to check out the graphic to see how the growth in poverty is taking over the US. In 2011, 51% of public school children were identified lliving in poverty; the cost of childhood hunger is high--much higher than solutions to the issue.
As of mid-November, SRSH will be providing 850 elementary school children with a bag of food each weekend. Each bag contains two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks, fruit cups and often beverages and additional snacks. We are able to provide this program for $100 per child per school year. And what we know is that it is making a difference in the lives of children at Brookhaven, Cheat Lake, Mason-Dixon, Mountainview, Mylan Park and North Elementaries.
You can help make us to help children who face hunger and food insecurity by making a financial contribution to the Backpack Feeding Program (gifts of $500+ are eligible for NIP Tax Credits). We also welcome donations of food items as well; see this list for guidance when shopping. And, of course, we are always looking for volunteers to help pack, transport and distribute snack bags! Give us a call for more information (304) 599-5020.
Help SRSH while helping yourself
SRSH is proud to be one of the four community agencies to benefit from Bliss, Bliss, Bliss' Happy Hour Yoga class. Join the Happy Hour Yoga class on Fridays from 6 - 7pm; the class is run on a donation basis. Funds are distributed to four agencies during the year. Learn more by visiting Bliss, Bliss, Bliss.