Friends, these are unsettling times for many of us. In just a few short weeks, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has transformed the way we live our lives.
For those in our community facing unplanned pregnancies or trapped in a vicious cycle of abuse, this health issue is making already challenging circumstances even more complicated.
Some of these brave women may have been in the process of leaving a life of slavery or chose life weeks ago. But, now they are feeling fearful, confused and overwhelmed, and they need our help.
In these past two weeks – as many of us have been adjusting to our new normal – we’ve seen a major uptick both in sex-trafficking cases and pregnant mothers needing resources right now. Many of you have stepped up and donated supplies, but one thing is clear: these women need our love and support now more than ever. They need hope for their future beyond this current crisis and to know that God has a beautiful plan for their lives.
Many of us woke up this this week and noticed a little extra money in our bank accounts. I want to encourage you to consider a donation to our life saving mission. If you’re in a position to give, your contribution will go a long way toward improving the lives of women here and across the country. With the new Coronavirus Stimulus Package, there are now more tax-based incentives for charitable cash gifts in 2020.
Smaller gifts up to $300 are now 100% tax-deductible, even if you don’t itemize them. Larger gifts are now eligible for a 100% deduction on your adjusted gross income (AGI) – an increase from the previous 60% deduction. Corporations can now give up to 25% of their taxable income to charities – an increase from 10%.
Together we can make sure that no one in our community walks alone. Thank you for your support and your prayers for our team and our community, as we all look forward to a return to normal as soon as possible.
To donate go to: www.myegiving.com/App/Giving/waynepc. To volunteer and for more information call 919-583-9330.