A Baker’s Dozen Club monthly commitment to fight hunger is a heart-felt gift to a family in need.
asking our community to make a commitment to a monthly donation to
support emergency hunger relief and to ensure our seniors and
hourly-wage workforce can continue to put food on the table.
In one month, Sierra Community House went from distributing food to 165 households. Last week, we hit a record and are now delivering food boxes to 500 households.
We are in unprecedented times. As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our local community, Sierra Community House must remain strong so that we can continue to help those who are most vulnerable. This includes our seniors, low income families, and community members who have now lost jobs due to mandated closures of ski resorts, restaurants and other non-essential businesses.
We don’t know what the future will
hold but we do know that our community will continue to need our
services. We estimate that we’ll need an additional $12,500 a month for
our Hunger Relief Program to meet the increased demand for food.
A small gift of just $10 to $20 a month will ensure that community members will have financial means to feed their families during these uncertain times. By committing to our Baker’s Dozen Club, your impact will be felt all year. And just like a baker’s dozen where you get more than you pay for, your gift today will multiply the ability for Sierra Community House to prepare for what lies ahead.
On March 27, 2020 President Donald Trump signed into law the CARES Act as part of the Stimulus Bill to help non-profits during the COVID-19 epidemic. This provides a ‘Universal Deduction’ for tax payers during 2020.
Key provisions of the new law include:
- The stimulus bill will now allow non-itemizers to deduct up to $300 ($600 for a married couple filing jointly) in cash giving for the 2020 tax year.
- For those who itemize their tax deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as ours to be deducted up to 100% of their adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year.
- The stimulus bill temporarily suspends the requirements for required minimum distributions (RMD) for the 2020 tax year (previously required for people age 72+).