Your Support is Crucial

Donors are vital to Young Life at the local area and regional levels. Because Young Life areas are financially supported solely at the local level, donors’ financial gifts account for all of an area's budget and part of a region's budget. Your donation helps areas hire and train staff and provide essential administrative support to the area. Your contributions also support operating expenses such as salaries and other ministry costs and can help send kids to Young Life camps.

A Benefit, if you Qualify

You know it is good stewardship to take tax deductions for contributions to the ministry of Young Life. You may not be aware of a special program for those who will be 70-1/2 before the end of 2011.

A provision that allows taxpayers 70-1/2 or older to transfer up to $100,000 a year directly from their traditional pretax individual retirement accounts to charity - without counting the transfer in their income. No, you can't double dip and claim a charitable deduction for the transferred money. But a direct transfer (called a charitable rollover) might result in a lower tax bill than recognizing an IRA withdrawal as income and then claiming a charitable deduction. Plus, you can count the rollover against the annual minimum distributinos those 70-1/2 and up must take from traditional IRAs. That helps hold down gross income, potentially sparing a senior from the hefty extra Medicare premiums charged to higher-income folks.  April 25, 2011 Forbes

Be sure to check with your IRA before making this change, as special forms may be required.

Your Support

We believe that in order to reach kids we must go where they go and enter their world. Every week in our local area, Young Life staff and volunteers can be found at school events and practices and at kids' favorite hangouts. In many cases, they are the only adult friends kids have in their lives. Our work could not be done without your support. We are grateful for your gift to Young Life. Thank you for all you do to help us reach generations of kids who desperately need to hear a message of hope.


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