Welcome to the January edition of CSC's electronic newsletter! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and wish you all the best in 2014! Our thoughts and wishes especially go out to those who were affected by the winter storm over the holidays. May the coming days be better for you and your loved ones.
First, we would like to thank everyone who has supported CSC's holiday campaign so far! If you gave the gift of time by volunteering or gave the gift of a donation, you are helping enable seniors and adults with disabilities live at home with independence and dignity. Thank you! We would also like to thank Edna, one of CSC's 13 clients over the age of 100, for helping us with our holiday campaign by sharing her story and the impact CSC has made in her life.
In this edition, you will learn about a new federal tax incentive for first-time donor's and, if you are looking for a great way to help local seniors as part of your New Year's Resolution, look no further! Details here.
We hope you take the time to catch up with all things happening at CSC in this January edition!
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|Holiday Campaign:Thanks Edna!
Edna, one of CSC's 13 clients over the age of 100, helped make our holiday campaign a success by sharing her story and the impact CSC has made in her life.
As she got older, Edna knew she needed help to stay in her home and started getting Meals on Wheels when she could no longer cook for herself. Edna also gets a helping hand from CSC's transportation volunteers when she needs to get to and from medical appointments. Edna appreciates the services at CSC, especially the volunteers.
"The volunteers are so helpful. I feel safe with them. It is a wonderful service; such a good service. You have confidence that if you need extra help they will be there for you. They're wonderful."
As of December 31st, 2013, you helped us raise $27,257! With the support of generous volunteers and donors, Edna and other local seniors are receiving the services and supports they need to live at home with independence and dignity.
If you would like to help us reach our $30,000 goal, you can donate online at CanadaHelps or call 519-772-8787 and ask for our Business office. If you would like to become a CSC volunteer, please contact Ann at (519) 772-8787 ext. 205 or e-mail email@example.com. Again, thank you for your support!
|What's your New Year's Resolution?
Is "making a difference in the lives of others" included on your list? Consider giving the gift of time to seniors and adults in your community by becoming a volunteer driver! Using their own vehicles, volunteer drivers provide seniors and adults with disabilities much needed transportation when they have no other way to get to medical appointments (locally and out-of-town), community dining sites, grocery shopping and day programs.
You let us know when you're available, and we'll schedule you with rides during those times. This is a great way to help isolated seniors in your community maintain their independence and dignity. Mileage reimbursement is available.
If you have the "drive" to help others, please call (519) 772-8787. In KW, ask for Ann at x 205 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. In Cambridge, ask for Michael at x 253 or e-mail email@example.com.
|First-Time Donor's Super Credit
What is it?
The First-Time Donor's Super Credit was announced by the federal government in 2013. It is a tax incentive to encourage charitable donations from first-time donors. The super credit increases federal tax credits by 25%. This mean you get a portion of your donation back on your tax return. Donations up to $200 get a 40% tax credit. Donations between $201 and $1,000 get a 54% tax credit.
Consider these benefits when thinking about making a donation to CSC.
- If you or your spouse have never claimed the charitable tax credit
- If you or your spouse has not claimed the charitable tax credit since 2007
We are so excited to announce that CSC was one of the winner's of the 12 Days of Giving contest, hosted by 91.5 The Beat and Carstar Collision & Glass Centres. Our winnings will go directly to helping enable seniors and adults with disabilities live at home with independence and dignity. Thanks to The Beat and Carstar Collision & Glass Centres for making this possible!
|Stuff-A-Stocking a Success
Thank you to everyone who supported the Stuff-A-Stocking program at Shoppers Drug Mart on Bridgeport and Weber! With your help, we delivered hundreds of presents to local seniors! We would like to thank Shoppers Drug Mart for helping ensure local seniors received a present during the holiday season.
If you didn't get a chance to participate in Stuff-A-Stocking but you would like to help a local senior in need, consider buying a donation card through our Feed-A-Senior program which runs year round.
For $20 a week or $100 a month, you can ensure that our most vulnerable seniors have access to the meals they need. All donations support our Meal Subsidy program. If you would like to feed a senior, please contact Rosalind Horne at 519-772-8787 ext. 225 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.