Donate for Justice
You can make the promise of justice a reality. The legal needs of low-income people are basic to survival. For the poor, legal services can mean the difference between access to life essentials—food, clothing, and shelter—or going without.
In donating to SMRLS:
- You give safety to a battered woman fleeing abuse.
- You give housing to a family facing eviction, with nowhere else to go.
- You give a working single parent the resources to buy food for her family.
- You give a community elder access to critical medical care.
- You give hope.
New Charitable Giving Tax Information
The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act allows all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 on your income taxes, even if you do not itemize. For those who do itemize their deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as SMRLS to be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year. Previously, there was a 60% cap on annual contributions for those who itemized. In short, if you give in 2020 and beyond, you will be able to reduce your taxable income.
Thank you for supporting SMRLS and our low-income client community!