Your gift allows Community Living, Inc. to continue to enrich the lives of people with disabilities so they can achieve their highest potential. This is done by providing children and adults with services and programs to allow them to live, learn and work in our community. In turn, they make our community inclusive, diverse and a better place to live. Gifts can also be made:
Many companies offer Matching Gift Programs. When you make a gift to Community Living for any reason, consider how your gift might make an even greater impact by using the power of the matching gift. Over the years, several local and national companies have matched, and continue to match, employee gifts to Community Living. Click here for a list of matching employers.
The goal of planned giving is to help you plan your estate and charitable giving in a way that benefits you, your family and charity. Your gift can be a life changer to someone in our community with a disability.
eScrip through Schnucks
Community Living participates in the eScrip program, a fundraising program that benefits our organization, and ultimately, the people who use our programs and services.
What is it?
eScrip is a fundraising program that utilizes the power of shopping to support local charities.
How does it work?
Shop locally — Every time you shop at Schnucks, you can make a difference. By showing your eScrip card, Schnucks will donate a percentage of your purchases to Community Living.
Dine Out — By registering your debit and credit cards at eScrip and then dining at participating restaurants, you can support Community Living.
Shop Online — By shopping the eScrip online mall, you can take advantage of featured offers while making a difference to the individuals Community Living serves.
For more information, go to eScrip. For a pre-registered Schnucks eScrip card, call 636-970-2800.
Community Living is a registered charity with AmazonSmile.
What is it?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that allows customers to shop the same wide selection of products year round, with the same low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Community Living.
How does it work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers will sign in (using the same information as with Amazon or create a new account) and select Community Living, Inc. as the charitable organization. Or, click here for Community Living’s charity link. Once customers are logged in and before they begin shopping, make sure it states, “Supporting: Community Living, Inc.” under the search box. Let the shopping begin!
Not only do you get great deals, Community Living will get a portion donated back on all eligible purchases. These dollars help enrich the lives of people with disabilities so they can achieve their highest potential. It’s a win/win for both of us!
Community Living proudly offers you or your company an innovative way to invest in people with disabilities in our community. With your partnership, you will receive marketing and sponsorship benefits, reach an audience who will appreciate your civic engagement, and, most importantly, enrich the lives of over 900 individuals with disabilities so they can achieve their highest potential.
Remember, when you invest in one of these partnership packages, you are saying that you, too, envision a community where ALL people lead fulfilling lives.
Annual Partnership Benefits
To view all the great partnership benefits for each level, click on the Partnership Booklet cover.
Do you pay Missouri State income taxes? Would you like to pay less next year? With Missouri State tax credits it’s possible. When you make a donation to Community Living and indicate that you would like tax credits, you’ll receive a tax credit for 50% of your donation. Your entire contribution may also be claimed as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return for the year in which the donation was made. In addition, any unused credits can be carried forward for the next five (5) succeeding years.
After making a tax credit donation, a tax credit claim form will be mailed to you with instructions. If you have misplaced your form, click here for a form.
Here is an example of how Missouri State tax credits can benefit you and Community Living:
|Missouri Tax Credit
(50% of gift)
|Federal Income Tax Deduction (28%)||-$ 280|
|State Income Tax Deduction (6%)||-$ 60|
|Net Cost to You||$ 160|
The above example is for a taxpayer who is subject to alternative minimum tax (AMT) and in the 28% federal tax bracket. Taxpayers who are in lower tax brackets and subject to lower AMT rates, as well as taxpayers who are not subject to AMT, will experience less, (though still considerable), tax savings. A gift of appreciated securities will provide additional benefits that are not reflected in the above example.
It is recommended that you consult a tax advisor to learn more about how you might benefit from this program.
For more information, please contact the Development Department at email@example.com or 636-970-2800.