U.S.VETS – Phoenix began providing services to veterans in December of 2001. U.S.VETS – Phoenix provides transitional and permanent housing to veterans daily, and provides veteran families with financial assistance.
Each year U.S.VETS – Phoenix serves over 1,200 veterans though outreach, case management, housing services, individual and group counseling, and workforce related activities.
U.S.VETS – Phoenix is participating in this year’s Birdies for Charity Campaign at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. What does that mean? Well, you can make an online pledge of one cent or more for each birdie made during the Waste Management Phoenix Open and 100% of your donation will go to U.S.VETS. For example if you pledge one cent per birdie and there are 1,500 birdies during the open, U.S.VETS – Phoenix will make $15. If you don’t want to pledge you can make a straight donation. If U.S.VETS raises more than $500 in pledges before the tournament starts we will receive a 15% BONUS from the open so your dollar can go further. To make a pledge or a donation visit click here.
How can you make a difference in your community AND save on your Arizona State Taxes? By making a donation to a qualified charitable organization such as U.S.VETS-Phoenix, that’s how. It’s a WIN-WIN for you AND your favorite charitable organization! You can redirect your Arizona State Tax Dollars to do some good. “This has to be too good to be true”, you say, but it’s not. Tax credits have been around for years and in 2016 Thanks to Governor Doug Ducey the amount you can donate increased. Those filing Arizona taxes individually can donate up to $400 and those filing jointly can donate up to $800 to a qualified charitable organization, like U.S.VETS-Phoenix. This is on top of the public/charter school tax credit, private school tax credit and qualified foster care organization tax credit. You don’t have to pick just one. Your credit can really add up.
As a qualified charitable organization U.S.VETS-Phoenix serves homeless, at risk or in-need veterans throughout Maricopa county. Men and women who have served valiantly for our country now find themselves sleeping on the streets; a great tragedy, freedom isn’t free. U.S.VETS-Phoenix exists to address this tragedy. Our programs are designed to help veterans overcome life on the streets and move into stability through outreach, service-enriched housing, case management support, and employment services. Since opening our doors in December of 2001, U.S.VETS-Phoenix has served over 5,000 veterans. Approximately 200 veterans are currently living in the organization’s facility and other supportive housing units in the community.
Recently we helped a veteran who was living in his car get a job and a place to live. He was going to have to turn down an amazing job offer because his pharmacy tech license had expired just a few weeks prior. This would have meant that he would stay homeless in his car. We couldn’t have that, we paid for his pharmacy tech license renewal, food & gas until he got his first paycheck. Your tax credit donation can mean the difference between a veteran living on the street or having a safe place to be.
A $400 tax credit donation provides a homeless veteran with 61 bed nights which includes a safe place to sleep, three meals, comprehensive case management services and workforce development. Donate to U.S.VETS-Phoenix today!
The State of Arizona recognizes U.S.VETS – Phoenix as a Qualifying Charitable Organization. Arizona residents receive a dollar-for-dollar charitable state tax credit with a gift up to $800. Click for more information.
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