What is a network of peers worth to you?

Donate to VOCAL via PaypalConnection, hope, empowerment and support saves lives. Changes communities. Builds more supportive systems. Saves lives.What is a more inclusive, healing Virginia worth to you?

VOCAL has a vision to reach every corner of Virginia with the hope of mental health recovery. We cannot reach this goal without support from individual members, foundations and business partners.

To give today, simply click the Paypal “Donate” button above – you do not need to have a Paypal account to give.

To give on a monthly basis, call VOCAL at 804-343-1777 or email lydia@vocalvirginia.org.

Reach a network of engaged people

Now you can support VOCAL and get your company’s message in front of an active, engaged group of people who are passionate about mental health and wellness. For more information on how you can join our sponsors in funding VOCAL’s essential work, contact Development Coordinator, Lydia Wilson at 804-343-1777.

Donate to VOCAL when you search or shop online!

Amazon Smile – Pick VOCAL as the charity you want to support and then shop from the smile.amazon.com portal — A percentage of you purchase benefits VOCAL.

GoodSearch.com –  Earn a penny for VOCAL every time you search the internet using using goodsearch.com instead of google.com. It adds up fast! Promise! Pick VOCAL as the charity you want to support. And, be sure to spread the word! You can also download the Goodsearch toolbar for your browser.

GoodShop.com –  An online shopping mall that donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble.

Pick VOCAL as the charity you want to support ,and then start your shopping from the goodshop.com portal.  Be sure to spread the word!

 

Giving is tax-deductible!

The tax laws intentionally encourage charitable giving. Because of the income tax charitable deduction, individuals who make their gifts by December 31 and itemize can significantly reduce their income taxes for the year.

Example: If you make a charitable gift of $10,000 this year, you can save $3,300 in taxes if you are in the 33% tax bracket. And the higher your tax bracket, the more money you save with a charitable gift.

Giving is, of course, much more than tax brackets and charitable deductions. Philanthropy provides the meaningful difference in what we can do. As people committed to self-determination and mental health, we need to give and work for a better tomorrow for those of us who need mental health services.

Please discuss your year-end tax planning with your accountant or other professional advisor. If you itemize, your outright gifts of cash are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. If your total gifts should exceed this limitation, the excess may be carried forward for tax purposes for up to five additional years.

Gifts of Stock

Giving long-term appreciated stock offers you two-fold tax savings. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. In addition, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift. For income tax purposes the value of such gifts may be deducted up to 30% of adjusted gross income, with an additional five-year carry forward.