AZ Tax Credit

Dear Supporters!

As the founder of The Singletons, I have always referred to the organization as my fourth child.  The Singletons, just like any child, has brought me a countless amount of proud “mama” moments, a few tears and an endless amount of hope for the future.

I believe, “It takes a village to raise a child”.  The Singletons is a unique organization built on the simple concept of supporting each other through life’s struggles. We are an innovative organization whom focus on day-to-day needs that people take for granted, as well as the emotional and financial stress of facing cancer.  The Singleton’s vision of being the village that raises a family out of desperation and despair has endured.

The Singleton mission is driven by these straightforward yet impactful goals;

  • Promote time spent as a family
  • Provide practical household support
  • Relieve the family budget
  • Reduce the level of stress within the home

OUR FAMILIES NEED YOU

As Singleton Mom, Tiffany, puts it, “I felt so much stronger for having The Singletons.  I feel like a transformed person taking that stress away.  Feeling that gratitude, support and love, turned my emotional world around. ”

Raising a family has its challenges regardless.  Raising a family as a single parent amplifies the stress.  Add a terrifying cancer diagnosis into the mix, along with exhausting treatments, all the while trying to raise a family as a single parent is nearly impossible.  The strength our Singleton Families radiate is truly inspiring.  They are the heartbeat of the organization.

  • 60% of the families that The Singletons serve have a parent with stage 4, incurable cancer
  • 66% of Singleton Parents with cancer or with a child with cancer are not able to work
  • 73% do not receive child support

Other organizations may address one of these issues, but none provide the programs to address all of these intertwined areas of life, nor do they focus on the single parent population.

YOUR SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL

Over the course of a year, a Singleton Family will have the opportunity to receive $5,000 in assistance through programs such as; utility bills, family style dinners, restocking of household necessities, Holiday gifts and fun family activities.  This is UNPARALLELED support!  Although it is no easy task, we rely completely on the generosity of individuals, groups and corporations in our community.

MAGNIFY THE LOVE

In 2018, adjustments and cuts to our one-of-a-kind program operations had to be made.    However, the need continues to grow.  I have always tried to find the bright side of a situation but this has to be said, “We have had a difficult go of it lately!” Since the organization’s inception in 2006, the last 18 months have proven to be our most challenging. Donations have been historically low.

YOU CAN HELP

Your charitable gift to The Singletons will help single parent families battling cancer in Arizona today and it qualifies for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit (QCO Code: 21020).  ADDITIONALLY, by making your Arizona Charitable Tax Credit through the Executive Council Charities and their Support Arizona Youth (SAY) Campaign; www.ec70phx.com/Ong-Singletons.  They will match 25% of your donation to The Singletons.  Now your gift is MAGNIFIED!

I am endlessly grateful for your generosity!  The Singletons would be unable to give the love, support and caring nature our programs provide if not for you.  Together, we are…. Meeting the Needs of Today…. Providing Hope for Tomorrow!

With Gratitude,

Jody Farley Signature

 

 

 

Jody Farley
Executive Director/ Founder
The Singletons

Volunters Singleton Care Crew
AZ Tax Credit

Start Planning Your Tax Credits Now!

It’s official! The Singletons is now listed as a Qualifying Charitable Organization with the state of Arizona!! This means AZ residents can make a donation to The Singletons and get it back from the AZ Dept. of Revenue (up to $400/ individuals or $800 if filing jointly on AZ tax return).

You can help support single parent families with cancer, and it may cost you nothing, thanks to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

How does it work:

  • You make a donation to The Singletons of any amount (up to $400 if filing singly or $800 if filing jointly for your Arizona taxes).
  • When you file your Arizona taxes, you can claim a dollar-for-dollar Arizona Charitable tax Credit
  • Simply complete AZ Form 321 and include it when you file your Arizona taxes.
    (https://azdor.gov/tax-credits/contributions-qcos-and-qfcos for form / more info)
  • Your AZ tax form shows that you either reduce your tax liability by the donated amount – or increase your refund! (up to $400 if filing singly or $800 if filing jointly)

What if I already take the school tax credits:

This tax credit is allowed in addition to the education and foster care credit, you can contribute to all three!

Do I have to itemize my taxes to claim the tax credit:

No. You can fill out the short form (AZ Form 321) and still claim the credit.

When do I need to make my gift to The Singletons, to qualify for this tax year:

You must make your donation on or before April 15, 2019 – to be applied to the 2018 tax year.

How can I make my donation

You can donate online using our one time donation form. Or mail your check to The Singletons, 2501 W Behrend Dr., Suite 1. Phoenix, AZ 85027. We will mail you a donation receipt for your records.

If you have any questions, please call us at 480-818-5285.

 

Image credit

rawpixel

Bed donation
Singleton “Mom”, Theclia, can sleep well tonight thanks to a generous bed donation and a willing volunteer with muscles, a truck, and a kind heart!

Read more

Mom Flor Alvarado
Birthday girl and sister of Singleton “Mom” Claudia Flor Alvarado, encouraged her friends and family to donate to Singleton Moms’ Bare Necessities Cupboard in lieu of birthday gifts.

Read more

Webster Willeford Farms
Chris Williamson from Webster Willeford Farms has been supplying Singleton families with fresh organic Swiss Chard. Our parents have been so grateful to have nutritious veggies to eat and juice. Way to grow, Chris!

Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/websterwfarms

Refrigerator from Shanti

The Phoenix Shanti Group generously donated & delivered a refrigerator to Singleton Moms! Check out their thrift shop, 2nd Chances in Phoenix for treasures like this and more. Thank you Shanti!

You can visit their website www.shantiaz.org.

Hairstylists, Adrienne and Stephanie opened their salon, L’Mage Studio for Singleton kids on Easter Sunday.

Read more

Katie Blik BN Drive

Sarah and daughter Katie Blik, avid members of National Charity League of Scottsdale, first volunteered on a Saturday morning at Singleton Moms’ Bare Necessities Day. They dutifully counted inventory, put items on shelves, and even carried bags filled to the brim with much-needed toiletry items to our Singleton parents’ cars. Katie was hooked! Read more