Reduce Your Arizona State Taxes by Donating to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Contact: Andrea Omer
480-344-5683 (office) | 480-628-6800 (cell)
When you have Scottsdale in your non-profit’s name it can give a preconceived perception that the community we serve is not in need. People would love to provide great statistics about how youth in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas have no issues, but for many of the youth we serve at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale that could not be further from the truth.
The community we serve has some startling statistics – 37% of elementary schools in Scottsdale are now categorized as title 1 schools; over 50% of students who attend some of our Club locations are on a free and/or reduced meal program; and 12th grade Scottsdale students have a higher alcohol, tobacco and drug use than their peers statewide.
To combat these statistics we rely on our mission – to provide over 17,800 youth with the skills needed to be successful, responsible young adults and our communities next generation of leaders. We do this through programs taught by professionally trained staff based upon physical, cultural and social needs. Our youth learn how to be productive citizens, achieve academic success, learn healthy living habits, and build positive character skills and have fun! Our programs help our youth aspire to greater things when they move into adulthood and deter them from negative peer pressures they might be exposed to.
Beyond our mission we provide annual outreach services such as full dental and vision screenings to hundreds of youth in a mobile clinic and local offices and thousands of free meals to our Club members. We are also one of the only organization’s that has programming inside a Juvenile Detention Center on Native American land. Since the program began six years ago the juvenile arrest rate has decreased by more than half. This speaks volumes to our ability to provide strong programs and positive role models to significantly reduce the rate of arrests among teens.
Because of our community impact, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale qualifies to receive funds from the Working Poor Tax Credit – a dollar-for-dollar Arizona state tax credit you can receive simply by donating to our organization.
For every dollar you donate to the Clubs, taxpayers can receive a dollar-for-dollar credit and/or reduction of up to $400 for joint filers and $200 for individual filers on their Arizona State Tax Return. It is important to note that this credit is separate from the Public and Private Education Tax Credit.
We are proud to have Scottsdale in our name and realize it’s not always about what we are saving youth from, but what we are working to inspire them to become. Because every youth should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential no matter the city they reside, and we will not rest until they do.
For more information on how you can support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale through the Tax Credit please visit www.bgcs.org/taxcredit.