Why Leslie is thankful for DCFYI!

“I have been part of the program since 2017. My top two favorite things about DCFYI are that I met my mentor Maggs and she is so helpful; she helps me with everything. The second is the other youth I've met, I have made some great friends through the program.

"Before Covid-19 I went to some of the events like the Birthday and Christmas ones. The last one I went to was right before Covid-19. I like to go to DCFYI events to see certain people I have met through the program. My favorite event is kickball, I love kickball.

CARES ACT and 2021 charitable contributions

The CARES Act included language that makes giving to DCFYI easier in 2020!

This is true for people who take the standard deduction or itemize. 

New Deduction Available: Up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) in annual charitable contributions. This is available only to people who take the standard deduction (for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions). It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income, and thereby reduce taxable income.