The countdown clock is ticking! Less than 15 hours remain to make a great difference for others in 2009 …
At Second Harvest Food Bank we realize that you give to charities like ours because you feel strongly about our area’s children, seniors, working poor families, and others in need having access to basic food resources.
At the same time, we also recognize that the tax aspects of giving are not insignificant for most of us … So I thought I’d write a reminder that a gift of support received by our organization by December 31st is eligible for a 2009 federal tax-deduction. (Consult your professional tax advisor for more details). The quickest and easiest way to ensure that your gift is received and processed in 2009 is to give online.
Today I would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity throughout the year, even as we prepare to close the books forever on 2009. It’s been a year of extraordinary demand for food — the highest our organization has ever known. Approximately 1-in-8 of our neighbors continues to struggle to put food on their tables. At the same time, Central Florida remains a generous community.
Thanks to many caring partners like you, we provided more food (over 21 million pounds) to more feeding programs, serving more people, than ever before this year.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff, and partner feeding programs of Second Harvest Food Bank, please have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year in 2010!
CEO and President of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
PS: Don’t forget that people in our community are challenged for food resources every single day of the year—NOT just at the holidays. Your gift today can make a great difference for an individual or family that is having a hard time making ends meet in this economy. On their behalf, I thank you!