I Support Community Blog
360 Youth Services provides life-changing services to youth through prevention education, counseling and shelter. They have been serving Naperville and the surrounding area since 1971.
In 2011 Naperville Community Outreach ("NCO") changed its name to 360 Youth Services to better reflect its mission and vision. Having met and talked to so many people impacted by this organization, I could not think of a better name.Add a comment Add a comment
I went to Rolla Missouri to film the first charity on I Support Community. It’s a small, rural town about an hour and a half from St. Louis through a beautiful, rolling countryside. The Russell House is a shelter for victims of domestic violence. While I was driving, I remember wondering if a battered woman ever enjoys or even sees her surroundings.
Being a battered women’s shelter, the Russell House has no address and is hidden from view.Add a comment Add a comment
I often tell people, if you gave $5 a month for a year and 10 of your friends and 10 of their friends did the same, and you donated the funds, it would be close to $6,000! That is the power of microgiving.
As the term “micro” implies, we are talking about small gifts. Microgiving empowers everyone, regardless of their finances, to be involved in philanthropy and to know that they can make an impact. And, more and more when I talk to people they want that impact to be local and specific. To know exactly what the funds will be used for. They want to connect with the organization. I Support Community is a great way to connect with organizations.Add a comment Add a comment
According to Kiplinger’s article “IRS Audit Red Flags: The Dirty Dozen,” the chances of being audited or otherwise hearing from the IRS depends upon various factors... They go on to discuss twelve red flags with number three being “Taking Large Charitable Deductions.”
“We all know that charitable contributions are a great write-off and help you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. However, if your charitable deductions are disproportionately large compared with your income, it raises a red flag. That's because IRS computers know what the average charitable donation is for folks at your income level.Add a comment Add a comment