Community-Wide Fundraiser Helps Support Senior Village
Suzanne Marlatt Stewart
For many SaddleBrooke residents, being sheltered in their homes for months, one project many have tackled is cleaning out closets and drawers. Then the question is, what do I do with all this stuff? Senior Village has a win-win solution for donating unwanted household items. Your things can help Senior Village raise much-needed financial support.
Senior Village is partnering with Suburban Miners, an eWaste recycling company to collect your recyclable electronics and other household items. Resalable and recyclable electronics like old computers, cell phones, and flat screen TVs will result in a donation to Senior Village from Suburban Miners. If an item has any market value at all and is still in working condition, or can be repaired easily, Suburban Miners strives to place it back into use rather than destroy it for recycling—RE-USE before RE-CYCLE.
Suburban Miners also operates a not-for-profit charity called the Free Store. Your donated items may not be sold or recycled but may instead be made available to families in need. At the Free Store, families referred by other agencies may take what they need. A visit to their website at www.suburbanminers.com reveals the dozens of items Suburban Miners accepts. Books and clothing will not be accepted. Flat screen TV’s, cell phones, desk phones, laptops, monitors, and other computers are especially desirable.
When: Saturday, March 27
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: SaddleBrooke One Clubhouse, parking lot in front of the bocce ball courts
Don’t miss this opportunity to donate unwanted clutter and support Senior Village, SaddleBrooke’s non-profit organization dedicated to helping residents live independently and providing helpful resources.
Where Do Your Dollars Go?
When residents of SaddleBrooke take advantage of the Arizona tax credit, many designate Senior Village as their charity because they know their tax dollars will benefit our own community. These donations not only result in a one-to-one tax credit, but also fund important work in support of our neighbors. As a Qualified Charitable Organization (QCO), Senior Village depends upon community support for organizational expenses and occasionally for non-budgeted items.
The COVID-19 vaccination project turned out to be a much bigger endeavor than originally imagined and resulted in 7,500 residents registering for the inoculation. While the thousands of volunteer hours did not cost hard dollars, other associated expenses were absorbed by Senior Village such as copying forms, fees for robo calls and text messages, routing signs, and furnishing volunteers with traffic management supplies. Senior Village is proud to have provided this service when much of the country still does not have access to the vaccine.
If you would like to support the Village’s mission of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” in SaddleBrooke, we welcome your QCO contributions. Single taxpayers may deduct up to $400 and joint filers up to $800. There is no minimum dollar requirement. You may safely donate on our secure website or send a check to Senior Village at SaddleBrooke, PO Box 8584, Tucson, AZ 85738 before April 15. Forms 321 and 301 should accompany your return. The Senior Village QCO identification number is 20990. The Federal Tax ID number is 47-5552021.
The deadline for making a charitable contribution for the 2020 tax year under the AZ Charitable Tax Credit is April 15, 2021. Keep in mind the IRS deadlines are different from Arizona’s state deadlines. Please consult your tax advisor for information regarding the tax implications of your charitable giving plans.
Senior Village is committed to the care and welfare of our community to keep us all healthy and living independently in our homes. Please designate the Village as your AZ charitable organization. For more information, to become a member or to volunteer, call 520-314-1042.