Getting a tax refund? Donate $1 or $10 to the Alzheimer's Association Fund.
Getting a refund on your 2013 state taxes this year? Remember to add a buck, or ten or more as a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association Fund on your 2013 Colorado State tax form, and you’ll be making an important contribution to our mission. With an ever increasing number of people being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and coming to the Alzheimer's Association for help, your donations are a critical source of funding for the programs and services we provide at no cost to families in Colorado.
Here is what your donation means in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease:
- $20 = Early Stage Strategy Kits for four people newly diagnosed with Early Stage Alzheimer’s and their caregivers includes information about the disease, resources, and a list of education classes.
- $30 = Education class for a family caregiver to obtain essential knowledge, coping techniques and caregiving skills.
- $50 = Two Helpline Calls made by weary, anxious caregivers in need of assistance, often in the middle of the night.
- $100= One hour of personal one-to-one care consultation—a critical time when a stress-reducing coping tool is offered to a caregiver…a tool that might extend that caregiver’s life.
Help us continue to serve the families who need the support and hope we offer in the long journey of Alzheimer’s disease. End Alzheimer’s on your Colorado State Tax Form.
“The Alzheimer’s Association has been a Godsend for our entire family. I believe without their education and support life would be much more difficult. I also believe the Association has brought our family closer together.” Jim Shinto, caregiver for his dad.
“…I have relied on the map provided by the Alzheimer’s Association to acquire the skills and find the strength and inspiration to deliver the best possible care to my mom as she and I engage in the long goodbye with one another.” Kate Aiello, caregiver for her mom.
How does a taxpayer make a gift to the Alzheimer’s Association?
Taxpayers can give to the Alzheimer’s Association by simply checking line 43 on the Colorado state tax form and making a donation. The gift can be from a tax refund or added to a tax payment. Gifts are voluntary contributions, not designations of tax dollars.
About Checkoff Colorado
Checkoff Colorado is a collaboration of 15 statewide non-profit organizations eligible for voluntary contributions on the Colorado state income tax form. Colorado was the first state in the country (1977) to allow a taxpayer to “checkoff” a voluntary contribution to a non-profit organization. Each organization listed on the Colorado tax checkoff has completed a rigorous review process and has been approved by the Colorado State Legislature. After three years, an organization must go before the legislature for renewal.