Donate before end of year for tax write-off

Thursday, December 29, 2011

If you donate to a charitable organization before the end of the year, you are helping that organization while you reduce your own tax load.

We have a number of good organizations which are located in our area, and serve our citizens. Consider them in your giving.

Center for Human Services, located on 15th NE in North City, is a Community-based, not for profit, youth and family services that has been a resources for children, adults, and families since 1970.  Donate here.

Compass Center, across from Aurora Village on N 200th, provides housing, counseling, and drugs and alcohol treatment for veterans. Donate here.

Goodwill trains low-income and under-served people for retail sales and office jobs at its Shoreline location on 145th and 15th NE. Donate goods, vehicles, and money.

HopeLink's Shoreline location by Marshall's in the Sears shopping plaza (Aurora Square) provides food and emergency services to residents in need.  Donate here.

North Helpline is in north Seattle on Lake City Way and provides food and emergency services for Lake Forest Park and east Shoreline as well as North Seattle residents.  Donate here.

The Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center provides a full range of programs, meals, and support for local seniors. Donate here.

Vision House is building Jacob's Well, a center for homeless women and children, with full support services.  They are building debt-free and can use your support. Donate here.

In addition to the social service agencies, we have a number of cultural and educational organizations which could make good use of your dollars.  Here are some of the biggest:
  • Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council - donate
  • Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens - donate
  • Third Place Commons - donate
  • Shoreline Historical Museum - donate



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