You can’t put a price on changing lives,
but your donation can help
make a difference.
- $13 could teach someone how to use public transportation on their own
for the first time.
- $25 could help a person with a disability learn to cook a meal on their
own for the first time.
- $42 would provide a bus pass for an individual with a disability to get
to their new job the first month.
- $75 could enable a group of people with a disabilities on limited income
access to recreational social events like a baseball game.
- $110 would allow us to provide one hour of communication access with an
American Sign Language Interpreter for a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person.
- $500 could enable a group of individuals with a disabilities on limited income
access to the arts, such as a play or live performance.
- $2,500 would enable us to build a life-saving ramp for someone’s home so they
can go to church, the supermarket or work; even escape in an emergency or
- $15,000 could pay for an entire year of in-home Personal Care Service, which
enables individuals to stay in their homes and communities.
More Ways to Donate
Want to double the impact of your tax deductible donation? You can double the number of individuals with disabilities
that your donation helps with Corporate matching. Many Companies, large and small, match the gifts of their employees and retirees.
We suggest you ask your company if they have a program of this type and how to access it. The Center for Accessible Living can help you with this process.
Gift of Stock and other Appreciated Assets
The Internal Revenue Service allows a taxpayer to deduct the fair market value of non-cash assets given to the Center for
Accessible Living. This includes clothing donations to our Menís Suit Closet, durable medical equipment, computer equipment, or many other
items. This allows a taxpayer to legally avoid the payment of taxes on the difference between that which he paid for the
asset and the current fair market value.
You can even give stock, get your tax deduction for the fair market value, and immediately buy the stock back; thereby
avoiding the payment of capital gain taxes and still own the stock. Your accountant or financial advisor can more fully explain this process.
IRA & 401-K gifts to the Center
If you are 70 Ω or older, the Internal Revenue Service requires you take the money out of your retirement accounts
and pay tax there on, even if you do not want to. Now the Internal Revenue Service will allow you to transfer stock and other
assets from your retirement accounts to the Center for Accessible Living, the fair market value of which counts as the required
distribution according to their rules, but you do not have to pay any income tax. Your accountant or
financial advisor can more fully explain this process.
Wills and Memorial Giving
You can provide for your family and leave a legacy gift to the Center for Accessible Living.
Estate planning is a wonderful way to leave a gift in
memory of yourself or a loved one. Whatever your reasons, they should be
heartfelt and personal. There are several ways for you to make charitable
bequests through your will. To find out how you can support your loved ones and
give a memorial gift to the Center for Accessible Living, please call Michael
Markiewicz at the Louisville office, (502) 589-6620.
Funeral homes usually ask families to name designated charities for publication in the obituary notices. This is but another
way to remember the Center for Accessible Living and leave a legacy for people with disabilities who rely on the Centerís help
to remain independent in the community with their families.
Other Opportunities to Give
You can now donate a percentage of your online shopping at participating
retailers to the Center for Accessible Living, with
Earn money for the Center without even paying more at the checkout. Stores Include Amazon, Best Buy, Ebay, Gap,
Expedia, Target and many more! Just choose Center For Accessible Living (Louisville KY) as your charity and shop!
Donate gently Used Items
Your tax deductible gift will help someone in need. CAL Louisville and Murray both have
equipment loan programs that run completely on donations.
The Center in Louisville also has a
Suit Closet of Professional Clothing for Job seekers.
There are many opportunities to volunteer and help support the staff and consumers at CAL. Contact Beverly Alford in Louisville or Jeanne Gallimore in Murray.
Invite a Friend!
Do you think we provide good supports for the disability community? Why not be an Ambassador for CAL? We need YOU. Talk about us,
tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers who might know someone who needs our services.
Connect with us online,
“Like” us on Facebook and tell your
friends, or re-tweet us on Twitter
Connect with us on Facebook Causes and get your friends to donate!
For more information, or to donate through a different method please contact
Michael Markiewicz at (502) 589-6620, firstname.lastname@example.org
You may donate directly to the Center: