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As we watch the horrible effects of war on the people of Ukraine, we must not forget the many children and adults with disabilities (many of whom live in institutional settings). Over the weekend, CNN covered a story on this issue: Escaping the horror in Ukraine is not an option for many disabled children and their families - CNN
The Arc of US is launching a campaign to raise funds to help people with IDD and their families (see below). PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS.
Helping People with IDD and Their Families in Ukraine
We watch in horror as the war unfolds in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to all the people of Ukraine whose lives are being torn asunder by the violence and chaos that grows daily. Our chapter leaders and others are asking what they can do to help. While there are a lot of options for donating to general Ukraine relief efforts, many are asking about how they can direct their support specifically to help people with IDD and their families. Since giving to foreign charities is not recognized as tax deductible by the IRS, we have two options for you and your constituents to make a tax-deductible charitable contribution.
First, for individuals who would like to make a charitable contribution that may qualify as tax-deductible in the United States, we have established The Arc's Ukraine Relief Fund. Individuals may give to The Arc of the United States and designate their donations to this fund. We will then do the required due diligence to identify, select, and make grants to reputable charities, foreign and domestic, that are engaging in relief efforts targeted to help people with IDD and their families in, or fleeing, Ukraine. 100% of any gifts we receive will be redistributed.
Please help spread the word. If your constituents are asking how they can make a tax-deductible charitable donation, please share this link to The Arc's Ukraine Relief Fund.
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