Having the ability to give to a cause can be empowering. By donating to something you believe in, you can positively impact the lives of others. Let’s be honest – it’s a great feeling to know you’ve helped someone in need. But sometimes, when you give to an organization, you are left wondering exactly HOW your donation is making a difference. That’s why we’re giving you a step by step guide to what happens to your donations when you give to UCP.
First, your donation goes to work right away. UCP of Sacramento and Northern California provides 823,348 hours of service in a year or the equivalent of 2,225 hours of service per day to our clients. That’s over 2,000 hours per day of programs and services to thousands of individuals and families. Learn more about UCP Programs and Services.
Second, you will get a donation receipt that you can use for tax purposes. You could use this donation receipt on your federal tax return. Check out the IRS Regulations.
Helpful Tip: If you want a donation receipt for your 2019 Tax Return, we’ll need to receive your donation by Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The easiest way to make sure you donate by the 31st is to give online. Check out UCP Ways to Give for a variety of ways to give to UCP.
Third, you will receive a Thank You from UCP, which will show you the results of your donation. Some of the programs your donation can go towards include:
Fourth, your gift will make you feel good.
And finally, your gift stays local. UCP was founded in Sacramento in 1955. We have been here for 64 years and plan on being here for as long as our services are needed. Our team believes strongly in our financial responsibilities as a non-profit and as a custodian of your donations.
Q: I can only make a small donation, will it make a difference?
A: Yes! A donation of any size will make a difference!
Q: What is The Foundation for UCP of Sacramento and Northern California? Is The Foundation different from UCP of Sacramento and Northern California?
A: Yes. Simply put: The Foundation is looking after the needs of our clients with developmental disabilities in the FUTURE. UCP of Sacramento and Northern California provides for the needs of children, adults and their families TODAY!
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.