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Thank you for your interest in helping us keep children safe, happy and engaged in meaningful, educational activities. We value our supporters because we know they believe, as we do, that we can build healthy communities and shape a better future together by devoting resources - caring attention, supervision, tutoring, homework assistance and creative play - to children as they grow. More than ever, your gift is vital to sustain our efforts to help working parents give the best possible start and ongoing support to their children, the children who will be the residents, workforce and leaders of our communities.
At R'Club, the same quality program is available to the children of full-fee paying parents and to the children of parents who receive scholarships. It is our goal to offer the highest quality programs available while remaining accessible and affordable to all families, regardless of financial circumstance.
At the present time, we're conducting an endowment campaign to provide scholarships for the up to 2800 children on waiting lists in Pinellas County alone who qualify for subsidized child care, but for whom no funding is available. We fundraise to build endowment funds through grants, requests for outright gifts and through special events, for instance, proceeds from our annual golf tournament count toward our endowment campaign for scholarships. We intend to provide child care scholarships to as many children as possible to ensure that no child is left home alone or on the streets. We also fundraise for program needs, as the costs of providing care for very young children and exceptional (special needs) children are much higher than those for other children. Whether your interest is in scholarships, special needs programs, literacy or something else, there are many opportunities to help R'Club help children and many ways to give.
Please think about program areas and ways to give as you consider your philanthropic goals. Whether you choose to give an outright gift, donate stocks or other appreciated assets, remember a loved one through a donation, or participate in our matching gift or planned giving programs, your contribution is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your support. Should you require further information or assistance, please feel free to contact Art O'Hara, Executive Director, at (727) 578-5437, ext. 2915.
There are many ways to give that will help R'Club help children:
OUTRIGHT GIFTS OF CASH
Matching gifts from your employer can increase the impact of your contribution. To find out if your company or your spouse's company offers a matching gift program, contact your company's human resources department for the necessary forms.
IN MEMORY/IN HONOR OF/IN NAME OF GIFTS
In whatever form you choose to make your gift, you can designate that it be listed in memory of a family member or friend, in honor of an individual, or in recognition of a special occasion.
Gifts of appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, collectibles and real property can be donated to R'Club through an agreement we have with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. To discuss the transfer of securities, or to discuss donations of real property, please call Art O'Hara, Executive Director, at (727) 578-5437, ext. 2915.
Planned gifts ensure that your donations permanently endow scholarships and create a legacy in perpetuity. Planned gifts include bequests, wills, gift annuities, and gifts of life insurance and retirement plans. Should you wish to find out more about our planned giving opportunities, please contact Art O'Hara, Executive Director, at (727) 578-5437, ext. 2915.
All gifts of any size are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your support of R'Club and the children and families we serve.
As responsible stewards of the donations we receive, we pledge to you, the donor, the following:
Upon receipt of your gift, we will send you a letter expressing our gratitude and to provide documentation of your gift for tax purposes. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Unless you request anonymity, your name will appear on our donor rolls in the annual report, on our website and, in some cases, in our newsletter.
We respect the wishes of our donors who choose to remain anonymous. Be assured that information about your donation is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law. We do not sell or exchange information our mailing list.