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A Time to Give and Save on Taxes

Reduce Income Taxes

Reduce your income taxes this year by giving cash. Through gifts of cash, it is possible to eliminate or reduce income tax up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income.

Tip: Your gift will be counted for a 2009 tax deduction if your envelope is postmarked by Dec. 31, even if it is received in the first week of 2010.

Remember, you can give through ChildFund’s secure Web site anytime.

Gift Securities

If you own long-term appreciated stock, you can gain savings in two says: your gift is tax deductible at fair market value and you avoid capital gains tax.

Tip: If you own stock that has depreciated in value, sell the stock, taking the tax deduction for the loss, and give the proceeds as a charitable gift to ChildFund.

Life Income Gift

A gift to ChildFund now can provide you with an income stream for life. You get a partial charitable deduction and receive immediate cash flow — often at a higher rate than you would get by investing.

Tip: If you defer your income payments, you will receive an even higher rate. We will be glad to provide you with a personalized, confidential illustration.

To find out more about these and other gift opportunities by clicking here or calling us at 1-800-762-9593.