Support a Charity – If You Can

[The following is an unrolled version of a Twitter thread]

A lot of people are hurting out there in the DC area, the U.S. and around the world. Unemployment benefits are not going to last forever and many people (e.g., undocumented individuals) are ineligible for unemployment or the federal stimulus funds. But the majority of you, like myself, have not been financially affected, and at least some of us likely received stimulus money in our bank accounts that we are just going to add to savings. Also, although it has been barely reported on, the CARES Act creates a $300 above-the-line charitable deduction in 2020 (and likely going forward though experts disagree)) federal income taxes, which means you can deduct up to $300 of donations to charities from your taxable income EVEN if you don’t itemize (which is 85%+ of filers).

So, if you are able to and can spare, I hope you can donate to one of these non-profit/charities listed below. Many of these I’ve supported for years but most were suggested by you and are new to me. We are personally supporting the most of them but all seem worthy. I encourage you to support any charity, even those not listed.

As an added show of my appreciation, I’ll send a Barred in DC koozie to anyone who has donated $25 to any of these organizations listed in 2020 (if you want to spread the love, aggregate $25 is ok). I’m not affiliated with any of these. Just DM me on Twitter or Instagram or email barredindc@gmail.com w/ some proof/mailing address. Those with * appear to have a focus on supporting immigrants.

DC Organizations 

National/International Organizations

Organizations for Racial Justice

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