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For Tzedakah in Our Community

Dear Friends,

A Temple member faces eviction. Thanks to the Mitzvah Corp., her rent is paid. A family receives a disconnection notice from the electric company and the water company. Because of the Mitzvah Corp., their utilities are restored.

Almost daily, the Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp. receives requests for assistance from working Tucsonans--many of them Temple members--who are ill, injured, laid off, and just one pay check away from homelessness. Thanks to the Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp., many of these temporarily strapped individuals never have to see the inside of a homeless shelter or figure out how to sleep a family of four in their car.

The Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp. was created fifteen years ago as a qualifying charitable organization that provides services to Arizona residents who need temporary assistance or emergency services. As a qualifying charity, it is exempt from federal income tax under the Internal Revenue Code.

Your contribution to the Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp. is treated by the Arizona Department of Revenue as a qualifying tax credit. Remember, your Arizona Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit is separate from and in addition to the foster care and public and private school tax credits. You can contribute to any and all of those as well. The amount you contribute is subtracted from taxes you owe the State of Arizona. The amount contributed must not exceed your overall Arizona tax liability or the excess will be carried forward for up to five years. The maximum amount of this credit is $400 for individuals, $800 for couples filing jointly. For more information, consult your tax professional.

The Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp. is there for those in need, and it needs your contributions more than ever. It is at the core of our religious tradition to provide assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community.

For questions about Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp., call me at (520) 349-0174 or email

Do a mitzvah today! To donate click here, and choose Mitzvah Corp from the drop-down.

Jill Rich
Temple Emanu-El Mitzvah Corp - QCO Code #20314

Sat, September 21 2019 21 Elul 5779