Another year is drawing to a close, and because of your assistance to IAS in 2011, famine victims in the Horn of Africa have been fed in their hour of desperation, lives of mothers and babies were saved in our Southern Sudanese medical clinic, and micro-finance programs are running strong in Ghana and Sudan. This is only a small part of what your funding has helped IAS accomplish this past year.
On the behalf of those who cannot thank you personally for your generous investment into their lives in 2011, let me express their gratitude. To help you catch a glimpse of how your donations have been used by IAS, please click here to review our organizational annual report which provides detailed information regarding our programming efforts.
As personal time with family and friends now becomes a priority this Christmas season, I would also like to ask you to consider making a special year-end, tax-deductible Christmas contribution to IAS America. As many continue to struggle during these difficult economic times for our nation, I realize the sacrifice such a gift to IAS might be for many of you this year. In addition to the assistance this year-end gift will be to IAS and the world’s poor, I am hopeful that it will also provide you with an added tax benefit as the year draws to a close.
A Christmas gift to IAS America is not only a worthy investment, but one that may also reduce your taxable income as a charitable deduction. Please keep in mind, in accordance with IRS guidelines, your check or online donation must be postmarked or submitted prior to January 1 in order for your gift to qualify for a 2011 tax deduction.
On behalf of the IAS staff and board of directors, I wish you and your family the blessings of the Lord this holiday season. Thank you for your gifts to the least fortunate of this world through the work of IAS. I look forward to our continued partnership in the new year. Joy to the world, the Lord has come!
In gratitude -
“Why does this well always have water?” “Because IAS digs deeper than the others.” Last month I had the pleasure of attending a set of meetings in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of the meetings was to outline IAS’ global strategy for the coming four years. In attendance were people from 12 countries including: South Sudan, [...] Read story
Andy Warhol once said, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” I’ve found that sentiment to hold true in my life. Certainly there have been times when twists and turns took me by surprise or God’s providence opened a door that I didn’t see in front of me. [...] Read story