How is my donation affected by the CARES act?
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, will allow taxpayers to claim up to $300 ($600 for a married couple) in cash contributions made to a nonprofit charity in 2020 as a deduction from their gross income if they take the standard deduction (i.e. for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions) on their 2020 tax return. This deduction will ultimately reduce the amount of your income that's taxable.
Why are the items more expensive than what is listed on Amazon Wishlist?
Provide Now values ensuring that items we list are either sustainably made, made in the US, or small/minority-owned businesses. While we are not able to do that for every item, we strive to make that a priority for the items that are being donated through our website.
Why do you include tax in your product?
We include tax in our product price so that you, the donor, are able to include that amount in your tax return deductibles.
Why are there only 4 organizations listed?
Provide Now is currently only supporting non-profits & organizations in the Seattle and King County region. We will continue to expand as we grow!
Why do you only represent animals, education, and homelessness categories? Why did you choose the 4 organizations under those categories?
As Provide Now continues to grow we will add additional categories and organizations that need in-kind donations. As there are only two employees currently working at Provide Now we want to ensure that we did not over extend our capacity. We specifically chose to represent Chief Seattle Club, Plymouth Housing, and Northwest Education Access because these were organizations that we closely worked with during our COVID-19 campaign fundraisers in March and April of 2020. We also chose to work with Seattle Animal Shelter because we wanted to represent an organization that helps animals. As Provide Now expands we will begin to represent more categories and more organizations that support our local communities.