Women’ Resource Center has been selected by Whole Foods Devon as a beneficiary of its Nickels for Nonprofits program from April 13-July 5th. For every shopping bag you reuse, $.05 is taken off your bill. Or you may donate that nickel to WRC. These nickels add up to valuable programmatic dollars, allowing Whole Foods Market and their customers to make a real difference in our community! Thank you to Whole Foods for this opportunity.
For Immediate Release:
Wayne, PA October 22, 2014 – Starting on Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, WRC’s “Women Veterans Networking Group” begins. It will be hosted by WRC’s Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Kim Bonuomo, a family law attorney, who served during the Gulf War with the Army JAG Corps.
This monthly group is for women veterans to meet and network in a casual setting. It is a great opportunity for these veterans to make personal and professional connections, share experiences, find community resources and celebrate their service to our country. We also provide assistance through WRC’s services, such as referral services, legal, counseling and career development services as well as information on programs geared to their specific needs.
The group will meet from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Women’s Resource Center, 113 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne, PA, continuing on December 9th and January 13th. We are hoping to expand to other areas in the Philadelphia region.
Women’s Resource Center will provide a pizza dinner for all attendees, as well as child care! The networking group is FREE, but we ask that participants pre-register so we know how many women to expect.
Please email our Veterans Outreach Coordinator, Kim Bonuomo
For more information call 610-687-6391.
Hello, Friends of WRC!
Thanks for visiting our blog. You all do so much for our organization, and we so appreciate it. Without you, we would not be able to serve over 2,400 girls and women a year. We are trying to strengthen Women’s Resource Center so that we can better execute our mission. To this end, we need help in providing more services to women in need and in gaining financial support.
If you’re looking for a simple way you can contribute to this effort, below are some ideas.
Five Little Things You Can Do To Help Support WRC
1. “Like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/womensrc ), and share at least ONE post per week. We’d like to get up to 700 “Likes” by 7/7 . We currently have 491. When you share, you help promote WRC.
2. Subscribe to our email newsletter, and forward each issue to at least five people who may have an interest in what we’re doing. To subscribe, enter your email address at this link: https://www.facebook.com/womensrc/app_141428856257
3. Become a member. We ask that everyone who volunteers for WRC join. Membership details are available here: http://womensresourcecenter.net/how-to-help/membership/ Call us to join. I’d like for us to reach at least 100 members by July 1st– currently we have 13 for the upcoming fiscal year.
4. Make it a mission to talk to at least ONE new person each week about WRC. Jot down a list of people who may be interested. Not sure what to say? Here’s a goo start:
For nearly 40 years, the Women’s Resource Center has supported women at critical transition points in their lives. When a woman is in crisis, she can feel alone and paralyzed. We walk alongside her providing guidance, education, resources and connection. Whether it’s building the confidence of a middle school girl, empowering a woman to embark on a new career, enhancing the parenting skills of a single mother, or providing legal services for a woman coming out of marriage, we meet women where they are and give them the tools to navigate their future.
WRC is a small organization making a big impact. We are women investing in women. By leveraging the power of hundreds of committed volunteers we provide hope and direction to thousands of women and girls annually. WRC is proactive. We identify immediate needs and develop real-time programs to meet those needs. And we make those programs accessible to all women regardless of their situation. But our value lies in more than the services we provide, it is in the way we provide them. We treat every woman with respect. We believe in her strength. Because a strong woman is the foundation of a strong family and strong families are the building blocks of strong communities!
5. Distribute program cards and fliers. Potential places? Libraries, churches/synagogues, township buildings, doctor/dentist/therapist offices, schools/daycares, cafes, community centers, YMCAs/gyms, etc. Have a conversation with a staff person while you’re there. If you can follow up by replacing fliers, removing old ones, adding fresh ones every few weeks, better still. Come in to WRC to pick some up, or call and we’ll send you some.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this. Please consider how your efforts may help WRC reach more women in need. It takes a village, and we’re glad you’re part of ours! J
A Gift for the Future
Looking for easy ways to support the Women’s Resource Center during the holiday season? Consider naming WRC as a beneficiary to your IRA or annuity. It’s simple to do and doesn’t require the services of a lawyer or financial planner. What’s more, designating a charity as your IRA beneficiary offers numerous tax and philanthropic benefits.
Assets Pass Tax-Free
One of the primary benefits of designating a charity as your IRA beneficiary is that your assets are not taxed as they pass to your beneficiary upon death. If you had designated an individual as your beneficiary, that person would be subject to ordinary income tax on any withdrawals from the IRA, which generally must begin immediately upon transfer. Unlike in regular taxable investment accounts, assets in an IRA do not “step-up” in basis. Rather, the entire amount of a traditional IRA is fully taxable at ordinary income tax rates. Passing some of your assets to a charity rather than an individual could save hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets.
Receipt of Living Benefits
Some IRA owners pledge their assets to charities in exchange for living benefits. Depending on the type of strategy used, you could receive annual income based on the interest earned in your account until death, as is the case with a charitable remainder unitrust. Upon your death, your assets would transfer tax-free to your charitable beneficiary. In addition, if you establish a charitable remainder unitrust you are permitted an instant tax deduction based on the present value of the account.
Avoidance of Estate Taxes
Although the assets in your IRA will technically remain as a part of your taxable estate even if your beneficiary is a charity, your estate will be entitled to a charitable deduction in the amount of the donation. The net of this is that your estate will not be liable for estate taxes on the amount of your IRA designated as a charitable contribution.
If you designate a charity as your beneficiary, you will receive the same philanthropic benefits as if you had made a gift out of your taxable investment account. If your familial heirs, such as children or grandchildren, are already provided for, donating your IRA to a charity can provide you with the satisfaction that you have benefited others who would otherwise go needy. If you like, you can instruct the charity to establish a foundation, scholarship or program in your name so that your gift is remembered in perpetuity.
Interested in learning more?Call Michele Daly at: 610-687-6415