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Thank you for taking the time to make a contribution to NYSUT's Disaster Relief Fund to promote and enhance the welfare of NYSUT members who are in need of assistance because of the occurrence of a natural or man-made disaster. The fund provides relief support for eligible losses stemming from: (a) man-made occurrences (such as an accidental house fire); (b) natural disasters not designated as federally declared qualified disasters; and (c) federally declared qualified disasters.

We are currently urging our members to donate to the fund to support our health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. Proceeds will go directly toward purchasing and providing Personal Protective Equipment, food and other supplies for all of our dedicated health care workers.

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Click here to donate via PayPal or credit card.

Donate by Check

Make your check payable to "NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund" and mail to: NYSUT Headquarters, Attn: Disaster Relief, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, New York 12110. 

UPDATE: Coronavirus Relief Act (CARES) offers new charitable giving incentives

Feb. 12, 2021

The recently passed Coronavirus Relief Act (CARES) and subsequent extenders provide some good news for all union members when it comes to filing their personal income tax returns. It offers new charitable giving incentives in an effort to help charitable organizations through this difficult time.

For the 2021 calendar year, an individual who does not itemize their deductions on their individual income tax return may deduct monetary contributions of up to $600 (for married filing joint filers, or $300 for single filers) made to 501(c)3 charitable organizations. This is an increase to the maximum amount allowed for 2020 monetary charitable contributions of $300. This will be an ”above the line” deduction in the main body of the individual tax form and will not require the taxpayer to itemize using Schedule A. Individuals who continue to itemize contributions on Schedule A will still have the ability to claim a portion of their donations, up to the maximum amount allowed each year, as “above the line” charitable deductions such as these.

Additional information about the 2020 deduction can be found on the IRS website. Please consult your personal tax preparer with questions specific to your unique tax circumstances.

Please consider making a contribution to the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, to take advantage of this new tax benefit.

About the Fund

The NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund (EIN: 11-3761261) is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Your contribution goes directly to provide assistance to those in need.

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