Maximize Your Charitable Donations in 2020 Through Support of Ohio AAP’s Store It Safe Program

Ohio AAP works hard every day to put passion and ideas into action to educate and advocate on behalf of our members as well as for Ohio’s children. It is through generous donations that the Foundation and Chapter are able to help make that mission a reality. Donations help support many of the Chapter’s programs including the Store It Safe Teen Program. Since 2015, Ohio AAP has been focused on combating teen suicide and mental health issues through the creation of the Store It Safe Program. Store It Safe brought together partners from many sectors, including healthcare providers, injury and mental health experts, and firearms experts with the common goal to prevent suicide in teens through safe storage practices.  

Every donation, no matter the amount, helps the Store It Safe program accomplish its mission- to identify teens with mental health concerns, provide appropriate interventions, and create barriers to the most lethal means for suicide. And since this past March, when Congress enacted two changes to the CARES Act, it is now easier than ever to maximize your charitable contributions. 

  1. Congress made a new deduction available for up to $300 per taxpayer–$600 for a married couple–in annual charitable contributions. This is particularly beneficial to people who take the standard deduction when filing their taxes. In other words, this will help taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions. To qualify, you would have to give a donation to a qualified charity. If you have already made your donation since Jan. 1, that contribution counts toward the $300 cap. A donation to a donor-advised fund (DAF) does not qualify for this new deduction.
  2. Congress made it possible for individuals and corporations that itemize to deduct much greater amounts of their contributions. Individuals can elect to deduct cash contributions, up to 100% of their 2020 adjusted gross income, on itemized 2020 tax returns. This is up from the previous limit of 60%. 

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If you are not yet ready to make a monetary donation but would still like to support teen mental health and suicide prevention, please register for the Reversing the Trend of Irreversible Actions-Store It Safe Virtual Fundraiser at this year’s Annual Meeting. This is such an important and timely message that admission to the event is FREE for all. We want everyone to have the means to join and learn more about teen mental health and safe storage practices.

2020 Reversing the Trend of Irreversible Actions-Store It Safe Virtual Fundraiser November 20th : 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

  • Interdisciplinary panel on teen suicide prevention-Featuring our Injury Prevention Medical Directions Dr. Mike Gittelman and Dr. Sarah Denny plus Denise Meine-Graham from Franklin County Loss. Also back this year due to overwhelming requests from members last year is teen advocate, Jeremy Hardjono! 
  • Official launch of the “I Pledge to Store it Safe” campaign with gun box and resource giveaways
  • Ohio AAP Awards Ceremony to honor distinguished pediatricians and advocates

Store It Safe Registration

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