PA BREAST CANCER COALITION’S BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER RESEARCH FUND
You have the opportunity to contribute to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Refunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research fund by making a donation of all or a part of your tax refund. Every penny of your donation goes directly to fund breast and cervical cancer research conducted by Pennsylvania researchers. You can also send a direct, tax-deductible contribution to: PBCC’s Refunds for Research fund, c/o PA Breast Cancer Coalition, 2397 Quentin Road, Suite B, Lebanon, PA 17042. For more information, visit www.PABreastCancer.org or call 1-800-377-8828.
WILD RESOURCE CONSERVATION FUND
You have the chance to "Do Something Wild" and help protect Pennsylvania's non-game wildlife and native wild plants by making a contribution to the Wild Resource Conservation Fund. This special nonprofit fund helps Pennsylvania's resource agencies protect and restore these unique state treasures. You can also send a direct, tax-deductible contribution to: Wild Resource Conservation Fund, PO Box 8552, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8552. For more information, visit: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/conservationscience/wrcp/index.htm
MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Help those who serve our Nation and Commonwealth by making a gift to the Military Family Relief Assistance Program. Your gift will help Pennsylvania service members and their families by providing financial assistance to those with a direct and immediate financial need as a result of military service. You can also send a direct, tax-deductible, gift to the Military Family Relief Assistance Program, c/o Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003-5002. For more information visit: www.dmva.pa.gov or call, toll-free, 1-866-292-7201.
GOVERNOR ROBERT P. CASEY MEMORIAL ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS TRUST FUND
In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 8,500 men, women and children waiting to receive life-saving organ transplants. Twenty-one people die each day waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Donating an organ is truly giving the gift of life. Each year, many Pennsylvanians are fortunate to receive transplanted organs that save their lives. Just one donor can save or enhance the lives of up to 50 people. You can help this vital effort by contributing all or a portion of your Pennsylvania tax refund to support programs that encourage people to become organ and tissue donors. You can also send a direct, tax-deductible contribution by making your check or money order payable to the Governor Robert P. Casey Memorial Trust Fund and mailing it to: Department of Health, Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services, Division of Budget, 625 Forster St., Health and Welfare Building, Room 832, Harrisburg, PA 17120. For more information or to register as a donor, visit: www.donatelifepa.org.
JUVENILE (TYPE 1) DIABETES CURE RESEARCH FUND
Each year, Type 1 diabetes accounts for $14.9 billion in healthcare costs, and more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults — approximately 80 people per day — are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the U.S. Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce insulin, the hormone needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for living. Although the disease can be diagnosed at any age, it is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents and young adults. The causes of Type 1 diabetes are unknown, and there is currently no way to prevent or cure it. Persons with Type 1 diabetes are dependent on injected or pumped insulin for life. You have the opportunity to help find a cure for this disease by contributing all or a portion of your Pennsylvania tax refund to the Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes Cure Research Fund. You can also send a direct, tax-deductible contribution by making your check or money order payable to the Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes Cure Research Fund and mailing it to: Department of Health, Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services, Division of Budget, 625 Forster St., Health and Welfare Building, Room 832, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
PA CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND
The Pennsylvania Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is dedicated to funding effective and innovative child abuse and neglect prevention programs. Prevention is the best solution for reducing child abuse and neglect and improving the lives of children and families. While preventable, more than 25,000 reports of suspected child abuse are reported within the commonwealth annually, and an average of 30 children die as a result of child abuse and neglect each year. The impact of maltreatment is profound with lifelong consequences. Every citizen has a role to play in keeping Pennsylvania’s children safe, and we encourage you to do your part. You can contribute all or a portion of your Pennsylvania tax refund to make it possible for CTF to fund more child abuse and neglect prevention programs.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information or to donate, please visit redcross.org. You can also follow us on Twitter at @RedCross.