July 2019
A SMART WAY TO HELP KIDS IN FOSTER CARE
Gifts through your IRA
Due to recent tax law changes, it may be more beneficial for you to provide critical support for the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and its mission through your Individual Retirement Account.

If you are 70½ years or older, you can make tax-free distributions from your retirement account to AFFCF. You can donate up to $100,000 each year without incurring income tax on your withdrawal - an efficient way to support the causes that most matter to you!
BENEFITS TO YOU

  • You avoid the income tax penalty on your distribution.
  • You have the satisfaction of seeing your gift immediately support awards for eligible kids.
HOW IT WORKS

  • You direct your IRA administrator to make distributions in the amount of your choice up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to AFFCF.
THIS GIFT MAY BE FOR YOU IF:
  • You are over the age of 70½ at the time of your gift.
  • You do not need all of the income from your required minimum distributions.
  • You don't itemize deductions or you do not meet the new deduction threshold.

Thank you for all your past support of the children in foster care that AFFCF serves. If you have additional questions regarding whether this gift is right for you, please contact Kris Jacober at kjacober@affcf.org or 602.252.9445.
WELCOME, CHRIS LEBLANC!
AFFCF is pleased to welcome Chris LeBlanc as our new program administrator! Chris has an extensive background in working with nonprofits and database management. He is responsible for processing award applications and ensuring award checks get in the mail so kids in foster care can enjoy the fun just like their friends and neighbors. We're thrilled to have Chris on the AFFCF team...Welcome!
PAYPAL ROCKS!
2Q FUNDRAISING EFFORT NETS MORE THAN $16,000 AND CAMPING SUPPLIES FOR KEYS TO SUCCESS

AFFCF loves PayPal! During the entire second quarter, employees at their Chandler and Scottsdale locations pitched in to raise more than $16,000 and a ton of camping supplies to support Keys to Success Camp Success, taking place later this October!

A huge thank you to all the PayPal employees for your continued support!
BACKPACK DRIVE WRAP-UP
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and supported our 7th Annual Backpack Drive this year! Together, with our partners at the Back to School Clothing Drive and Arizona Helping Hands, we gave 1,162 kids brand new school clothes and backpacks. We gave another 815 kids backpacks and school supplies only!

We offer a special thank you to this year's Backpack Drive Sponsors:
SAVE THE DATE - 2019 SLIDER THROWDOWN
Mark your calendars for the 2019 Slider Throwdown!

SLIDER THROWDOWN
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 12PM - 3PM
KIERLAND COMMONS

This year's event will be full of delicious fare, music, a silent auction and loads of fun!
AFFCF is currently seeking silent auction donors and event sponsors. To donate to our silent auction, please email Kim Searles at ksearles@affcf.org.
THE FUN WE FUNDED
Here's a breakdown of how we served kids in foster care in Arizona in June 2019: