Family gatherings, delicious food, and festive activities define the holidays for many but as the holidays begin changing our focus, it’s important to remember our most vulnerable population, our children. 
We’ve all seen the recent news: shooting in faith centers, schools and workplaces, and even grocery stores. We all face challenges and feel the effects of the increased violence. On our country and our children.

Kids are impressionable. They witness violence everyday on television, in their neighborhoods and homes. We must stand together if we’re going to help our children.
Family & Children's Place is committed to preventing and intervening when violence and abuse threaten our kids.

Thanks to your generosity and continuous support, we are able to help children that have been traumatized by violence in the community and in their home.
Mark your calendars - Tues., Nov. 27 is #GivingTuesday!
HANDS families celebrate major milestone, graduation
Thanks to your generosity, 22 of 33 HANDS graduates recently celebrated completing the 2-year program.

Family & Children's Place and Volunteer of America staff pose for a photo at CNPE Awards..
F&CP named Pyramid Collaboration Award winner
Family & Children’s Place is pleased to announce that it is a winner of the 2018 Pyramid Award for Collaboration, along with Volunteers of America Mid-States.

“We could not be more proud of this award, or of the wonderful collaboration with Volunteers of America that led to this recognition,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place.

Wishing you the best from the Family & Children's Place team!
Amanda Bess (L), Emmie, and Summer Bess (R) strike pose while touring Louisville's Child Advocacy Center.
Kentucky native hikes Appalachian Trail to help Children's Advocacy Centers
A young Kentucky native recently hiked the 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail and is now trekking across Kentucky, visiting all fifteen Children’s Advocacy Centers.

Looking for tax beneficial ways to give in 2018?
Did you know . . .

The recent tax bill that has gone into effect for 2018 has provided some changes for charitable giving. With the new minimum deduction, if you do not itemize your deductions charitable contributions may not be eligible for a deduction when you file taxes.

If finding a tax beneficial way to make a charitable contribution is still important to you there are a few other options:

Gifts of appreciated stock will still provide tax benefits by avoiding capital gains taxes on stock that has appreciated in value when it is donated directly to charity.  

Additionally, gifts transferred directly from IRAs remain tax beneficial for donors 70 ½ or older. Gifts of up to $100,000 made directly from the IRA to a charity can be part of a tax free minimum distribution. The best way to determine your most tax beneficial way to donate is to contact your financial adviser.  

If you would like information on how to make a gift of stock or an IRA rollover to Family & Children’s Place please contact Larissa Reece at 502-855-6156 or by email at lreece@famchildplace.org
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