Goodbye 2017 -- Hello 2018! 
Wishing all our friends, supporters, and the communities we work with a blessed & Happy New Year!
Dear friends,

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity, for your support, and for your continued encouragement. Without you, we wouldn't be here doing what we do. On behalf of all of us - our volunteers and the local communities we work with - a heartfelt thank you! 

Please do remember that everything we do through CDi is a labor of love - we all volunteer our time and resources. We are a grassroots non-profit run solely through the passion and spirit of our 100% volunteer staff and board. We appreciate you for allowing us to follow our calling. 

We particularly want to thank our fellow cyclists and supporters at Climate Ride, who collectively were able to grant us close to $5,000 through their efforts pedaling in various Climate Ride events all over the country in 2017. With these funds, we will be able to plant around 4,000 " Miles of Trees" when we return to Haiti in February. 

And speaking of February, we are excited to conduct the second edition of our Haiti Cycling Adventure & Social Impact Project - the Tour de Quisqueya. There is still space and time to register. Please consider joining us in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore Haiti - cyclist or not. We guarantee a good time with a wide range of activities, site visits and date / itinerary options, including Karnaval!. 

And if you are in the Hampton Roads area, come join us for the iBike 2018 Tour de Quisqueya Team Rally at Commune Restaurant in Norfolk on January 5! 

As always, thank you and see you soon! 
 

A Word About Tax Reform

We are not tax professionals, but we understand that the tax code in 2018 will be radically different - not simplified. In a note we received from a tax professional, we learned that  "the ability to deduct for charitable contributions isn't going away. But for some taxpayers who end up taking the increased standard deduction (which nearly doubles, from $6,350 in 2017 to $12,000 in 2018 for singles and $12,700 in 2017 to $24,000 for couples in 2018),  giving to charity NOW will provide a much bigger bang for your buck. " Read more and learn about some additional suggested strategies that will help you save - if you are able to act quickly: 
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