NOVEMBER 2018
Your Generous Contribution and Tax Savings,
Your Impact for the Future of LifeCare Alliance!
When you make a contribution to LifeCare Alliance directly from your IRA, you help us meet the growing need for basic needs in our community, while making a tax-efficient gift. You may know that the IRA Rollover Law has been permanently extended, which means that you can make a distribution to LifeCare Alliance from your IRA without paying income taxes on the contribution. In addition, gifts to our Legacy Endowment Campaign can be doubled, as a generous anonymous donor is matching gifts to our endowment up to $5 million!

 Helpful Tips:
  • You must be at least 70 ½ years old.
  • You must decline goods or services.
  • Rollover may not exceed $100,000.

To make a gift:
  • Send a letter to your IRA administrator requesting a direct charitable distribution to LifeCare Alliance in the amount you wish to donate.
  • Include the agency's Tax ID number: 31-4379494.

If you would like to connect with a local professional adviser, please visit our resource directory online . While LifeCare Alliance does not endorse advisers, the members of our Legacy Endowment Advisory Council are well-informed about LifeCare Alliance programs and services, as well as the $5M match opportunity.
Disclaimer: Donors are advised to seek qualified legal and tax advice before making any gift that has tax implications. The information contained herein does not constitute legal, tax, or other professional advice and should not be relied upon as such.
To inquire about gift planning or year-end giving, contact:
Chuck Gehring
President and CEO
614-437-2801
cgehring@lifcarealliance.org
Rebecca Hurd
Director of Advancement
614-437-2867
rhurd@lifecarealliance.org
Not yet 70 1/2 years old?
Not to worry!
There may still be ways to maximize both impact and possible tax benefits that may be available. Take a look at some of the options below as you think about your annual gift.

  • Give a gift of appreciated stock.
  • Give a multi-year, bundled gift. This will be a great way to maximize tax benefits in 2018, while ensuring your impact for several years.
  • Double your impact this year through a Challenge Gift! An anonymous donor is matching new or increased annual donations in 2018, up to $200,000. Mark your donation “Challenge Gift” and you will help feed the seniors and medically challenged in our community who are most in need.

Your Gift in Action:
  • $2,500 delivers meals and in-home services to a homebound older adult for 1 year.
  • $1,000 helps prevent homelessness for a family battling cancer.
  • $500 provides fifty transportation trips for clinical visits for our clients.
  • $100 feeds a low-income family battling active cancer or HIV/AIDS through our pantry for 1 month, including supplements, personal hygiene items, and household cleaning products. 
Introducing the New Meals-on-Wheels Scheduler!
LifeCare Alliance is pleased to offer a new way for Meals-on-Wheels volunteers to identify weekday and weekend routes that are in need of a substitute driver through our “ Help Wanted ” page:
*Please note the web page typically takes 20-25 seconds to load.

LifeCare Alliance will send out email alerts for drivers needed in specific geographic locations or on specific dates. If your schedule allows, you are now able to use this link to sign up for a Meals-on-Wheels delivery route. 
In order to volunteer to deliver Meals-on-Wheels, you must be a current volunteer. If you are a new volunteer and would like information on how to get started, please contact volunteer@lifecarealliance.org .

Thank you for Nourishing the Human Spirit !
Program Spotlight: L.A. Wellness Works
LifeCare Alliance's registered dietitians, registered nurses, and certified personal trainers can promote healthy lifestyles in your workplace!

This holiday season, employers can help their teams avoid weight gain with the  "Don't Let the Holidays Get You Stuffed"  Challenge. The 12-week class can be implemented at your worksite in-person or remotely via email and webinar.

The L.A. Wellness Weight Loss Program  is a 16-week class based on the popular Mayo Clinic Diet. Participants reshape their lifestyle by adopting healthy new habits and breaking unhealthy ones.

To learn more about bringing these programs to your workplace, contact the Wellness Department at 614-437-2878.

What's Going On at LifeCare Alliance
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
Be sure to follow LifeCare Alliance on Facebook as we promote the range of services and expertise at the Central Ohio Diabetes Association!

As we kick off National Diabetes Month, let us show you how CODA's Camp Hamwi makes a lifelong impact for children with diabetes. Click here or the video link to the right!
Night of Hope and Support
Join us this Thursday at the Night of Hope and Support as we celebrate our ambassador models who are all cancer survivors!

All proceeds will support the Columbus Cancer Clinic through the Heather Pick Spirit Fund.

#GivingTuesday Ahead
#GivingTuesday is a global effort to kick off the charitable season. Save the date for Tuesday, Nov. 27!

#GivingTuesday is celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. It is a chance for you to focus on holiday and year-end giving. Donations to LifeCare Alliance can be made online, or you can visit our Amazon Wish List!
Holiday Pie Sale is Back!
Complement your Thanksgiving dinner while helping LifeCare Alliance through our annual Holiday Pie Sale! Choose from Apple, Pumpkin, or Sweet Potato, just $9 each.

Sport Your Spirit With Our Store!
The LifeCare Alliance online shop is open for business! Now, you can order your favorite custom merchandise and have it delivered straight to your door! You can also order some of our featured items such as the Let's Do Lunch T-shirt or Camp Hamwi sweatshirt.

Rebecca Hurd
LifeCare Alliance
Thank you for Nourishing the Human Spirit !