If you have never donated to the Fund before or are thinking of increasing the amount of your donation this year, then now is the time to act. An anonymous couple in Sun City West has pledged to match all donations from new donors and any increase in donation amount from prior donors up to a cumulative total of $5000. If you don't act on this, money that could have helped our clients with critical payments will be left on the table.
The 2019 direct mail campaign has begun. Mailings will be sent to all residential addresses in Sun City West in either November 2018 or January 2019, but only one solicitation per address. Again this year our goal is to contact every SCW resident, including winter visitors, to ask for their help and to ask them to encourage potential clients that they might know to contact the Fund. The Community Fund provides a financial safety net for SCW residents who are experiencing difficulty paying for food, medicine, utilities, and other basic needs. Based on the results of our 2017 and 2018 campaigns, we have increased the limits on financial support to our clients by over 20%. This is the first time we have been able to increase support in over 10 years. Without your generous donations, that would not have been possible. Look at our "More Ways to Give" page for even more ways you can contribute.
In planning your charitable donations for 2018, please remember that the Community Fund is designated by the state of Arizona as a Qualifying Charitable Organization. If you file Arizona individual income taxes, that means you may take a credit on your Arizona taxes (up to $400 for a single filer and $800 for a couple) when you donate to the Community Fund. When you file your 2018 AZ taxes, you will need the state assigned QCO Code for the Community Fund of Sun City West.
QCO CODE: 20177
The Table and chart below detail the manner in which the Community Fund answered the needs of its clients in the most recent full year.
These donations are based on you registering to have donations given to us and the value of your purchases at Fry's. Other than initial registration, there is really nothing you need to do. It is a painless way to increase your support for the Community Fund. If you are not already registered, the process is detailed below.
STEP 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account
**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2
*Go to http://www.frysfood.com/
*Under Sign-In information, enter your email and create a password. (Write down your email & password—will need it in step 2)
*Select ‘Use Card Number’.
*Enter your Fry’s V.I.P Card Number, last name and postal code.
*Under ‘Select Your Preferred Store’ enter your postal code.
*Select ‘Find Stores’.
*Choose your store then select ‘Create Account’.
*You will then be prompted to check your email for a confirmation email.
Click the hyperlink in your email to finish creating your Online Fry’s Account.
*Continue to step #2 to register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program of your choice.
STEP 2: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program
*Go to https://www.frysfood.com/topic/community?activePage=community-rewards-2
*Enter your email and password then select ‘sign in’. (This will be the email and password you created in step 1)
*Select ‘My Account then select ‘Account Settings’ from drop down menu.
*Click ‘edit’ under Community Rewards. If prompted, enter personal information.
*Under Find Your Organization: Enter the NPO number (YH806) or Community Fund of Sun City West; then select ‘search’. *Under Select Your Organization: Select box next to your organization
*Then select ‘save changes’.
*If you have registered correctly, you should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your Account Summary page.
Community Fund of Sun City West, Inc.
The Community Fund of Sun City West - Neighbors Helping Neighbors.