If you volunteer for any non-profit organization, or simply believe in the important work they do to make our communities the best they can be, please vote for SAVE, Support American Volunteer Efforts, at www.saveusa.info.
SAVE is a bill in Congress that would give a tax credit up to $2,000 per year to any American who volunteers for a non-profit organization, earned at the rate of the number of hours volunteered multiplied by minimum wage.
As you may know, many people who regularly volunteer are being forced take a second job instead to make ends meet. As a result, non-profit organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to find and keep volunteers. SAVE not only rewards volunteers for their contributions and thus increases volunteerism, but also helps provide sustainable funding to non-profits since volunteers are 2.5 times more likely to donate to the non-profit organizations they support.
SAVE also provides a great contrast to the tax benefits that are currently being pushed through Congress. For example, as few as 8,200 families would reap the majority of the benefits from the repeal of the Estate Tax currently being considered by Congress. The cost of the repeal of the Estate Tax in 2007 alone is greater than any other budget items in President Bush’s 2007 budget, including his stated priorities of Homeland Security, the War in Iraq and Education. As a contrast, for less money, SAVE would benefit the 89 million Americans who volunteer their time, hearts, energy and resources each week to fight our fires, care for our elderly, teach our children, preserve our environment and help out at our hospitals, schools, churches, animal shelters and much more!
Please vote for SAVE at www.saveusa.info to show Congress that America supports volunteer efforts!
Just thought you guys would like to know!
Thank you very much to everyone who has supported SAVE, you have no idea how much it means to us! Recently, we have had a lot of success with having people going onto our website http://www.saveusa.info which is AWESOME!!! But we still need your help! All it takes is 30 seconds to go to the website and show your support for this amazing cause!
In case you don't know, SAVE (Support American Volunteer Efforts) is a grassroots effort that supports a bill in Congress (HR 4387) that would allow for up to a $2,000 tax credit for anyone who volunteers for any non-profit organization!
Why would volunteers be interested in getting money for VOLUNTEERING? Because volunteers are 2.5 times more likely to donate the money to organizations they know need it the most, like the places the volunteer for! Soup kitchens, churches, environmental organizations, fire houses, Volunteer EMT organizations, Hurricane Relief funds, and so much more!
There are over 90 million Americans who volunteer an average of 3.6 hours a week to fight our fires, care for our children and elderly, help improve our schools, take care of our sick and dying, help improve our environment and much, much more!!
All we are asking for is 30 seconds of your time to go to our website at http://www.saveusa.info! and then help spread the word to your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, and strangers who you meet on the street! :)
Thank you all for your support and keep up the amazing work!
Thank you very much,
The SAVE Volunteers!!
Just to let you all know, two of our beloved volunteers here at SAVE have gone back to College!! :( We miss them both dearly and we know that they will do their best to continue to spread the word about this AMAZING cause!!
In case you are all unaware of what SAVE is about, SAVE, Support American Volunteer Efforts, is a grassroots organization that is currently supporting a bill in Congress (HR 4387) which would allow for up to a $2,000 tax credit for anyone who volunteers for ANY non-profit organization!!!
All we need is about 1 minute of your time to help support us!! All you have to do is go to the website and help SAVE tell America about the SAVE bill and help people help other people – get everyone you know to vote at the SAVE website! Tell your friends and family, random strangers that you happen to talk to on the street! Tell your local media! With your help, we can help up to 89 million American volunteers get up to a $2,000 per year tax refund! Let’s tell Congress that America supports volunteer efforts!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us since day one, and to those who will support us, it means a great deal, especially to the volunteers who have gone off to college!!
Did you know that 89 million Americans volunteer?
Better yet, did you know that 46% of 18-24 year olds volunteer 3 or 4 hours a week?
It's true! This shows a dedication to volunteerism and political action beyond what students are generally known for.
This age group is the incoming generation of voters, policy makers and future leaders of America, and absolutely vital to the continuing success of volunteer service in their communities.
S.A.V.E. (Support American Volunteer Efforts) currently has a bill before Congress that if passed would grant up to $2,000 in a tax rebate to people who volunteer for nonprofit organizations.
The only way to pass this bill is to let Congress know that Americans support it!
Go to the S.A.V.E. website and vote for the S.A.V.E. bill! You could win a case of Annie's Macaroni and Cheese and also help make the S.A.V.E. bill a reality.
Win a case of Annie’s Mac and Cheese
The person or organization that sends the most voters to S.A.V.E. each week wins a free case of Annies Macaroni and Cheese!
Andrew Martin, founding chairman and former president and CEO of Annies Macaroni and Cheese, is the author of the S.A.V.E. bill. This is his way of thanking you for supporting S.A.V.E!
Send your family and friends to vote at the S.A.V.E. website now!
Keep spreading the word to all of your family and friends!
We need to prove to Congress that American's support all of the amazing volunteers out there!
To vote it doesn't matter if you have never volunteered, or if you volunteer every chance you get... what matters is that you show them your support!
Keep passing us on, and for those of you who have been we thank you!
We are in the midst of a massive, nation wide press release. The US News Wire picked up coverage of our story, which was a huge coup, and we've all been on the phones nonstop for the last week and a half trying to contact newspapers and radio and tv stations.
But of course, we can always use some help from fellow bleeding hearts and do-gooders.
Want to know how?
Visit our website and check out the 'How to Help' page. Send your friends and family letters and write to your congressman!
And if you're feeling especially motivated, feel free to pass on our press release!
The SAVE team
And, if you (and your friends!) haven't already - while you are at our home page at http://www.saveusa.info fill out our very simple survey* to VOTE FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF SAVE!
*Please note that we do not sell information.