Grants Awarded from The Hutchinson Community Foundation Fund for Hutchinson

We are eternally grateful for the important work of the Hutchinson Community Foundation and their continued partnership in addressing housing issues, building community and alleviating poverty in Reno County. Interfaith was honored to be one of 27 non-profits to receive a portion of more than $213,000 in grants at the 2018 Fund for Hutchinson awards Nov. 15 at the Cosmosphere.

Tax Tip Just for Seniors

Did you know that it is possible to get a tax benefit from charitable contributions even if you don't itemize deductions? In 2015, qualified charitable distributions (QCDs) from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) were made a permanent pert of the tax law. This means that taxpayers 70 1/2 and older may donate all or part of their required minimum distribution to a qualified charity and not include it in their taxable income. The distribution needs to be made directly from the IRA to the charity.

Accessibility Can Mean Independence

When Mary came to us, she was having issues with accessibility in her home. Living on her own in her mid-eighties, she was no longer able to step in and out of the bathtub in her modest home in Southwest Bricktown. Luckily, living just down the street from her daughter, she was able to go there to shower when she needed. Each time she wanted to get cleaned up, Mary would pack up her toiletries and walk through the neighborhood to her daughter's house and use her shower.

Confidence in the Next Step

Kaitlin joined the C.A.S.H. program because she wanted to gain a better understanding of the home buying process so she could be confident in the purchase of her first home.

"Buying your first home can seem overwhelming and intimidating to say the least, if you don't have the proper knowledge. Interfaith minimized that fear for me and helped me understand how to align my finances to meet my goals."