Last month I wrote about my rim-to-rim Grand Canyon trip with a group of blind hikers from the Foundation for Blind Children. The hike was extraordinary and was covered in the Republic as well as USA Today.
The Producers of the Today Show were so impressed by the trip that they flew five of the hikers and two of the guides--including FBC Director Marc Ashton--to New York for an interview. Here's a clip of the program in case you missed it.
The FBC provides services for about 2,500 blind children and adults throughout Arizona and receives some state funding, but it relies on contributions from the community at large in order to offer a full range of services.
The FBC raises most of that money during an annual dinner called "The Night for Sight." I've attended the dinner for the past few years and I thought you might want to see pictures from this year's event.
Now for a little business---The Foundation for Blind Children qualifies for Arizona's Corporate Tax Credit for the Disabled. This credit is similar to the $1,000 individual tax credit for schools in that it's a dollar-for-dollar offset. However, corporate money can be used for the Credit for the Disabled and the limit is not measured in thousands, it's measured in millions. That means that your company can help the FBC and get a dollar-for-dollar offset on your Arizona taxes. (FBC qualifies for the $1,000 individual tax credit for schools and the $400 tax credit for organizations that serve the working poor as well.)
So if you are one of my Corporate Clients, you are going to get a phone call. And if you aren't on my phone list, how about sending me an email anyway. This is a great opportunity to help a good cause at no cost to you or your company.