Coronavirus Tax Deduction

Lining up for lunch at the Meson de Jesus.

Dear Friends,

The COVID-19 virus hits the poor especially hard.  At the Guaymas Mission, we are seeing increasing numbers of families in the daily food line.  Our goal is to keep our neighbors at home by providing beans and rice for them to cook in our food bag deliveries.  Our daily guests at the Meson de Jesus receive “to go” lunches, typically cans of sardines and crackers.  As the unemployment rises, so do our unbudgeted expenses resulting from the virus.

One ray of hope to all charities is the recently passed congressional stimulus package that gives non-itemizers up to a $300 above-the-line charitable income tax deduction for donations made only in 2020. So, for those who take the standard deduction, if you give $300 to charity, you will get the $300 tax break in addition to the standard deduction. Of course, ask your tax advisors for details regarding this program and your eligibility.

To help our struggling brothers and sisters at the Mission and to make it easy for you, please consider becoming a recurring monthly donor.   A monthly donation of $10, $20 or $25 would be a blessing; a $50 per month would bring you to the $300 2020 deduction before the end of the year.

If you are willing, it is easy to start this on our website, click the donation button below  or email us at and we will telephone you to set up your giving.   
Peace and all good,

Kevin Gralen

CFO Board President

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
― John Holmes.

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