Gilbert Moms Fight for Foster Care
Meet our Founders: Anika Robinson, Susan Woodruff and Angela Teachout (ASA). These 3 seasoned foster & adoptive moms recognized a huge need in our community and decided to meet with Arizona Legislators. Instead of complaining about the issues, they brought real solutions to the table. Their countless hours of dedication lead to the signing of Jacob's Law on March 24, 2016.
February 16 2016
Moms Fight for Jacob's Law to get Therapy for Foster Kids
Help us turn an old church into a community center. Your donation is tax deductible. ASA Now is a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations. Tax ID #81-2819648 and QFCO #10046. Reduce your tax bill dollar for dollar up to $500/individual or $1,000/couple. Your donation does not limit your ability to give under other Arizona Tax credits such as the private and public school tax credits.
ASA Now is a non-profit organization created out of the love we hold for foster and adoptive children, their families and our community.
With your help, we were able to pass Jacob's Law. ASA Now would love to continue to Advocate, Support, and Assist children, families, providers, professionals and policy makers by working collaboratively to make Arizona the leading State in child welfare. We are restoring hope and empowering each one we come into contact with to better serve our children in need.
Through our advocacy in passing Jacob's Law we learned of the dire need for additional preventative services in the foster/adoptive community. We are getting closer to opening a community center where we can strengthen and support these children and their families by providing much needed respite care, after school activities, training, support groups and much more.
It is Arizona Tax Credit Season!
Did you know that as a married couple you can receive a Dollar for Dollar State tax CREDIT for up to $6,008 or if you are single up to $3,004! In simple terms, everyone owes State Taxes EVEN if you get a refund. A tax credit will lower your tax bill Dollar for Dollar. Which means more refund!
You can utilize all six tax credits to the extent you have tax liability and meet the donation qualifications.
ASA Now has opened a community center in Mesa dedicated to supporting children and families whose lives have been impacted by foster care. Our dedication and drive, in combination with your support, is what passed Jacob's Law. Please help us ensure that our cause and our mission continues on.
"Thank you for your immense personal investment of time, research, effort, experience and determination to move policies that serve foster/adoptive/kinship children and families into law and then facilitating the process of integrating all those rights and resources into everyday practice. Amazing work you are doing!"
Director/Co-founder of Adoptive Families Coalition
Our goal is to provide trainings in a variety of areas including the utilization of Jacob's Law to obtain medical and behavioral health services in the Foster and Adoptive community. Training will be available to Caregivers, Respite providers, DCS workers, and other Professionals in related fields
Forever Young Foundation is partnering with ASA Now to renovate the theater room to make it into a healing space where our most vulnerable population will experience joy, laughter, and a sense of playful freedom.
We need to raise $50,000 by the end of 2019 to receive a matching donation from their foundation. Any individual or office who donates $2,500 or more will receive a donors plaque and an autographed football from Steve Young.
ASA Now is an Arizona Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization. Arizona tax law allows those who donate to a Qualifying Foster Care charitable organization to receive a maximum tax credit of $1,000 for joint filers and $500 for single filers. This donation is more than just a deduction. It is a dollar for dollar reduction in what you owe or an increase in your refund. QFCO#10046.
The tax credit is claimed on Form 352
ASA Now needs your help and support as volunteers and as donors so that they can make a huge impact on children right here in our community that have suffered so much.
Please look through the slots below and sign up to give of your time and talents and please share this link with anyone you feel could assist.
March 13 2016
Arizona Foster Moms Change Law to Help Troubled Children