Till last month, I was unaware that there was a quick and easy way to give tax deductable donations to my favorite US skaters' skating programs. My donations, be they 5 bucks, 10 bucks or 100 bucks, are appreciated and go directly into
an account that pays for their coaches, rink time, etc. And I receive nice personal cards from the skaters, Signed Autographs, etc. The best part is forcing the Feral Government to help pay for
my skaters come tax time. The non profit organization that handles this is called the NEASF, but there is usally a link to this or a form directly on the skaters' official web sites. I know a few skaters casually and know from other fans too that many of of our skaters are not rich. Just a thought if you want a warm fuzzy feeling....it is better to light one candle than curse the darkness.
Thanks for posting this and pointing out that even small donations help immensely. I think of the pleasure I get from watching skaters who work their hearts out, and I have no problem sacrificing a couple of mindless trips to the coffeehouse up the street.
BTW, "feral" government =
Oh yeah, ref the feral government. I dont think politics are allowed here so I will pass on my comments on our gov't.
Originally Posted by Oreo
Ref: small donations....you are correct. If you are a skater and a bunch of your true blue fans send $10 a year cause they dont have much money themselves, that is just as good as a more financially better off person sending in $100. And the feeling you get watching them skate, knowing that you helped pay for a lesson, etc. is a very good one. It is the spirit of Christmas and it really is better to give than receive.
I admire what you have done here. I like the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that this is working for you as well.
hanks for sharing, please keep an update about this info. love to read it more. i like this site too much. Good
Wicked Yankee Girl
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