It’s that most wonderful time of the year…when we frantically run around and gather every receipt, tax forms, and about a gazillion other pieces of data to get our taxes done on time. The countdown is on and we’ve got about a week left to file with the IRS. As we draw closer and closer, we thought it would be a good idea to remind you of how you can put what would have been lost to taxes to good use, namely by donating to Phoenix Children’s Hospital!

When you sit down during the next week to figure out if you can take advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit for this past year, there’s no better time to get ahead in terms of next year’s taxes. Donors can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of up to $400 when filing jointly or $200 when filing as an individual.

This is a win-win situation! You win by having to pay less in taxes than you would have if you made no charitable donations, and the deserving children and families seeking help at PCH win as your donation will go to allowing PCH to continue providing the world-class treatment we give every day to children across the state.

Actually it’s a win-win-win situation since in addition to being eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit (otherwise known as the Arizona Working Poor Tax Credit) and helping support critical programs at PCH, you can also claim a federal tax deduction for the amount you donate to PCH. We work hard each and every day to provide the very best medical specialists, cutting-edge technology, and family-friendly services without regard to the family’s ability to pay. We simply wouldn’t be able to do this all without the marvelous help of PCH supporters like you.

From helping our younger patients, like Emmett, who accidentally swallowed a battery on his first birthday and had to have multiple surgeries, to helping brave pre-teens like Jazmine, who is fighting a dangerous type of bone cancer, your tax-deductible donations to PCH have a direct impact on improving the health, hopefulness and happiness of PCH’s outstanding patients and their families. Check out more of our patients’ stories here and donate online to make a gift that will be tax-deductible for your 2014 state and federal taxes.