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  Not all individuals may look like this, however there are many in need of your help still. Swags to homeless people was created by Tony Clark.  Tony has shared his vision with other charity workers and collectively they founded the national non-profit charity "Swags For Homeless Limited".

Swags For The Homeless is run 100% by unpaid volunteers.

Funded by 100% kind hearted citizens like you. Why help you may ask the simply is not enough shelters and in the case of Gwinnett County there really is not any to help the homeless.  Many are turned away without getting any help.
Allow me  to bring this point back into light. Many people become homeless for a variety of reasons:  Family Violence - incest rape, sexual abuse, assault, stand over, relationship breakdown, periods of mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, unemployment, financial problems and eviction.

    Georgia has conducted its first statewide homelessness study. The
study revealed that over 75,000 Georgians are homeless at some point in
the year.

The total to date is horrifyingly more, dare I mention if things don't change it can get worse...

Please understand that swags are given to every homeless man women and child in Georgia freely with no strings attached- 100% free.

Need more informaton on tax deductions for donation please follow the links:

Taxpayers who make donations to tax-exempt organizations, such as charities and churches, have some new rules to follow regarding the deductibility of their donations. And, tax-exempt organizations themselves are faced with sweeping changes that affect donations as well as filing and record-keeping requirements. Here is some information to help you learn more about how the new rules may affect you:

Q. What do I need to do in order to claim a deduction for money I donate to charity?
A. For any cash contribution – which includes donations made via cash, check, electronic fund transfer or credit card – you must obtain and keep either a written communication from the charity or a bank record (such as a bank statement, cancelled check or credit card statement) that includes the date, the amount of the donation, and the name of the charity.

Q. How about donations of used clothing or household goods? How do I make sure I can claim a deduction when I donate these items?
A. In order to qualify for a tax deduction, the clothing or household goods you donate to a tax-exempt organization must be in good used condition. The exception to this rule is an item for which a deduction of more than $500 is claimed if you submit a qualified appraisal of the item along with your tax return.

Q. When do I need a “qualified appraisal” for an item I donate?
A. For a contribution of property with a claimed value over $5,000, a qualified appraisal is required. Under the new tax laws, a qualified appraisal must be conducted in accordance with generally accepted appraisal standards, by a qualified appraiser who has either earned an appraisal designation from a recognized professional appraisal organization or has minimum education experience. The appraiser must also have experience in appraising the type of property in question.

Q. I am responsible for a small charity run by a handful of volunteers. In past years, we had no federal filing requirement. Has that changed?
A. Yes. Now, all tax-exempt organizations except churches are required to file some version of Form 990 annually. Small charities may only have to file the e-postcard version of this form. Keep in mind that the penalty for non-filing can be serious: a tax-exempt organization that fails to file for three years can have its tax-exempt status revoked.

An individual working full-time at minimum wage cannot afford the average cost of a one-bedroom apartment in any state in the U.S., according to a new study. Now more than ever, low-wage workers are facing significant barriers to making ends meet, and the lack of affordable housing just complicates matters. This explains why most low-income families are one paycheck, one sickness, or one personal tragedy away from missing a rent or mortgage payment and becoming homeless. 

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Dave H

How far can you go without a income? Can you get housing? Why are you Homeless? No car no job, no job no income, no income no home, no home no showers, clean is important.

Talk to Dave H