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Dear Friend of TradeWinds,

These are challenging times for everyone, especially for social impact organizations like ours that are supporting families and individuals with special needs through this pandemic. Because those we serve are especially vulnerable during this time, we have increased efforts to keep our children and adults with diverse abilities safe and healthy. Our advanced COVID-19 protocols have been a top priority, unavoidable, and costly. These unforeseen expenses have stressed our budget, with little relief seen in the near future. We are doing our best to provide a safe, caring, and supportive environment.

Can you help us maintain our level of service for the children and adults we serve as we help them navigate this troublesome time?

No contribution is too small to make an impact! Please consider a donation, at a level you are comfortable with, to help make a difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs from our community. Your donation may be tax-deductible with the recently enacted CARES Act*.

Thank you so much for your support, for making a difference during these uncertain times, and for your dedication to people with special needs who struggle to understand this unprecedented situation.

Jon Gold, CEO

     *The second stimulus package signed by the U.S. Government on December 29, 2020, extends many of the charitable giving provisions outlined in the CARES Act from March 27, 2020. Under the CARES Act signed March 27, 2020, individuals who use the standard deduction are now eligible to deduct up to $300 of contributions in computing their Adjusted Gross Income. The contribution must be a cash contribution to a 501(c)(3) public charity made in the current tax year. The contribution cannot be made to private foundations, supporting organizations, and donor-advised funds. This deduction is a permanent change, and it is only available to individuals who do not itemize. Please consult your tax adviser for specific advice regarding the tax-deductibility of charitable contributions as it relates to your particular tax situation.

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General Funds

Adult Day Activity Program

Building Campaign

Children’s Summer Camp


 Is this donation tax-deductible?

Yes. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon the successful completion of your donation.


Have items to donate?

We accept a variety of items for donations such as arts & craft materials, small household items in good condition, toiletries, etc. For a more detailed list of items, visit click here or contact Lisa Tatina, Director of Development & Marketing at 219-945-3116.

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