If you donate by check, Bob Booth, who records donations coming in, will keep a record of that associated with your name. If you are giving a check as part of your annual pledge payment, write “Pledge” in the memo line. All checks not marked as “Pledge” will go to that week’s charity. All checks should be made out to the church, which can be written simply as “HUUC” on the Pay To line.
What about cash donations?
Bob wants you to know that if people itemize deductions for their income tax return and donate to charities by cash, the donations are deductible if the recipient(s) acknowledge the donation. That means that the cash has to be identified as to who is the donor. You can do this by putting the cash in an envelope and writing your name on the outside, or by paper-clipping a note with your name to the cash.
At the end of each tax year, Bob generates a statement regarding your donations, which you can use if you itemize deductions. If you have questions, just see Bob, or email him at ARtreasurer@huuc.net.