Your gift to TIHAN can reduce your Arizona income tax - dollar for dollar - up to $400 if you are single, or $800 for married couples.
Your gift will help people with HIV to live as well as possible. Direct your Arizona tax credit dollars and support YOUR values, priorities, and organizations like TIHAN that are important to you.
Because the vast majority of people we serve are living in poverty, the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) is a qualifying charity for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. (TIHAN's Qualifying Charitable Organization QCO Code is 20359). When you donate to TIHAN, you can receive an Arizona tax credit that reduces the amount you owe the state of Arizona while you are helping people in need.
HIV can be a devastating disease. Today, medications and doctors can often help keep a body healthy, but HIV stigma can take a toll. No one should have to deal with an HIV diagnosis alone. When you support TIHAN, you're providing a system of support services that help people like Tim. Like almost all of the people we serve, Tim is living below the federal poverty level, doing his best to get by.
When Tim found out in 1986 he had HIV, he says he didn’t know how long he had to live, just that HIV was his death sentence. “That was 32 years ago, and I’m still here. But I haven’t survived this long on my own. I’m here in part because of meds and also people who donate to programs like TIHAN who have helped me survive. You give me hope and help.”
Tim’s been involved with TIHAN for 20 years. “I’ve counted on TIHAN for support in many ways. I will always remember TIHAN finding someone to do last rites for my late partner… But most of TIHAN’s support has been focused on helping me live and be independent. You helped me get eyeglasses so I could see clearly again. You’ve provided me with Living Well classes, and Eating Well classes, and Planning Well classes too, all very helpful, keeping me focused on being the best me. I go to Poz Café as often as I can. In addition to great food and social support, I am overwhelmed with gratitude seeing the outpouring of generosity from so many people and faith communities. You remind me that there are still good people in this world.”
An $800 donation to TIHAN provides many support services to one person living with HIV in our community. Because we utilize volunteers, collaborate with others, and rely on inkind supply donations, your tax credit contribution allows TIHAN to do more than you could imagine $800 could do. Meals, social and emotional support, classes on living well with HIV, holiday programs, care packages, and more. Tim is one of hundreds of people that your $800 tax credit can helps.
Since 1994, TIHAN has been bringing together volunteers, nonprofit groups, businesses, and faith communities to be part of the solution, providing hope and help. Thank you for caring and helping us respond with compassion and love. For more info about TIHAN --including volunteering and donating items on our wish, visit www.tihan.org