Help Crittenton provide quality mental health and social services by making a tax-deductible and year-end gift today!

Help Crittenton provide quality mental health and social services by making a tax-deductible and year-end gift today!

In ordinary times, this would be a time of year that the holiday festivities would start to wind down and we would start to make our New Year’s resolutions. However, we are not in ordinary times as we all continue to figure out what 2021 has in stored for all of us in the midst of this pandemic. Albeit, we do believe that less turbulent skies are on the horizon and that’s what helps everyone at Crittenton keep pushing forward into the New Year.

We remain hopeful and optimistic that 2021 will bring more goodwill and supportive people to our network – we just know it! It’s been a rough year for all of us in particular those of us in the nonprofit community. However, the support and kindness you’ve all shown in order to help Crittenton continue to provide mental health and essential social services to the most vulnerable children, youth and families we serve during COVID19 has been nothing short of amazing.

To every social media supporter, online donor, long-term friends of our mission, virtual volunteers and interns, and to our amazing staff of essential workers we’d like to take this time to continue to “THANK YOU” for what you do on behalf of the youth and families our mission cares for. We could have not made it through this year without everything you have done in support of Crittenton’s mission.

For those who are interested in continuing your support or would like to make your first tax-deductible and year-end gift by December 31st we wanted to share some information on how our donors can take advantage of the new tax deductions the CARES Act 2020 is providing.

Did you know that the CARES Act established a new above-the-line deduction for charitable giving this year and can only be taken for the 2020 filing period?

Yes, it’s true! In fact, you can potentially write off up to $300 in cash donations on your 2020 income tax return.

The only caveat for taking advantage of this one-time and new tax deduction is that you have to donate cash donations (it can be made by check, credit card, ATM or cash) rather than stocks or other assets for example. Make sure to keep your receipts and reach out to your tax adviser on how end-year charitable contributions can be helpful to you when you file your 2020 taxes!

For info on the CARES Act and charitable contributions check out these links: 

Whether you decide to make a gift to help end youth homelessness among former foster youth in our Stepping Stones program, help end exploitation of teens currently using the services of our InSight Program for trafficked youth, or help fund critical mental health services during this pandemic for low-income youth and families in our community-based programs please know that your kindness and donation can change someone’s life for the better. Every little bit helps.



Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF) is a non-profit social services agency whose mission is to heal the wounds of abuse and neglect; strengthen families; and help troubled adolescents reach their full potential. Established and incorporated in 1966 Crittenton has a highly trained workforce operating 24 hours a day / 7 days a week providing comprehensive mental health services, shelter care, and other support services to the clients in our care. We provide a full array continuum of care programming that includes short-term residential, family preservation, wraparound family services, outpatient mental health, school-linked mental health, transitional age youth programming, and foster care services with a service planning area throughout Southern California that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.

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