Donation matching through December 31st
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Unrestricted donations matched through December 31st

Several donors have stepped forward to provide matching funds for our end-of-year giving campaign. This increases the impact of your unrestricted giving through a dollar-for-dollar match. We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 in unrestricted gifts by December 31st.  Your donation helps us cover costs while we match students with long-term sponsors. It also helps us increase the effectiveness of all of our programs.

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Thanks for your support of this ministry.

Christmas Milk Program 

Support our annual Christmas Milk Program and help brighten the holidays for a poor family in Guatemala! Your donation will help us provide milk to children in rural Guatemala.  [ Donate Milk ]

Give an Alternative Gift for Christmas

Make a tax-deductible contribution of $15 or more and we will send you a high-quality gift card which you can send to a friend or relative, telling them that a donation has been made in their name. Funds received will be applied either to the Christmas Milk Program or our Unsponsored Student Fund, depending on the card you select.

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Annual Gathering a success!

Thanks to an overwhelming response, we exceeded our goal for this fundraiser.  Thanks to everyone who donated and volunteered.  We really appreciate your support.

Here's a segment from our program showing how our students have been coping with the pandemic:
Catching Dreams: "Not a Normal School Year"
Year-end News
Pura Vida accepts stock donations

There are advantages to donating securities.  According to our partner Fidelity Charitable:

If you donate long-term appreciated assets like bonds, stocks or real estate to charity, you generally don’t have to pay capital gains, and you can take an income tax deduction for the full fair-market value. 

We have been accepting stock donations for years now, and the process is quick and easy.  Please contact our planned giving coordinator for more information.
CARES Act Charitable Giving Incentives

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that passed earlier this year provides two important charitable giving incentives:
  • Creates a new above-the-line deduction, which is applicable for all taxpayers (even those that do not itemize) for charitable contributions of up to $300.
  • Lifts the limitations on charitable contributions by individuals who itemize, from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100% and for corporations by increasing the limitation from 10% to 25% of taxable income.
[ More details from Inside Charity ]
Student year-end status

The Guatemalan school year is running late due to the pandemic.  As a result, final grades will be delayed.  We hope to know final results for the year by mid-January. We will let you know how your student did then.
Christmas Shopping?
Support Pura Vida with your Amazon purchases

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases
to Pura Vida when you purchase using this link:
Pura Vida Ministries is a non-profit corporation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Donations are receipted in accordance with IRS Guidelines. 
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