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Care Net Urges White House and Congress: Protect Philanthropic Organizations
Care Net Press Release
December 20, 2012

 

LANSDOWNE, VA: Care Net CEO Roland Warren today joined 33 members of the Charitable Giving Coalition in calling on President Barack Obama and key members of Congress to oppose any attempt to limit or cap the tax deduction for charitable contributions.

Warren noted:
“Care Net’s affiliated pregnancy centers promote the well-being of their communities in forty-eight states and the District of Columbia. Care Net affiliates provide vital services to women and families, including parenting classes, medically referenced education about pregnancy and sexual health, STD / STI testing, pregnancy confirmation exams and ultrasounds, mentoring, emotional support, spiritual encouragement and practical resources (like diapers, clothing, new cribs and car seats, and other needed items).”

“Care Net and our affiliated pregnancy centers exist only because of the generosity of private donors. Nonprofit organizations like ours struggle to find funding during this economic downturn. At the same time, our services are more necessary – and more efficient - than ever. “

Warren’s letter comes as Members of Congress consider the President's proposal to cap the charitable tax deduction. Click here to see the full letters to the President, Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader. Similar letters were sent to the House Minority Leader, the Senate Minority Leader, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Budget and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee.

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Care Net is working to build a culture where every woman receives all the support she needs to welcome her child into life and create her own success story. Last year, Care Net’s faith based pregnancy centers served nearly 400,000 women, offering them free services such as ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, STD tests and counseling services. Nationally, Care Net pregnancy centers have a 98.8% client satisfaction rate, and they have been honored by numerous states and, in 2008, by the White House for their service to our country.

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