This holiday season, consider making a donation to TransOhio in someone else’s honor as your holiday gift. Is there someone in your life who would prefer a donation in his or her name to an organization that works day and night to educate, advocate, support and build the Ohio trans/gender non-conforming/intersex community, rather than an item that will soon go out of style or disappear to sock purgatory?
During 2010, we logged over 5,000 miles on the road, 450 phone calls, provided over 20,000 copies of TransOhio’s Transgender 101 educational pamphlet to schools, businesses (large & small, private and public), hosted the 4th Annual Unity Picnic in June and the 3rd Annual TransOhio Transgender & Ally Symposium in August 2010, and our 1st Provider’s Day also in August. We started a monthly Trans support group in Toledo and a Partners’ Discussion Group that meets monthly in Columbus. We also launched the first ever Trans Needs Assessment in Ohio, as well as an assessment for Partners and Allies of Trans individuals.
TransOhio is 110% volunteer run. We have NO paid staff and operate on donations and grants. Your end of the year donation is vital and assists us in operating expenses, printing costs, and hosting educational and social events throughout the year. Additionally, your donation allows us to continue to work on pressing issues such as changing the gender marker on the Ohio birth certificate, advocacy for those who aren’t in positions to advocate for themself, provide emergency medical expense grants, and more.
If you donate to TransOhio in someone else’s honor between now and the end of 2010, we will send a card to your designee that you made a holiday gift in the person’s name.
It involves two easy steps:
First, donate online, using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card at: Donate Online – There you can make a tax-deductible donation to TransOhio through our fiscal sponsor, Stonewall Columbus.
Secondly, after you make the donation, email your name(s), as well as the gift honoree’s name(s), email, address and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t have someone in mind you’d like to honor with a donation to TransOhio, here’s a gentle reminder:
December is your last opportunity to make charitable donations
which you can deduct on your 2010 taxes due April 15, 2011.
Please consider donating now. Donating to TransOhio between now and December 31 is the perfect way not only to take a deduction, but also to donate to the cause so deeply personal to your life right in your own home state or where somebody you care about resides.
Again, you may donate online, using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card at: Donate Online
Within a week of your tax-deductible donation, whether or not you make it in someone else’s honor, TransOhio will provide you a receipt in accordance with IRS and state regulations.
Thank you for your continued support of TransOhio. As always, all of us at TransOhio appreciate you more than we could ever express.
On behalf of the Board of Directors at TransOhio, we wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a wonderful end to 2010, and a fantastic start to 2011.