Tell Lawmakers to Support Greater Charitable Giving!

Help Girl Scouts and the nonprofit sector today by telling your Senators and Member of Congress to cosponsor the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act!

As millions of Americans file their federal income tax returns, we are reminded of the essential lifeline that charitable giving provides nonprofit organizations supporting our country’s ongoing recovery from the global pandemic. The bipartisan, bicameral Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act (S.618, H.R.1704) would extend and expand the charitable deduction for nonitemizer taxpayers originally enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from $300 per individual and $600 per couple to a maximum of one-third of the standard deduction. This is a dramatic increase and would allow taxpayers to claim a deduction of approximately $4,000 for an individual filer or $8,000 for married joint filers through tax year 2022. It would also allow tax filers to claim contributions to donor-advised funds as part of their charitable deduction.

Senate cosponsors for the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act include Honorary Troop Capitol Hill co-chairs Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) as well as Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Coons (D-DE), Mike Lee (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). In the House of Representatives, it was introduced by Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN).

Raise your voice! Tell Congress to take action so that Girl Scout councils and other charitable organizations get the support they need through the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act!