You give. Our participants win.
Your generous donations have a tremendous impact on our community and give Phoenix youth the help they need to learn workplace skills, education, and many other opportunities. With your donations, they will be able to find higher-paying jobs and long-term careers, graduate from high school or earn a high school equivalency diploma. From corporate sponsorships to individual contributions to clothing donations to volunteering, you have many ways to help change lives through the dignity of work.
ACYR helps build pathways to success through education, skill building, and employment.
Every dollar you donate helps prepare our participants to find work, graduate from high school, or get a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma. Our career advisors and teachers help develop self-esteem and become inspired by their success. Your generous donations will help our participants in so many ways.
$50 per month will support one youth in their training efforts.
$250 will provide transportation assistance to four youth.
$300 will provide tuition for three college credits for one student.
$500 will provide high school equivalency testing to four youth.
$2,000 will make it possible to train one participant for 200 hours.
Together we support our local opportunity youth by giving them the essential resources to ensure their success.
Arizona Tax Credit Donation Options
Donations made by April 15, 2020, may be taken on your 2019 tax return.
The state of Arizona offers taxpayers the chance to make contributions to schools and non-profit organizations that reduce the amount of tax owed to the state or increase the amount of the taxpayer’s refund, dollar-for-dollar. There is NO NET COST to the donor, and deserving individuals around the state can benefit. There are three main communities tax credit donations serve, and donors can contribute to any or all of them. As with any financial recommendation, we recommend you contact a qualified Tax professional for expert advice.Donate Today!
School Tax Credit Donation
An individual may claim a nonrefundable tax credit for making contributions or paying fees directly to a public school in this state for the support of extracurricular activities. The individual taxpayer on Form 322 claims the public school tax credit. The maximum credit allowed is $400 for married filing joint filers and $200 for single, heads of household and married filing separate filers. (Source: Arizona Department of Revenue)
Qualifying Charitable Tax Donation
Arizona provides tax credits for individuals who make contributions to charitable organizations, also known as Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO). Individuals making cash donations made to these charities may claim these tax credits on their Arizona Personal Income Tax returns.
Effective in 2016, credit eligible contributions made on or before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year may be applied to either the current or the preceding taxable year and are considered to have been made on the last day of that taxable year.
An individual is eligible for an annual one-time tax-deductible donation of $400 (or $800 for a couple) for Arizona Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit.
Arizona Center For Youth Resources partners businesses large and small to join us in helping Phoenix’s at-risk youth with education, skill building and job placements. We offer tiered levels of sponsorship or custom packages to meet your needs and preferred level of participation.
Become our top level sponsor and receive exclusive marketing benefits for your company throughout the year while helping us continue to improve our efforts and change the lives of even more youth.
Volunteer at ACYR
Your Time = Brighter Future For Our Youth
Arizona Center For Youth Resources – ACYR connects Phoenix’s opportunity youth with competent, caring adults who serve as advocates on their behalf, who guide them and connect them to a brighter future in society. ACYR offers a variety of ways to volunteer your time to make a difference in the lives of Phoenix’s youth.
Home Depot Clothing Boutique
A Great Home for Your Gently Used Fabulous Fashion Sense
Many young women and young men who participate in ACYR programs are in need of proper work attire. The Home Depot Clothing Boutique provides work-appropriate clothing for ACYR participants.
We appreciate the donation of your new or gently loved clothing for men and women. Our participants are in need of women’s and men’s business and business casual clothing for work including blouses, skirts, suits, shirts, slacks, shoes, purses, and accessories.
Donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the ACYR administration building located at 649 N. 6th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with merchandising the Boutique, please call 602-252-6721 and ask to speak to our volunteer coordinator.
Notice to Donors: Effective in 2018, the Arizona Department of Revenue has assigned a five (5) digit code number to identify each Qualifying Charitable Organization for Arizona tax credit purposes on Form 321 and Form 352, which is included with the Arizona income tax return. Taxpayers must use the “QCO Code” of certified organizations to claim the tax credits for contributions QCOs. ACYR’s five-digit code is 20479.