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Make a Wish – CheckOff Colorado: Give Back to Colorado’s Kids When You File Your Taxes

The Make-A-Wish Foundation

Founded in 1980, the foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

The Colorado chapter was one of the first.

Since being founded in 1983, the chapter has granted more than 3,300 wishes to eligible Colorado children.

How does CheckOff Colorado work?

Checkoff Colorado is a groundbreaking, collaborative, statewide public awareness campaign designed to raise awareness about check-off giving. That’s the program that allows taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to their favorite charitable organizations when they file their state income tax return. Based on the notion that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” the goals of CheckOff Colorado are simple – to get more taxpayers to contribute and to increase the total number of donations each year. In 2003 the charitable organizations eligible for voluntary donations in Colorado decided to take the bold step of banding together because their voices would be louder if spoken in unison. Now, California and other states see CheckOff Colorado as a model.

Thirty years ago, Colorado became the first state in the country to allow a taxpayer to “check-off” a voluntary contribution to a state program. Today there are hundreds of check-off programs in nearly every state in the country.

A Simple Way to Give

Funds can be directed to any or all of the organizations. Most people donate to several funds and the average donation is about $10. It’s simple. Just remember to CheckOff Colorado when you file your Colorado State Income Tax.

So, when you file your taxes, check it out & CheckOff Colorado! You could help a child’s wish come true.