While the need for our services has increased over 53% in the last four years, our funding has decreased by over 20%. We need your help!
When the community invests in Rappahannock Legal Services we turn that money around to give our clients equal access to justice. Last year we helped our clients receive court-ordered awards of wrongfully denied benefits totaling 2.6 million dollars. That is 2.5 times what is spent to run our three very sparsely funded offices. Without our intervention, clients wouldn’t have been able to receive the unemployment payments, spousal/child support, or SSI benefits they were entitled to.
Donate by clicking on the PayPal button or send a donation to RLS, 500 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 100, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Thank you for supporting equal justice in our community.
Up to $50 Friend
$51 to $250 Bronze
$251 to $500 Silver
$501 to $1,000 Gold*
$1,001 to $2,500 Diamond
$2,501 to $5,000 Platinum
$5,001 + BILL BOTTS BOOSTER**
*Individuals may be eligible for a state tax credit on net donations of at least $500. PayPal charges a 2.7% fee to RLS for processing online donations; to qualify for a state tax credit, your total donation must factor in those fees in order to meet the $500 threshold for an individual donation.
**Bill Botts, Executive Director Emeritus, worked for RLS from 1979 to 2011 and remains a legend for his tireless advocacy for clients in need, as well as his extremely generous example of philanthropy.
Pro Bono and monetary donations are tax deductible under federal law. In addition, annual monetary, pro bono, office space and office equipment donations of $1,000 or more may entitle the donor to a 40% (65% after 7/1/2012) state income tax credit against business tax liability. Pro Bono attorney representation is valued at $125 per hours for purposes of state income tax credits. Personal monetary donations between $500 and $50,000 may also qualify for 40% (65% after 7/1/2012) state income tax credits against individual tax liability.
Private donations over the years have helped sustain RLS’s daily operations. We deeply appreciate the generosity of individuals and organizations in the communities we serve.