Give It Back For Jobs Turns Tax Cuts into Charitable Donations
The holidays have come and gone leaving little trace of the red wrapping paper or the fresh pine tree scent. The fun and excitement of giving gifts to loved ones might be over, but there is still much to do to help those struggling in a down economy.
With the help of giveitbackforjobs.org, a new website created by three academics, Americans can choose to lend a helping hand to organizations that serve the underprivileged. Jacob Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University; Robert Hockett, Professor of Law at the Cornell Law School and Daniel Markovits, Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School created the website in an effort to encourage higher income earning individuals to donate their Bush administration tax cuts which were recently renewed.
The site does it all for you! It calculates the estimated value of the tax cut under the new extension and even recommends charities that help communities that are struggling due to the weak economy.
“These causes can use the help and the people they benefit can sure use the help,” said Professor Markovits when interviewed on the Fox Business Network.
One of the charities featured on giveitbackforjobs.org is The Children’s Aid Society. The Children’s Aid Society strives to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. It has been serving children for more than 150 years and today serves New York's neediest children and their families. With more than 45 locations in the five boroughs and Westchester County, Children’s Aid offers services and programs ranging from Early Childhood to Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention to assisting families secure stable, affordable housing and avoid homelessness through The New York Times Subprime Neediest Cases Program.
Click here to learn more about The Children’s Aid Society.