Help Preserve the California Missions by "Checking-Off" a Donation on your State Income Taxes!

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The California Missions Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the twenty-one California missions, is currently one of only sixteen charities eligible for voluntary contributions on the 2004 California State income tax forms. Preserving the California missions for the benefit of our public visitors and schoolchildren is very important, and also very expensive. When doing your 2004 state income taxes, please consider "checking-off" a small amount for the sake of these wonderful historic treasures.

The California Missions Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the twenty-one California Missions, is currently one of only sixteen charities eligible for voluntary contributions on the 2004 California tax forms. $150,000 has already been raised from donors who checked off a portion of their 2003 State tax refund. Funds donated to the California Missions Foundation will be used for sorely needed seismic retrofitting, artifact conservation, and emergency stabilization. Find out more on the web at http://www.missionsofcalifornia.org.

Preserving and maintaining the California Missions for the benefit of our visitors and schoolchildren is very important, and also very expensive. When doing your 2004 state income taxes, please consider "checking-off" a small amount for the sake of these wonderful historic treasures. The exact spot on the 540 form for state personal income tax is step 10, line 62. Go to http://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/net/903.html or call the California Missions Foundation at (951) 369-0440 to find out more.

When you donate to the California Missions Foundation, your donation could be matched by money from the California Missions Preservation Act, a federal law that hopefully will go into effect next year and provide $10 million dollars in matching funds to the California Missions Foundation. This means when you give $5.00, you are potentially providing $10.00 toward preserving the missions.

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