Contributed Photo: Donations to CHAP Ministries are eligible for a tax credit.
Contributed Article By Greg St. Hilaire/CHAP Ministries
GRAHAM COUNTY – CHAP Corporation, a.k.a., CHAP Ministries, is a Qualifying Non-Profit with the Arizona Department of Revenue, enabling you to receive – dollar-for-dollar – up to $800 credit for joint returns on your 2020 Tax Returns.
CHAP operates the only Homeless Shelters in Graham and Greenlee counties. In 2020, we provided 4,607 bed nights to the homeless in our community.
The life skills training we have provided has helped 30 families, who were once homeless purchase their own homes.
Since the opening of our homeless shelters in 2006, CHAP has helped more than 200 families move from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Unlike most homeless shelters funded by the federal government, CHAP holds a high accountability standard for its residents in our homeless shelters.
Those without employment, yet capable of working, are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours per week seeking employment, along with performing a minimum of 20 hours per week of community service work.
Once employed, they are required to maintain full-time employment.
These requirements screen out those who expect hand-outs and have an entitlement mentality, with no desire to change. Because of our accountability requirements, Residents more quickly become independent, rather than staying dependent on CHAP or government programs.
In 2020, CHAP provided 225 Christmas gifts plus 175 birthday gifts to seniors in long-term care facilities, group homes, and home care.
Donations can be made online at www.chapministries.com or sent to CHAP Ministries, 2417 E. US Hwy. 70, Safford, AZ 85546.
CHAP is a Member of the Graham Greenlee Tax Credit Coalition (GGTCC). Your donations can also be received by them at www.grahamgreenleetcc.org.
The GGTCC is administered by the Arizona Community Foundation and can be reached at 520-439-0595.
Thank you for supporting CHAP Ministries. Everything we do is a direct result of the generosity of our Community.
For any questions call Greg St. Hilaire at 928-792-3100.