In the next few weeks you will be receiving a request to contribute to the Library’s Annual Fund. The Town of Hopkinton and the State of Rhode Island contribute only 68% of our annual operating budget and the Board of Trustees is responsible for finding the remaining funds. Fundraising events like our annual book and plant sale help but we count on the Annual Fund to provide a good portion of the deficit.
*Even though the tax law has changed your Library’s needs haven’t. The Ashaway Free Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Whether or not you itemize your charitable deductions, we hope you will feel pride in supporting this important community resource.
*Are you a regular participant in the United Way Fund drive? Did you know that you can designate the Ashaway Free Library as a charity that benefits from your contribution?
*Ask whether your employer participates in matching funds for your charitable donations and ask what forms are required. Lots of our loyal supporters double their contributions in this way.