Leona and Susan’s Story
Susan’s mother, Leona, lives alone, despite her visual impairment. For the past 10 years, Leona and Susan have depended upon Cindy Ziemba, a caregiver with FSL’s Home Care, to provide personal care assistance and housekeeping services several times per week. Over the years, Cindy and Leona developed a strong bond.
This past spring, as the COVID-19 pandemic gained media attention, and warnings for seniors to limit their interactions with others became more prominent, Leona was frightened to invite Cindy into her home. But Leona trusted Cindy when she shared the detailed safety precautions implemented by FSL Home Care. Susan explains, “Cindy always wears her mask and gloves when caring for mom. We trust Cindy and we can definitely count on FSL!”
Cindy and FSL Home Care team’s support for Leona goes far beyond her personal care and housekeeping needs. Several months ago, Leona’s refrigerator stopped working; she had to throw away a lot of food and was unable to accept her home-delivered meals without proper food storage. Leona qualified for funding assistance and was able to get a brand new refrigerator at no cost to her!
“My mother doesn’t want to have to leave her home for a nursing home. Cindy, and FSL, have extended her independence!” Susan shares.
The Impact of Your Tax Credit
Last year, we helped 196 families like Leona’s. Your tax credit donation subsidizes FSL Home Care, making it available to families like Leona’s, who rely upon these in-home supportive services to keep their loved ones safe at home, where they want to be.
Earlier this year, we had to cancel our Hope in Motion fundraising event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We need YOUR HELP! Our goal is to raise $98,550 before the end of the year – this is the amount we expected to raise at Hope in Motion in March. Your donation to FSL qualifies for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, a dollar-for-dollar credit on your state taxes. Single filers can claim up to $400 and joint filers can claim up to $800 so put your tax dollars to work helping Arizona families like Leona’s.
Learn More about how your tax credit impacts Arizonans in need.