Prepared by the South Carolina Respite Coalition and Family Connection of South Carolina

In respite voucher programs administered by faith congregations, the congregation provides no direct services of respite care but helps pay the family or caregiver’s cost of hiring the provider of their choice.  A benevolence fund is a great way to fund such services allowing those who wish to contribute to the fund to receive a tax deduction for their support of families. This brief provides information for congregations on how to establish a benevolence fund and write a policy to guide implmentation.


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