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Support Us Financially. Every Dollar Helps!

Making Dreams Come True Campaign

ReFocus announced the start of their “Making Dreams Come True” campaign to enrich the lives of adults with differing abilities today. ReFocus’ Dream Grant program supports the wishes of their clients that would otherwise not be possible due to financial insecurity. Dream Grant requests range from vacations to sporting events and concerts to everyday needs like clothing or an Ipad to communicate.

ReFocus’ Executive Director Christine Kavanagh (RSM) is celebrating her 50th anniversary with the agency. In lieu of accolades and gifts she is asking the community to donate to the Dream Grant program. Every dollar makes a difference.



Sponsor the ReFocus Annual Gala and Auction

This special event is celebrated every autumn and offers several opportunities to support the ReFocus mission: sponsorships, reserving tables, purchasing individual tickets, the Irish Cottage vacation raffle and donating items for the silent auction. It’s truly a gala event. Christine Kavanagh, RSM at or call Christine Kavanagh at 401-272-1600.

Contribute to our Annual Fund Drive

Held at the end of each year, this is an opportunity to make an annual contribution or schedule monthly contributions for the year. Please watch your mail for details, or call Laura Doster for more information at 401-272-1600, Ext. 119.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ contributions to ReFocus. Multiply your gift by checking with your company’s personnel office to see if they offer this opportunity.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are age 70½ or over, you may consider a QCD, an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA (other than an ongoing SEP or SIMPLE IRA) that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity. You can exclude from gross income up to $100,000 of a QCD made for a year, and a QCD can be used to satisfy any IRA required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year. Also, the amount of a QCD excluded from gross income is not taken into account in determining any deduction for charitable contributions. (See Notice 2007-7, Section IX, for additional information on QCDs.)


If you wish to make a gift of stock certificates you hold or stock held by a brokerage firm or financial institution, call our Director of Finance Laura Doster for more information at 401-272-1600, Ext. 119.

ReFocus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Information provided here does not constitute legal or tax advice. Please consult with your attorney or tax advisor for current IRA regulations regarding charitable deductions.

Annual Gala photo album