Project CARE

YOU can make the lives of people in our community a little brighter when you pay your taxes by donating $1, $5, or $10 to Project CARE (Community Assistance Relief Effort). This project supports local nonprofit agencies that serve indigent and homeless residents in need and receive support from the County's Community Assistance Fund. The Community Assistance Board (CAB) administers the fund. Organizations that have received support from CAB in the past include Bridgeway, Connections to Success, Crider Center, Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service and Volunteers in Medicine. Donations are tax deductible.

How to Pay Your Taxes and Donate to Project CARE:

Donating to Project CARE is easy - just check the $1, $5, or $10 Project CARE donation box on your tax statement payment coupon and include the donation amount in your payment check. If you pay your taxes in person at the Collector's Office, be sure to tell the clerk you want to make a donation to Project CARE and the cashier will accept the donation along with your tax payment.

Donations to Project CARE will be identified on your tax receipt as a separate line item.

The Power of Project CARE

In 2017 just over 310,000 tax bills were mailed.  If...

  • Everyone added $1 to each bill = $310 thousand to help our neighbors in need
  • Half added $1, half added $5 to each bill = $930 thousand to help our neighbors in need
  • 1/3 added $1, 1/3 added $5, 1/3 added $10 to each bill = $1,653,332 to help our neighbors in need

Thank you for taking the time to consider making a donation to Project CARE!