Frequently Asked Questions
Is the purchase of my brick tax deductible?
Yes. Refuge is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. All brick purchases will be tax deductible. You will receive a letter of recognition for your records.
When will the bricks be laid?
We are tentatively planning to run the fundraiser through the months October 2016 – March 2017. The bricks will be laid as part of an early Spring project in 2017. Depending on the weather, we are hoping to have the project finished in April 2017.
Can I purchase more than one?
Of course! We have orders forms for each size and you can also order online.
What sizes can I purchase?
We have three sizes for you to consider:
– 4 x 8 Red Brick, up to 3 lines of text with up to 21 characters per line (18 recommended).
– 8 x 8 Red Brick, up to 6 lines of text with up to 21 characters per line (18 recommended).
– 8 x 8 Featured Gray Brick, up to 6 lines of text with up to 21 characters per line (18 recommended). All gray bricks will be used as part of a special, center-laid mural in the entrance way.
Who will be laying the bricks?
We already have brick layers who will be donating some of their time. A local business has committed to donating the funds to cover any additional costs of labor.
Can I pick where my brick is laid?
All bricks will be laid in the walkway leading to the front entrance of the building. Due to the nature of the pattern, we are limited in flexibility. We apologize, we are unable to offer the choice of placement. However, all gray featured bricks will placed prominently in the center of the walkway as part of a special mural.
*Important tax write-off information*
If you purchase a brick before December 31st, 2016 you will receive a letter at the end of January 2017 for the 2016 tax year. If you purchase a brick on or after January 1st, 2017, you will receive a letter of recognition, but you will not receive a letter of contribution until January 2018, which you can use for the 2017 tax year.