A Volunteer Visitation Program to Federal and Military Prisoners Throughout the United States
Ways to Support PVS
With few other opportunities for human contact, people incarcerated in federal and military prisons look to Prisoner Visitation and Support for a voice, encouragement, and a chance to reconnect with the world around them. Your contributions will help us make sure there are visitors who will continue to be that support. All donations to PVS are 100 percent tax deductible!
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Want your donation to make an immediate impact?
You can donate securely online via credit card or PayPal.
Donate by mail!
Checks made out to Prisoner Visitation and Support can be mailed to:
Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS)
PO Box 58068
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Want a simple and free way to support PVS? Follow us on social media! Be sure to 'like' and 'share' our posts, plus tag all posts with #prisonervisitation and #visitingtheforgotten.
If you are a visitor, share your personal stories and experiences of visiting. If you have other friends and followers that you think will share our posts, please tag them! If you want to create your own posts, Canva is a good site and has lots of free templates. We have also included some free stock photos here.
Give from your IRA!
Anyone age 70½ or older can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) of up to $100,000 from an IRA to support PVS. A number of PVS friends have used this smart planning technique to promote philanthropic goals while achieving personal financial objectives.
For your convenience, you can find a sample letter to your IRA provider here.
Multiply your impact!
Naming PVS as a full, partial, or secondary beneficiary on your retirement account can reduce the size of your taxable estate and minimize income taxation of your heirs. Request a "change of beneficiary" form from your plan provider.
Give Through CFC!
Do you or anyone you know work for the federal government in any capacity? If so, donations can be made to PVS through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)!
PVS is Donor #10005 and more information can be found here.
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