Help us build healthier happy lives.

You can help ensure that programs and opportunities remain strong and accessible to the children and adults with disabilities of our region. Even a small contribution can change the life of a person with disabilities. General donations will help enhance current programs such as community access, cooking class, art class, or can purchase needed items on Tesh's wish list. Tesh is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation qualifies for tax exemptions.

Help A Child Increase Skills

Tesh provides opportunities for children to increase their social skills during the summer day camp or the after-school program. The first job can be a life-changing experience for any teen, especially one with a disability. Providing a safe, fun, and supportive experience tailored to each teen is a focus for Tesh.

Support Independent Living Skills

Self sufficiency and independent living skills are essential for quality of life for a person with disabilities. Community access activities like meal planning and shopping provide opportunities for growth and development.

Stock Our Activity Center

A donation can help us purchase materials for our activities center for both youth and adults here at Tesh. We always need new markers, colored pencils, construction paper, gym balls and games, blocks and legos. And much, much more!

Help Us Purchase a New Vehicle

Tesh has a fleet of 12 vehicles. The average age of our fleet is 21 years old. We have 2 minivans, 2 sedans, and a 12 passengar van that have seen their last trip on the pavement. We need to replace all 5 vehicles in the next two years.

Help us Renovate Our Facility

Tesh’s buildings are more than 40 years old, which means accommodations for ADA accessibility fit the same era. The vulnerability of the clients who call Tesh their second home, includes a need for a well-maintained, up-to-date, safe and accommodating facility.

Why choose Tesh to receive your charitable dollars?

Tesh, Inc. is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization offering choices and opportunities to people of all ages with disabilities seeking greater independence, self-sufficiency, and participation in their communities in North Idaho. Tesh, Inc. offers Child Development, Independent Living, and Employment programs to enhance individuals' opportunities for a full and meaningful life.

Charitable donations when made to a qualifying charity like Tesh result in a deduction on individual and corporate Federal and State tax returns. In addition, donations to Tesh, Inc. qualify you to receive a youth and rehabilitation facility state tax credit, even if you do not itemize.

How does the tax credit work?

When you make a donation to Tesh, Inc., that amount is deductible on your Federal and Idaho income tax returns as an itemized deduction, which reduces the amount of income tax due. You will also receive a credit against your Idaho income tax. The credit is limited to the smaller of the following: 50% of the amount contributed, 20% of your Idaho Tax due, or $100 ($200 if married filing a joint return.)

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