Helping Veterans and Hungry Texans

You can help support Hunters for the Hungry and Fund for Veterans at the time you buy a hunting or fishing license.

You can help support Hunters for the Hungry and Fund for Veterans at the time you buy a hunting or fishing license.

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Now, whenever Texas hunters and anglers buy a new license, they have an opportunity to voluntarily make a charitable donation to two different non-profits.

You can make the voluntary contribution of either one dollar, five dollars, ten dollars or twenty dollars to either the Fund for Veteran’s Assistance, or to help feed Texas families with a donation to Hunters for the Hungry.

Justin Halvorsen is revenue director at Texas Parks and Wildlife. This new giving opportunity came about through passage of SB 1978 and HB 1584 by the Texas Legislature.

It’s through any one of our sales channels. Either online, over the phone, at a retail agent, or any one of our parks and wildlife locations.

Halvorsen says if you make a donation, your bill at checkout will naturally go up by that amount.

And then, at the end of every month, it’ll go into a separate pot, and we’ll send it along to those respective entities [nonprofits].

If you’re feeling generous, you can donate to both. Of course you may wonder if your donation is tax deductible.

That is a great question. And there will be a receipt that gets printed as part of this that specifically says that this is a donation to the Veteran’s Fund or Hunters for the Hungry. And then, really, it’s up to the individual and their tax preparer to make that ultimate decision.

You may need to ask for an itemized receipt from retailers. Find additional details on the TPW website.

That’s our show… Funding provided in part by Ram Trucks. Guts. Glory. Ram

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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