What are some other charitable deductions?
Students Living With You: You may be able deduct qualifying expenses for a foreign or American student who lives in your home under a qualified exchange agreement, is not your relative and is a full-time student in the twelfth or lower grade.
Out of Pocket Expenses: Some of your expenses associated with volunteer work and other contributions to charities may be deductible. Your expenses must be unreimbursed and directly connected with the services provided. They cannot be personal, living or family expenses.
Some out of pocket expenses include donations made to underprivileged youth (such as tickets to a baseball game or a movie), required uniforms (think hospital volunteers), foster parent costs, expenses associated with being a church deacon, and travel expenses including mileage and lodging. Meals are very tricky and more discussion is required.