April 2, 2013

FAQ

Where is all of the money going?
All proceeds go to charity. We are operating as a 501(c)3 organization that does not compensate board members for work performed or for travel fees. Most of the donations are being used for the school to pay for building maintenance and school supplies. We also do a variety of other projects for the community, such as installing water pumps, toilets, and food/clothes for orphanages.

 

Why Ghana?
Erica was planning on volunteering at FL Faith Child’s home a couple months before her accident. She was planning her trip with Becka Birman, so we chose to work with Becka and FL Faith Child to continue her endeavors there. Eventually we would like to branch out and help communities in other countries as well as the US.

 

Are you going to do this forever?
We would like to continue the organization for as long as possible. As long as we have supporters, we will continue to carry out Erica’s dream of helping others in any way that we can. In regards to the school in Ghana, our goal is to make the school as self-sufficient as possible by collecting school fees, training teachers and supporting the kids’ learning.

 

How can I help?
1. Donate
2. Help at events or suggest your own fundraisers!
3. Coming soon: eBay Giving Works
You can support your favorite cause by participating in the eBay Giving Works program. Donate 10% to 100% of the final sale price of an item to a certified nonprofit organization. In the spirit of giving, eBay rewards your generosity by offering an eBay Giving Works fee credit.

 

Are my donations tax deductible?
YES! We are an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the IRS.  Donations received may be treated as tax-deductible contributions retroactive to the date of our NPO’s formation. For more information, go to the IRS website, where they have a web-based mini-course on deducting charitable contributions.