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Let's Bring Familias de Corazón to the U.S.

Organized by: Velvet Beard

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We did it!
May 30, 2016

Thank you to everyone who contributed to help raise money to pay legal and accounting fees to get Familias de Corazón up and running as a U.S. See More

THE STORY:

Familias de Corazón (Families of the Heart) is a Guatemalan-based non profit organization dedicated to fostering connections between adoptive families and the birth families of their Guatemalan-born children, and to providing educational, health and nutritional support to birth families in Guatemala.

While Familias de Corazón (FdeC) is a non profit in Guatemala, it is not yet a U.S. 501c3 organization and, therefore, cannot accept donations in the U.S.. This means the families who support us must now pay high international bank wire transfer fees when making donations and their donations are not tax-deductible in the U.S.

With your support we can file to have FdeC receive 501c3 status in the U.S. which will provide the following benefits to the organization and it's supporters:

  • Eligibilty for donor tax deductions
  • Donations can be made by check or credit card payment in the U.S.
  • We will better be able to track donations (with a wire transfer we can't see where the money comes from)
  • Donors will save on international wire fees
  • FdeC will be able to conduct fund raising activities (like selling T-shirts) to support more programs in Guatemala

How the money raised will be spent:

Legal assistance to file for 501c3 status - $2,500

IRS filing fee - $850

State incorporation filing - $75

If each of our sponsor families now donates $40 (which is the typical bank wire transfer fee) we can make the goal and get Familias de Corazón functioning as a U.S. non-profit by the end of 2016.  We hope we can count on your support!

 

 

$4,390

 

99% Raised of $4,425 Goal

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  • Velvet Beard

    $50

  • Hudson Cassler

    $50

  • Margie Bartelt

     

  • Eileen Fishman

    $50

  • Kim Coffin

    $50

  • Lyda Cort

    $50

  • Ellen Bona

    $50

  • The Chechopoulos Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rob Van der Wijngaart

    $100

  • Kim Pfeil

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shea Family

    $50

  • Julie Hubbard

     

  • The Joyce Piliavin Family

    $50

  • Hostler - Burrows family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Liz & Alexander Diaz Raab

    $100

  • Scheurer Family

    $50

  • Eide Family

    $50

  • Debi Applebaum

    $50

  • Carol Becker

    $50

  • Jennifer Frank

    $50

  • Lauren Salerno

    $50

  • McArdle family

    $50

  • Linda Katz

    $40

  • A grateful mom

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Roman's Family

    $50

  • Joseph and Kelley Sadowski

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tonja Marshall

    $50

  • Marion Waldman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Riegler

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jodi Walder-Biesanz

    $100

  • Linda Bader

    $100

  • Amie Bushnell

    $50

  • Lisa Cohen & Harry Phillips

    $175

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Linda Bytof and Mark Renner

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anne Zinkin

    $40

  • Neswadi family

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Stanton-Pearl Family

    $50

  • John Kin and Frances Durcan

    $25

  • Goetz Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • O'Brien Family

    $50

  • Meg & George Trowbridge

    $100

  • Franz Krueger

    $100

  • Tonja Marshall

    $100

  • Pfeifer/Pearsall Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Robin

    $40

  • Linda Paltzer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

Thank you for this option and all you do! 2 years ago

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Linda Paltzer

Linda Paltzer

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Robin

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Pfeifer/Pearsall Family

Pfeifer/Pearsall Family

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Tonja Marshall

Tonja Marshall

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Franz Krueger

Franz Krueger

DONATION: $100

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Meg & George Trowbridge

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