(Our founder has dedicated over 7,500 hours to CARE for free, not to mention related lost professional income and tapped savings.)
Fantastic! Please get in touch to discuss details. Place the phrase "CARE DONOR" or "CARE SPONSOR" in your subject line, so as to best filter your communication. Be sure to provide your phone number as well as preferred day/time to speak. We'll reciprocate by phone or e-mail ASAP.
CARE for Sandy is not a federally registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, which means it cannot accept cash contributions, lest its founder become responsible for all proceeds when the tax man comes a knockin' every April. It’s a grassroots volunteer effort, currently being coordinated/ coached/ web administrated/ designed/ written/ ideated by a team of one from a home office in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with the help of 2 fabulous part-time staff members. We therefore greatly prefer physical donations.
Uncle Sam makes it tricky to obtain and maintain status with good reason. Furthermore, to file costs around 2K and it can take up to two years to net approval. More importantly, because CARE's needs are predominantly skill-based rather than monetary (save for non-existent compensation for tens of thousands of administrative and Photoshop hours), because CARE is not sure how long it will be able to remain a sustainable organization, and because running an official non-profit comes with its own set of dog and pony show requirements...we've opted to remain a volunteer organization.
Please note contributions will not be tax-deductable due to the fact that CARE is not a federally registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity. However if 'you' were to come forward with a sizeable donation, we'd gladly find a secondary official non-profit to work with to enable write-off status.