by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:43 am
Let's keep it at the chapter level and you can get your friends and neighbors to contribute as well. Right now, until we get our chapters legal status in place, chapters need to send a list to the PF office (include a picture of the item) with its value (Norlisa, can Gordon advise the best way to ensure that chapters don't find themselves getting audited for inflating values? I would guess that we need chapters to send us an inventory with a picture of each item over a certain amount. You won't need to have individual pictures for each item of clothing but maybe a picture of the box a person donates. As with other charities--you tell us what the value of your baby clothes are and just know to keep it honest! We will get our CPA to weigh in--or if any of you are CPAs--feel free to chime in in the meantime).
So chapters itemize and send a list to the national headquarters (be sure to have names and addressed for everyone who wants a tax receipt) with some proof of value and we will take care of the tax receipts.
Host the sale at a home, church, community center
Advertise in schools, churches, senior centers (they have grandkids and are often on a fixed income), the local paper, even get a feature in your paper about it. (contact firstname.lastname@example.org on how to do that)
All checks MUST be made out to the Preeclampsia Foundation. In the notes box, mark your state or chapter name.
Minus administrative costs, funds will be returned to cover approved chapter programs--like brochures, guest speakers, chapter fundraising events, etc...
Any questions?!! Any ideas???