Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Information For Becoming a Non-Profit.

Non-Profit through LegalZoom ~
The Non-Profit package includes:
Preliminary non-profit corporation name clearance
Preparation and filing of Articles of Incorporation
LegalZoom Peace of Mind Review
Unlimited customer support
LegalZoom's business newsletter (includes business tips, discounts and more)
Free Nolo Press book, "How to Form Your Non-Profit"
Medical expense plan
Corporate Minutes Forms
Federal Tax ID application preparation
40 essential business forms on CD-ROM

Express Gold Non-Profit $359.00
AZ State-Required Filing Fee $75.00
Registered Agent Fee $149.00
Tax ID Obtainment $49.00
Total = $632.00
So, that means we will need $632 to file for the status. Anyone want to donate? Every little bit helps!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Becomng a Non-Profit...

It has come to my attention, from several major diaper corporations, work at home mom (WAHM) companies, and others, that it would be easier for folks to donate to the mission if I hold a no-profit status. Honestly, this  would be a wonderful thing! Then I could approach major retailers and could receive donations that would be tax-deductible for these companies. Also, any other people donating could also receive a tax deduction based on the amount of their donation. Sounds like a win-win, doesn't it?

I would love to be able to work with some of the foundations that are in existence presently, but I have always find the same dead-end. These groups, such as The Cloth Diaper Foundation, only work within the states, and as you know, my mission lies outside of the US borders, in the sleepy seaside town of Bahia Asuncion. So, I have to create my own foundation, from the ground up. This may take a while!

The first hurdle is to find out how to go about the process. Luckily, there is LegalZoom, and they deal with legal processes like these for a reasonable rate. Unfortunately, that reasonable rate is the second hurdle, and is still a bit out of my reach. However, I am not giving up. I am brainstorming ways to raise money for the fees. And, I'm not above asking for help.

Keep following for updates on this new process, and in the meantime, keep those cloth diaper donations coming! As always, contact me at mightynole1997 (at) yahoo (dot) com if you would like any more information, or if you have any questions!

Mil Gracias!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

*~Cloth Diaper Mission's Angels~*

I would like to keep a running list of all the people who have helped us to reach our goals. Whether the items were donated or offered for sale at a reduced cost, all of these mamas are angels!! Thank you!

My cousin, Nicole Bennett. She has scoured craigslist in Florida and is becoming quite the diaper connoisseur!

From the forum

Kibran ~ beautiful newborn diapers!
goinnatural ~ lots of newborn fluff!
xmommy ~ several great diapers!
veruuca ~ mama from Canada donated over 40 diapers, some of them brand new!
3lilbubs ~ sweet covers!
mjackson79 ~ wonderful diaper!
Liz N ~ several donated diapers!
Momma2Nick ~ several pockets, prefolds and covers!
jemjam customs ~ fleece soakers

From the forum on

leesuh ~ sold many diapering items at a reduced rate and donated some newborn items too!

We have also had interest from several other mamas out there that want to donate when their children have grown out of their current stash. We look forward to working with each and every one of you. If you would like to donate, or if you have some cloth diapering items you would like to sell to us, please contact me at mightynole1997 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Mil Gracias!!!