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!