We are extremely excited about receiving our determination, and we plan on a rapid ramp up in fundraising activities in order to reach our goal of 160 grants distributed in 2013.
(PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Start A Snowball, a novel non-profit launched in February and founded to encourage children to engage in their own community service and philanthropy projects, has received 501(c)3 status. This affirmative IRS determination will be effective retroactively to November 18, 2013. Start A Snowball provides children funding through micro-grants. and providing them funding through micro-grants.
“We are extremely excited about receiving our determination, and we plan on a rapid ramp up in fundraising activities in order to reach our goal of 160 grants distributed in 2013,”said Mac Winslow, Start A Snowball co-founder. “We are extremely grateful to all of the supporters that have helped us get to realize this dream of an organization dedicated to supporting children’s desire to do good.”
Start A Snowball plans on launching an energetic campaign to raise awareness about the need for kids to engage in their own community service projects at a young age, and to not only inspire kids to take action, but to also inspire parents to integrate community service into their parenting, just as they would integrate other extracurricular activities like sports and the arts.
Donations received from supporters since November 18, 2013, will now be eligible for tax deductible status, according to each individual’s circumstances. Individuals should contact a tax advisor if they have any questions regarding the deductibility of their donations.
Start A Snowball is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of North Carolina. The mission of Start A Snowball is the pursuit of the following principles:
- Service: If each one of us can help the world around us, the world would be a much better place.
- Possibility: One person can make an enormous difference through a seemingly small effort to help someone, which can cause long-lasting and broad-reaching ripples.
- Support: Through offering resources and community, we can empower youth to make huge impacts.
- Growth: As we teach children about serving others, we can create a movement that can influence a generation of givers.
Start A Snowball is now accepting donations and grant applications from those interested in funding children's philanthropy projects at http://www.startasnowball.org.