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  •  fyi (none)
    If you set up as non-profit to make your gifts tax deductible you can't specify the indiviudal your gift goes to. (i.e. Kos participants couldn't say they were only going to help other Kossites)

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    by Catte Nappe on Thu May 26, 2005 at 11:33:49 AM PDT

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    •  Fine with me. (none)
      We could just allow people to register themselves, and their loved ones, friends...

      We can register our own.  Those who feel like taking what we offer... I'm cool with that.

      "Too many policemen, no liberty; Too many soldiers, no peace; Too many lawyers, no justice." Lin Yutang (1895-1976)

      by ogre on Thu May 26, 2005 at 12:35:04 PM PDT

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      •  Better answer (none)
        may be the "adopt the group" concept. It would be easier to manage in the sense that you wouldn't have registered recipients all over Iraq, -anything you sent would be going to the same place and all would get the same sort of stuff and noone would be "left out".
        It's also more personal. Your are helping your Kos buddy and another 100 (or whatever) of his closest buds.

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        by Catte Nappe on Thu May 26, 2005 at 01:00:32 PM PDT

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    •  Could we select a unit (none)
      or somehow designate the folks around our Kossite and still maintain 501c3 status? Or would it have to be completely random?

      Do not be intimidated by those who know the value of everything, but the cost of nothing.

      by duckyindc on Thu May 26, 2005 at 12:39:04 PM PDT

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      •  Lawyer, not (none)
        but I have worked in non-profit for years. Tax deductibility is at risk for anything that looks like "I'm gonna help my brother Fred, but I'm going to pass my help through this non-profit to do it"  If you enlarge it to cover a wider group this becomes less questionable (ie. adopt the 6th grade class, or adopt the whole school, or in this case adopt the platoon or whatever.)

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        by Catte Nappe on Thu May 26, 2005 at 12:56:52 PM PDT

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