We need $5,000 by the end of the year. If we get that, then Global Giving will let us raise money for as many projects as we want, up to a million dollars for each one. We are already planning how to send clothes to refugees in the camps in eastern Chad, and will plan to do more if we meet our $5,000 goal this time. Please help us, and we’ll help you!
We’re gathering lists of prospective donors, preparing for a membership conference call, posting on our Facebook page and letting you know about it here as well: Tuesday November 28, our fundraiser will begin! That is when Global Giving will allow donors to give money to us. This fundraising period will last from November 28 through December 31.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 in that time. It will be used to buy and distribute winter clothing, blankets and our guide to life in the US to Darfuri refugees in America.
Why aren’t we raising money to help people in the refugee camps in Chad and the IDP camps in Darfur? Our board, particularly our Treasurer, Mohammed Abdulrahman, is planning a Chad project. And all of them have always wanted to work in Darfur itself. But we never had a way to raise money outside of the US State of Kentucky until we discovered Global Giving. US law requires that before you accept a donation from someone, you must first be registered in that person’s state and city. We would only have time to register in maybe ten of the fifty US states, and that does not include all of the city governments we would also have to register with.
But because Global Giving confirms our status before letting us raise money on our page, we can accept money from all over the world….as long as the donation is done on our Global Giving project page.
And Global Giving will let us raise money for more than one project, even up to a million US dollars. But first they require that we raise $5,000 from at least forty donors between November 28 and December 31.
We did not have time before November 28 to register with the US, Chadian or Sudanese governments to work overseas. So we decided to make our goal as easy as possible: the lowest amount of money for something we already are set up to do. But if we make that goal, we can expand to overseas work, thanks to donors all over the world whom Global Giving has enabled us to reach.
Just received approval from the famous online crowdsource fundraiser, Global Giving, for our fundraising project for winter clothes and guides to life in the US. From November 28 through December 31, 2017, DOHS will have a page on the Global Giving website where anyone in the world may donate to fund this project. We ask for $5,000 to pay for assisting over 450 newly arrived Darfuri refugees. And as you can see from what we have done already, we are already pretty good at it.
If we meet this goal of $5,000 within that five week timeframe, we will be made permanent members of the Global Giving network. That will mean posting as many fundraising projects on the GG website as we want, and being able to go as high as $1M in donations. So all of you out there, if you are able to donate online, your help will be much appreciated! Starting November 28, we will be asking for it!