START A FUNDRAISER
HVO has partnered with the crowdfunding site, Mightycause to provide an on-line tool for our members, volunteers and supporters to create personal pages to raise funds for HVO, an upcoming volunteer assignment and/or a special HVO project.
Mightycause fundraising pages provide a secure and easy way for your friends, family, colleagues, etc. to support your involvement with HVO. All donations made through Mightycause are sent to HVO and are tax-deductible to the donor. The donor will receive an e-mail thanking them for their support along with the proper information they need for their taxes.
Contact the HVO office to start your fundraiser!
HVO Fundraising Policy
Volunteers often are interested in raising funds to defray costs associated with an HVO assignment. HVO can assist by providing letters of support and/or materials (annual reports, newsletters, etc.) for civic clubs, professional associations or individuals interested in making a donation. In order to assure that proper procedures are observed, however, please review the HVO Fundraising Policy:
- The volunteer must be a current member and have been approved by the project director for an assignment before moving forward with a fundraising project. HVO staff should be aware of this fundraising activity so that donations can be properly accounted for.
- In order to be tax-deductible, the donor must make the check payable to “Health Volunteers Overseas”. Gifts of cash to the volunteer or checks payable to the volunteer cannot be acknowledged by HVO and are not tax-deductible.
- Funds will be disbursed to volunteers upon presentation of appropriate receipts. Appropriate receipts include: travel-related expenses such as airfare, transportation to/from airports; vaccinations/medications related to the trip; excess baggage charges if taking materials for the site; visa fees and airport departure taxes; educational materials paid for by the volunteer to be donated to the site. HVO will NOT reimburse for purchase of personal items such as clothing, toiletries, or gifts for people at the site.
- At no time will HVO disburse more funds than have been received.
- Any remaining funds will be reallocated to support HVO programs.