Some of our plans have changed since we began this endeavor and have been learning what works and doesn't, but one thing has not. We want to operate as an official 501 (c ) 3 nonprofit. On Thursday, after a visit to a lawyer, we initiated the process of obtaining that status. As a 501 (c ) 3 we will keep our operating costs low because taxes and some fees will be decreased. The good news for our crafters is that they will be able to take the value of the items they donate as a tax deduction. It is also important to us that our crafters and customers know they can trust us absolutely. We will be held accountable for managing the funds we receive and send out, giving added reassurance that we are doing things right. We've been warned this process may take a while but we will keep you posted as things progress.
Co-founder of A Cause for Crafting.