Make a difference in the life of a child

How You Can Help

 

If you've ever wondered how you could help the poor, the marginalized, and oppressed of the world, here is your best opportunity.

Your gift provides help, gives hope and makes a better tomorrow for someone who needs your support and love.

World hunger can seem like a demoralizing problem. But there are in reality plenty of small steps you can take to make a big difference.

With your generous support, we are able to help provide for tangible and long-term improvements in the lives of street children. We work with Non-Government Organizations to deliver humanitarian relief; get provision of education, good food, medical care, and clothing.

Children the world over need to be loved, feel a sense of security and a chance for a better life. Our mission is to provide children with these basic opportunities. Your donation will go a long way in helping the hungry children stay off the streets and in schools and/or shelters in order to live a more sustainable life. Our future plans will also expand to address other areas, such as non-traditional forms of education, micro-economic & vocational development, and greater resource assistance to children already living on the streets

We are devoted to creating a positive change in the lives of as many hungry and abandoned children as possible. By breaking the chains of poverty, by obtaining an education, can this be accomplished.  Every so often a life change only requires a few dollars and a supportive environment.

YOU CAN ALSO HELP US IN:

Monthly contributions

International Volunteer Promoter: Is the person who assumes the responsibility to delegate Caputo Children´s Fund in his country, promoting the sponsorship in your area.  Help for the poorest, bringing food and medicines to street children.

FUNRAISING FOR OUR STREET CHILDREN

Actively engaged in fund-raising through special events.

Getting Started

Fundraising for Caputo Children`s Fund in your local community is easy. It's a great way of raising money for the thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged street children that Caputo Children`s Fund helps in Guatemala and it can also be very gratifying!

Decide what you want to do and drop us an email at  caputo.children.fund@gmail.com  to let us know about your plans so that we are aware that you are fundraising on our behalf. There are lots of different ideas to explore ranging from quiz nights, coffee mornings, sports events. It can be anything you like!

Think about where and when you'd like to hold the event and book a venue if you need to. Ask your family and friends to help you.

Making Money

  • Find out if your employer has a matched or payroll giving scheme and ask them if they would match what you raise and donate this to Caputo Children`s fund.
  • Download a sponsorship form or set up an online fundraising page online with www.JustGiving.com   (see below).

Keep it Safe

  • Get sponsored by people you know and trust.
  • Make sure that children are supervised and that they don't collect money from strangers.
  • Make sure the venue is safe and think about managing crowds
  • Think about security if you are carrying money around - the safest thing is to pay it in straight away.

Publicising Your Event

  • Let us know when you have finalized the details and we'll publicize your event on our website.
  • Advertise your event using posters and leaflets
  • Talk to local radio stations and newspapers

After the Event

If you receive cash or checks made payable to yourself please bank them and write a checks to "Caputo Children`s Fund" and send it to:

CAPUTO CHILDREN`S FUND
13 Ave. “A” 15-73, zona 11, Col. Loma Linda
Guatemala, Guatemala C.A.
 

  • Please include any sponsorship forms and send us your name, address, telephone number and email address.
  • Remember to thank everyone involved - you may also want to send some photos to your local radio station or newspaper.

Download a sponsorship form

Set up an Online Fundraising Page

If you are running a fundraising activity why not set up your own fundraising page online with www.JustGiving.com   it takes about 5 minutes to set up a fundraising page and donating through the site is simple, fast and totally secure. 

To get started:

  • Create your own event for Caputo Children`s Fund
  • You fill in your name and address and choose a password. JustGiving will not share your details with anyone except us (see their online privacy policy).
  • You choose a web address for your page, write a title and a message and, if you have one to hand, add a photo. That's it; your fundraising web page is live on the Web!
  • You then email the address of your page to everyone you know, anywhere in the world. They donate online by credit or debit card and get an email receipt. Justgiving charges a small transaction fee on donations.
  • Your page will expire automatically once the expiry date you set passes.

GIFT IN KIND:

If you are a devoted Christian and committed to the poorest in Guatemala, you can donate clothes, shoes, food, medicine, cooking utensils, bedding, cleaning products or give us what we have available.

THE BENEFITS OF GIVING

A year-end contribution to Caputo Children´s Fund (CCF) gives you the opportunity to select the amount of your deduction, to schedule the timing of your gift, and to determine the type of contribution you will make - options few other deductions provide. For example, you may choose to make your contribution in the form of tangible personal property, real estate or securities. In this way, you have the advantage of a deduction without affecting your cash on hand.

  • Cash contributions
    In general, you may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income for a charitable contribution. An excess deduction may be carried-over to the subsequent five tax years.
  • Real Estate
    A gift of real estate enables you to deduct the fair market value of the property you contribute, provided you have held the property for longer than one year. You are allowed a deduction of up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income for the year in which you make the contribution; the amount in excess can be carried over and deducted for the next 5 years.
  • Tangible Personal Property
    The amount of your deduction for a contribution of tangible personal property (items such as art, antiques, and the like) depends on the type of property contributed and how it will be used. In general, you will realize maximum tax savings if the contribution is one which can be used in a manner related to its charitable purpose.

What tax benefits might I realize by donating items that are no longer useful to me?

In USA, most often the 'fair market value' of the item can be deducted. Depending upon market conditions, the fair market value is often quite higher than the actual selling price. In many cases, when you factor in the value of your time, the tax donation benefit can often outweigh trying to sell the item yourself.

With the exception of marketable securities, donor's who wish to claim a tax deduction for donated items of non-cash gifts exceeding $5000 must substantiate the valuation with an expert appraisal - which Caputo Children´s Fund will entirely facilitate and pay for.

However, tax guidelines are highly specific and change regularly therefore Caputo Children´s Fund strongly recommends that you consult your tax advisor for individual and specific detail. 

MAKE A DONATION TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD!

We can give the kids all the love in the world, but without money we can't put food on the table. Fundraising is a challenge for any charity - particularly a smaller one - and any help or support you can give is always greatly appreciated.

Thank you for considering a contribution to Caputo Children's Fund. You will not receive any goods or service in return for your donation.  Donations for which tax-deductible receipts are issued are fully under the control of Caputo Children's Fund, and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Caputo Children's Fund is a non-profit organization registered in the republic of Guatemala:

Federal Tax ID: 7216620-7
Charity Resolution:  SAT-GRC-DRG-ATRM / R-2011-03-01-000039
 

HOW YOU CAN HELP as a Business, Company, or Foundation 

  1. If you are a small business or a company,
    • Donate a needed service such as printing or goods such as medical supplies, food items, toys, new clothing etc. OR
    • Consider a cash donation  
  2. If you are a large corporation supporting charitable foundations, please consider funding one or more shipments to a specific area of urgent need.  

 

Security. This site is highly secure. We use industry-leading technology (such as SSL) to keep your information safe. Your financial information is not shared with the merchant. Once your donation is complete, you will be emailed a receipt for this transaction.

 

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