We have now raised $275 to cover the fee to apply for the official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
We are getting all of our paperwork in order to file and will update as soon as we get our certificate!
We are currently automatically tax-exempt due to our yearly donations totaling less than $5000 per year. However, grocery stores and other companies require the 501(c)(3) certification in order to make a donation, which forces us to rely on friends and family to cover our donation needs.
A 501(c)(3) status will allow us to solicit businesses for donated items, as well as to apply for government grants!