Niños Incapacitados can now provide tax receipts to Canadian donors
Niños Incapacitados has signed a unique tripartite agreement that enables them to provide tax receipts for Canadian donations through an exciting collaboration with Save the Children Canada and Save the Children Mexico. Currently, the Canada Revenue Agency does not permit tax deductions for donations made to charitable organizations outside Canada. But the CRA does allow certain approved domestic not-for-profit organizations – and Save the Children is one of them – to disperse funds to foreign charities like Niños Incapacitados. Everyone who donates to Niños Incapacitados will receive a tax receipt for 100% of their contribution.
“We are very excited about this unique collaboration,” said David McNiven, President of Niños Incapacitados. “Save the Children works in many ways in many countries to improve the lives of children and now, thanks to this agreement and the generosity of our Canadian donors, we will be able to help more sick children here in Ajijic and the surrounding area. We need to strengthen our financial foundation so that we don’t have to do what we dread most: turn away a seriously ill child because of lack of funds.”
We believe this will have benefits beyond tax receipts. Our mission is children’s health and also a key goal of Save the Children. They’re huge and we’re tiny, but nowhere in Mexico do they do what we do, and nowhere in our sphere do we do what they do. It’s a relationship with huge potential. In operating terms as well, the national Save the Children organizations will be working together. Save the Children Mexico has offices in 21 major cities in Mexico that provide regular over-sight, monitoring and mentoring – functions that will be extended to Niños Incapacitados. We remain independent but any time Save the Children Canada wants to know how Canadian donors’ money is being spent, their people in Mexico will be able to show them. We need to strengthen our financial foundation and make sure we can honor our commitment to the children already in our program. Please contact Dick Yanko, Treasurer, Niños Incapacitados, at 376 766 2304; firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make a donation.
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