Donor FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Are my donations tax-deductible?
How do I get a tax receipt?
I give monthly. What if I only want one receipt for the year?
What is the most cost-effective way to give?
I don’t want to give using my debit or credit card. Where do I mail my check?
I don’t have a bank account or credit card. How can I give a gift to Children of the Nations?
How do I set up a direct debit of my checking or savings account?
How do I cancel my existing electronic donation to Children of the Nations?
Can I give to Children of the Nations instead of receiving wedding gifts?
How can I arrange for gifts to be made in memory of a friend or relative?
How do I update my credit card information?

 

Are my donations tax-deductible?
Children of the Nations is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible. If you purchase a T-shirt, attend a special event with a ticket price, or purchase an item in a silent auction, your charitable contribution is limited to the amount you contribute over the value of the goods or services furnished in return.

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How do I get a tax receipt?
Children of the Nations will mail a receipt that you can use for tax purposes. You should receive a receipt within 30 days of your gift. We also mail summary donation receipts in January listing all the previous year’s gifts.

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I give monthly. What if I only want one receipt for the year?
This is a great way to save the organization’s printing and mailing costs! Contact our office and we can change our records so that you only receive a summary donation receipt in January for the previous year’s gifts.

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What is the most cost-effective way to give?
Gifts by check or through your bank’s bill payer have the cheapest processing costs. Next is an electronic gift that directly debits your checking or savings account. Debit and credit cards charge the highest processing fees, though we have managed to keep these around 3%.

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I don’t want to give using my debit or credit card. Where do I mail my check?
Mail your check to:

Children of the Nations
PO Box 3970
Silverdale, WA 98383

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I don’t have a bank account or credit card. How can I give a gift to Children of the Nations?
Mail a money order to:

Children of the Nations
PO Box 3970
Silverdale, WA 98383

Please do not send cash through the mail.

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How do I set up a direct debit of my checking or savings account?
Call our Finance Office at 360-698-7227 with the routing number and account number from your check, or mail a voided check to our office with a note telling us what your gift is for and the frequency of your gift (one-time, monthly, quarterly).

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How do I cancel my existing electronic donation to Children of the Nations?
Email or call our Finance Office 360-698-7227 to let us know. Note that we are unable to cancel a direct debit during the two working days before a debit is due to be made; if you need to cancel your Direct Debit during this two day period, you will need to contact your bank directly.

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Can I give to Children of the Nations instead of receiving wedding gifts?
Yes you can! Many couples feel that they already have enough toasters and dishes and choose to ask their guests to make a donation to Children of the Nations instead of buying them a present. Contact our office so we can set up a code to track your donations. You will receive a letter in a few months giving you the names of those who gave to Children of the Nations.

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How can I arrange for gifts to be made in memory of a friend or relative?
Contact our office so we can set up a code to track your donations. You will receive a letter in a few months giving you the names of those who gave to Children of the Nations.

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How do I update my credit card information?
You can update your credit card information online by logging in to your 'Partner Profile.' Log in by clicking on 'My Account' (in the top right corner of this website) and entering your password. From your profile, click on the 'Recurring Gifts' tab and then click on 'Update' next to your recurring gift. On the next screen, you can update your credit card number, its expiration date, and/or your billing address. (Please note that you must enter your entire credit card number to update any information on this screen.) Save when you're finished.

If you have not yet established your 'Partner Profile,' or cannot access your profile, please call 360-698-7227 ext 1032 for assistance.

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