A Guide to Safe and Effective Giving

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State Disclosures

Dear Reader,

Last year in the United States, households donated an average $2,030 to their favorite charitable causes. A lot of people giving a little bit to different charities really goes a long way to help these charities fulfill their mission. You are a charitable person otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this, so we wanted to show you how the most charitable of us should give to charity, which is safely and efficiently. If you ever have doubt about a charity’s validity, simply go to the Official IRS Website to look up a charity’s status!

 

Don’t Be Intimidated by Online Giving, Be Kind to Our Environment!

“Online giving has the potential for enormous good by saving billions of dollars in fundraising costs and allowing charities to more efficiently communicate with donors. If your favorite charities take adequate precautions, giving to them online should be no more risky than handing a waiter in a restaurant your credit card. By following these tips, you can minimize the chance of potential problems and have a safe and secure online giving experience” -Charity Watch.org – Here are some tips to tell if your charity is safe and secure for you to donate with online:

  • Make sure they have a way for you to contact them.
  • Be sure they provide their physical charity address for you as well.

 

Commit for the long term

When you feel confident and passionate about a cause, consider donating on a monthly basis. Most legitimate charities have an automated monthly giving service. This is not only more efficient for them, but also for you as well. You’ll feel more engaged in your giving and in the end this charity will know that they can truly count on you.

 

Always Spread the word

Once you have donated to your cause be sure to share with your friends what you have done. It isn’t boastful it simply helps the charity get its message spread even farther with your help. Challenge others to match your donation via email, Facebook, a phone call or even in a text message! These referrals are the lifeblood of charities and help them fulfill their mission.

 

“That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”

– Simone de Beauvoir –

State Disclosures

American Homeless Veterans is a Virginia non-profit organization, which educates the public and provides program services for homeless veterans. American Homeless Veterans is located at 210 E Broad St., Suite 202, Falls Church, VA 22046. American Homeless Veterans have retained CRF, Inc. located at 698 Oldefield Commons Dr, Suite 2, Greenwood, In 46142, a paid professional fund raiser, to assist in education and this fund raising program. American Homeless Veterans is a program of Circle of Friends for American Veterans.

Your contribution is fully tax deductible.
Although our financial report is always sent free to anyone requesting a copy, certain states require us to advise you that a copy of our financial report is available from them. Residents of the following states should note the following: Arizona: Financial information filed with the Secretary of State is available for public inspection or by calling toll-free, 1-800-458-5842. Colorado: CRF’s registration number: 20123044758; Charity’s registration number: 20023003316; Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State by calling (303) 894-2680 or at www.sos.state.co.us.a FLORIDA: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352, TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. Florida registration # is CH11272. Georgia: A full and fair description of the programs of American Homeless Veterans and our financial statement summary is available upon request at the office and phone number indicated above. Illinois: Contracts and reports regarding the charity are on file with the Illinois Attorney General. Kansas: American Homeless Veterans Kansas registration number is n/a. The annual financial report for the preceding fiscal year is on file with the Secretary of State, 1st Floor, Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612. Maine: you may obtain information on the respective percentages of contributions that will be paid to the charitable organization and to the paid fund raiser by contacting the Attorney General, Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. Maryland: A copy of the current financial statement of American Homeless Veterans is available by writing 210 E Broad St., Suite 202, Falls Church, VA 22046 or by calling 1-703-237-8980. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available for the cost of copies and postage from the Secretary of State, Statehouse, Annapolis, MD 21401, 1-410-974-5534. Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of American Homeless Veterans may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. New Jersey: Information filed with the Attorney General concerning this charitable solicitation may be obtained from the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey by calling (973) 504-6215. New York: New York residents may obtain a copy of American Homeless Veterans annual report by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. North Carolina: Financial information about American Homeless Veterans and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (888) 830-4989. Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of American Homeless Veterans may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Tennessee: Charity has retained CRF, a paid solicitor, to assist with this campaign. Texas: The Secretary of State has on file important information about persons that seek contributions in the name of veterans and the number to call about that information is the Solicitation Information Hotline (1-800-648-9642). Virginia: A financial statement for the most recent fiscal year is available upon request from the Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23209; 1-804-786-1343. Washington: A Notice of Solicitation required by law is on file with the Washington Secretary of State. You may obtain additional financial disclosure information by contacting the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-GIVE. West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.

REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE OF THE PAID SOLICITOR, THE ORGANIZATION OR THE CAUSE THE SOLICITOR REPRESENTS.

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