How long has VAF By The Hand been in existence?
The VAF By The Hand was established in 1990 by Robert Bensman and Cathleen Soprano.
What is the mission of VAF By The Hand?
The mission of VAF By The Hand is to provide a secure and anonymous way for donors to donate money to a charity or charities of their choosing through our secure site. Additionally, we help educate the public about why giving to charities is important and how it benefits both the donor and the charity.
What is the advantage of using VAF By The Hand to donate money to a charity?
By using VAF By The Hand to donate to charities, it allows the donor to remain anonymous. VAF By The Hand also covers all fees charged by credit card providers, so that 100% of your donation goes to your charity.
What is the advantage of remaining anonymous for a donation?
After donating to a charity, many charities will continue to repeatedly solicit a donor for additional contributions. In some cases, the solicitations can be overwhelming. However, if you want, you can uncheck the anonymous box and your contact information will be provided to the charity.
How does VAF By The Hand Support itself. Does anyone receive compensation?
VAF By The Hand is supported by the Trustees and the Advisors of the foundation who donate their time. VAF By The Hand has no full-time employees and no one receives compensation for the work they do on behalf of the foundation. Additionally, we do not accept any outside donations for our own benefit.
Does VAF By The Hand keep any of the money I donate to a charity?
No, VAF By The Hand is strictly a conduit between donors and their charity of choice. 100% of an individual’s donation will go directly to the charity. Additionally, VAF By The Hand will pay the credit card fees associated with the donation.
Does VAF By The Hand recommended Charities?
VAF By The Hand does not recommend any specific charities.
Does VAF By The Hand sell my personal info to third parties?
No, VAF By The Hand does not sell, rent, share or disclose your personally identifiable information with other organizations.
Can I write off my donation when I do my taxes?
Yes, because VAF By The Hand is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, you can write the donation off on your taxes. Please consult your tax preparer for further clarification.
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