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709 S. Missouri Ave. Clearwater, FL 33756

Email

Donations@Helpmedonate.org

Phone

(727) 798-0290

Frequently asked questions

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Setting up your Fundraiser on HelpMeDonate.org is FREE!   All the services we provide, including the Volunteer Section, 4-Giving Gift Card, etc.   The fees we charge cover credit card/paypal processing fees and admin costs to operate the Platform and provide services to the community.  


SERVICE NAMEPLATFORM FEEPAYMENT PROCESSING FEE
Fundraiser Payout 0%3.5%
School Fundraiser 0%0%
Cause of the Month Payout
9% - Reduced from Payout to Fundraiser/Charity3.5%
4-Giving Gift Card Payout
9% - Reduced from Payout to Fundraiser/Charity
3.5%
Disaster Relief Fundraising
0%
0%

Fees subject to change per HelpMeDonate.org's Terms and Conditions. 
Tips received from donors are NOT considered in donation amounts are not paid out.

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HelpMeDonate.org has been accepting donations online since 2001, when we helped raise money in the aftermath of 911.   

You can learn much more about us by CLICKING HERE

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Our Federal Tax ID number is:  45-3362164

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HelpMeDonate.org provides FREE fundraising sites and many other services, which are free to users.  For example, you can come to our site, click on Volunteer in Your Community,  and find volunteer opportunities for you and your family, FREE.  

We have raised millions of dollars for Disaster Relief efforts since 2001.  Running a website like this, and providing services and support as we do, costs money.  We provide an opportunity for Donors to include a tip.  Donors can select from pre-set amounts or opt out of a tip, if they prefer.  The tip amount will be added to their donation amount.  Tips are optional, and help us cover the costs of operating a business. 

If you give us a tip...we'll be your best friend!   

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Due to payment constraints, HelpMeDonate.org provides fundraising services to the United States and Canada.  

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When your fundraiser has been completed, you can login to your Fundraiser and mark it COMPLETED and Request your Payout.    In order to prevent fraud, payouts may require up to 30 days to allow for returns/chargebacks.   You will receive a check in the mail for the amount you collected, less any applicable fees. 

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HelpMeDonate.org works with many Charitable Organizations to provide personal items to those in need.  While many organizations do not accept or pick up personal items, HelpMeDonate.org will see to it that your donated items go to those who need them most. 

To send your personal items:
1.  Box up your items.
2.  Include a note to let us know where you want your items provided.
3.  Send to:
                                    HelpMeDonate.org
                                    1738 N. Ft. Harrison
                                    Clearwater, FL 33755

Supplies needed currently include:  Baby Food, Diapers, Wipes, Baby Formula, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Toiletries, Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, Non-Perishable Food, Tarps, Tents, Towels, Clothing, Blankets, Lighters, Matches, Candles, Feminine Items, Toys, Lip Balm, Water, Generators.   
PLEASE SEND TO OUR FT. HARRISON ADDRESS.


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Absolutely!

You can donate to ANY Fundraiser or Charity as follows:


1.  Make your check payable to HelpMeDonate.org  (include your email address if you would like to receive a receipt)
2.  On the memo line, enter the name of the fundraiser or charity, so we know where to provide your donation
3.  Mail to:   HelpMeDonate.org, 1738 N. Ft. Harrison  Clearwater, FL 33755


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´╗┐Depending on the type of donation made, your donations may be tax deductible.   Donations to HMD's Disaster Relief Fundraising Efforts ARE typically tax deductible and donors will be provided a receipt with each donation made online.   While HelpMeDonate.org is not a 501c-(3) charitable organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service, we do provide donations FOR charitable organizations.  If you donate to a registered charitable organization via our site, your donation should be tax deductible.  We say MAY and SHOULD as we are a fundraising organization, not tax experts paid to represent you.  Please contact your tax professional for specifics to your case.  

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Depending on the type and location of a disaster, such as a hurricane or earthquake, HelpMeDonate.org may provide personal items to those locations. 

We are NOT able to come to your location to pick up your items.   

  • American Red Cross does not accept personal items.  
  • Salvation Army will pick up personal items, but will only use them in the area they are picked up.

HelpMeDonate.org provides these goods as a humanitarian effort. 

Typically, these are the items needed:   diapers, baby food, formula, wipes, toilet paper, paper towel, lighters, candles, matches, tarps, tents, generators, tools, vitamins, blankets, water, non-perishable food, toiletries, sundries, sunscreen, bug spray lip balm, paper towel, blankets.  

Send your items to:

HelpMeDonate.org -  1738 N. Ft. Harrison, Clearwater, FL 33755 - include a note with your name, address, email, and where you would like the donation used.  

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Absolutely!

You can order emergency supplies through our Link to Amazon.  We have pre-selected items that are needed.  Select the items you want and the quantity, pay, and the items you selected will be delivered to HelpMeDonate.org, packed up, and provided to the Disaster Relief Fund Selected.   This is a great option if you're busy.  You can literally be a hero and take less than 5 minutes to order badly needed supplies.

TO ORDER EMERGENCY SUPPLIES FROM AMAZON, CLICK HERE.   



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HelpMeDonate.org's has teamed up with VolunteerMatch to provide you up to the minute 

HelpMeDonate.org's has teamed up with VolunteerMatch to provide you up to the minute information so you can find places for you and/or your family to volunteer virtually anywhere.

Volunteer opportunities are added and updated by the minute.  You can search by area, zip code, City, FL, and find the perfect place for you to help out.





Volunteering Is EASY... 

 1. Click Home, at the Top Left of any page
.

 2. Scroll down until you see the picture at left.

 3. Click LEARN MORE and enter your search
     area.  You will see all the current volunteer
     opportunities in that area.

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No,

Gofundme used to charge a 5% platform fee along with payment processing fees of 2.9% plus .30 per transaction.  

Currently, Gofundme has suspended the 5% platform fee, and now says their service is FREE.  Not True.  Like you, we understand the meaning of the word FREE.  Gofundme is still charging the payment processing fee of 2.9% plus .30 per transaction.  So, unless we are really bad at math, their service is NOT free.

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 If you are interested in setting up your own Fundraiser after a disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake, that is AWESOME!  Here is how it works...


1.  Register your FREE Disaster Relief Fundraiser.
2.  You will have an opportunity to share your fundraiser   via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email.  You will also have access to the link to your fundraiser which you can share with anyone.
3.  Donors will be able to make donations using credit cards and Paypal.
4.  Once your fundraiser is complete, let us know.  We will ask you where you want your funds provided.   Choose from the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Humane Society of  the United States, or HelpMeDonate.org's Disaster Relief Fund.  
5.  100% of the donations collections (Tips not included) will be provided to the organization you choose.  
6.  You will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from HelpMeDonate.org for your generous support.  


(Donors are offered the opportunity to add a small tip to their donation.  Since HelpMeDonate.org pays out 100% of the donations collected, the tip is the only money we make on your fundraisers, which helps to keep us in business.)

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You can edit your fundraiser as much as you like, providing you have not received any donations.  Once you receive a donation, you may not edit your site by changing pictures or text  through the Admin.  This is to prevent fraud from people who may change their information while fundraising.   

If you would like to make a change to your fundraiser after donations have been received,   such as update the picture or text, you can do so in this way:


Email:    Donations@HelpMeDonate.org

1.  Request to Update Fundraising Page
2.  Include your name, and name of your fundraiser
3.  provide the text you would like to change or photo you would like updated.


We will update your fundraising page and email you confirmation once completed.