1. Can I receive a tax receipt for a cash donation?
Yes, all financial donations will generate a tax receipt. US Funds donations receive a US tax receipt, Canadian Funds donations receive a Canadian tax receipt. Haiti ARISE Ministries is a registered Canadian charity in Canada and a 501(3) tax-exempt charity in the USA. Visit www.haitiarise.org for more information about the organization.
2. How will my funds will be used?
Donations received under the “Buy a Brick” campaign will be directed to the CCIF/CIC Collision Repair Industry Project. In the case that the project did not move forward for any reason, Haiti ARISE has the following program policy in place: Spending of funds is confined to programs and projects approved by the organization. Each contribution designated towards such an approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the organization, the remaining designated contributions will be used where most needed.
3. How can I send my financial donation (Buy a Brick campaign) to Haiti ARISE?
Donations can be made online, by fax or mail. Download the Buy a Brick donation form by clicking here.
4. How much of my donation is spent on administration?
Administration costs are kept to a minimum. Only 2% of funds collected are spent on administration in Canada or US, which covers the cost of bookkeepers. Another 18% of donations are allocated to overhead in Haiti, and all projects benefit from these funds. This includes operating expenses such as electricity, water, vehicles to transport materials, and general construction costs. The remaining 80% of donations goes directly to the project being funded.
5. Where will my name be engraved to acknowledge my financial donation (Buy a Brick campaign)?
A large plaque at the entrance of the collision repair building will acknowledge all of the “bricks” purchased. Donors will be listed by name. Donor names will also be listed on the Haiti ARISE webpage.
6. How do I find out what equipment is still needed?
A list of equipment needed is posted on our website. The list is updated on a regular basis. If you would like to donate equipment, please contact Tom Bissonnette to confirm items you have to donate are still required.
Phone: (306) 374-2833.
7. Can I receive a tax receipt for donations of new equipment?
Tax receipts are available for donations of new equipment.(Please confirm the equipment with Tom Bissonnette first as noted in #6 above). Contact James Roberts in advance of shipping your donation, at James.Roberts@haitiarise.org or phone 403-708-9225 to arrange.
8. Can I receive a tax receipt for donations of used equipment?
Tax receipts for used equipment valued over $1000 will be handled on a case-by-case basis, as they will require valuation paperwork. (Please confirm the equipment with Tom Bissonnette first as noted in #6 above). Contact James Roberts in advance of shipping your donation, at James.Roberts@haitiarise.org or phone 403-708-9225 to arrange.
9. What language is spoken in Haiti?
The primary languages spoken in Haiti are Creole, and French. There are some English-speaking staff that can assist with translation.