We received word on Wednesday from the IRS, that River’s Run and Ride Rally is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity!
This is amazing news, that we have been waiting for since November. In August of last year, we became a non-profit corporation. Then came the paperwork, to become tax-exempt. This took us until November to complete and we mailed it in the week of Thanksgiving. The form said it would take 8-12 weeks to hear whether we were approved or not, so we waited as patiently as we could.
Seeing this paper, in black and white is wonderful! There are so many benefits that come with having this status! The biggest benefits for us are: the ability to keep going, and to hopefully be able to help even more people!! The biggest benefit for our supporters: you will be able to deduct all donations on your taxes! River’s memory will be a part in helping others get through hard times. We want to thank everyone that has been a part of this for your encouragement and support. Thank you to our sponsors, as well as our board of directors for making this happen!
2011 is shaping up to be an amazing year! We couldn’t do it without you!