Our letter has come in the mail! We recieved word from the Internal Revenue Service today that our request for nonprofit status has been granted! After months of work and waiting, we are so proud to earn our tax-exempt status.
Thank you so much to our supporters, friends and mentors, particularly Edwin Amaya of Smile Colombia.
So, all of your donations so far are now officially tax deductible. Please feel free to make a new donation today!
We are so, so grateful for our friends at Midtown Rotary. Last year, we partnered with them to help win a grant to buy water-filtering drinking straws for children in Coffee Bay, South Africa. We were so excited for Midtown Rotary to win the $1,000 grant and turn that into 100 clean water straws for children in the rural South African community. Please click here to read all about it.
The Vilakazi Foundation
The Vilakazi Foundation is a grass-roots effort to better the lives of the children of South Africa through improved access to education, health and athletics.