I am so happy to announce that this website will become a non-profit (a 501 c) organization; the organization will be called Hep C Support, and will be used to help maintain this website, help our writers, but most importantly will put us in a position to help others with Hep C with such things as paying for their medications, financial support, etc. Also, we will be planning an education segment to teach those about Hep C, and about living with the disease.
We will also be starting a “Talk Story” e-mail campaign (and eventually a phone line) to help those who do not wish to speak publicly about their Hep C status, but would like to talk to somebody about Hep C, or about thier lives dealing with the virus.
All this is possible with the most generous financial support of Lesli WhoDat Tokar Whiteman, and her husband Spencer D. Jones! Thanks so much for all your support, We can’t express in words how grateful we are for your support.
So what is a Non-Profit?
So you have heard the term before, but do you really know what a nonprofit organization is? There are legal definitions, including 26 types of nonprofits recognized by the IRS, and there are common perceptions of what people mean when they refer to an organization as nonprofit. Let’s start with perceptions.
A nonprofit is a tax-exempt organization that serves the public interest. In general, the purpose of this type of organization must be charitable, educational, scientific, religious or literary. This is a common and broad definition that fits the type of information likely to be found at this site. The public expects to be able to make donations to these organizations and deduct these donations from their federal taxes.
Legally, a nonprofit organization is one that does not declare a profit and instead utilizes all revenue available after normal operating expenses in service to the public interest. These organizations can be unincorporated or incorporated. An unincorporated nonprofit cannot be given federal tax-exempt status or the designation of being a 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. When a nonprofit organization is incorporated, it shares many traits with for-profit corporations except that there are no shareholders.
So please Donate to our Organization (On the footer of every page is a donation box) it will help us help others that are suffering with Hep C, both financial and emotionally!
Thank you very much,
Hep C Support