Donation Policy

Your gifts and donations bring hope to the neediest of the needy orphans in Haiti.  Thank you for considering giving to the Haiti Orphan Project.

HOW GIFTS & DONATIONS ARE USED

100% of your tax-deductible gifts are used for Haiti orphan care and other projects in Haiti.

Care includes housing, food & water, clothing and school, as well as the local Haitian people actually caring for these children.  None of your contributions are used to cover overhead here in the United States.  The overhead is funded by the John Keane family, Keane Insurance Group and other generous donors to ensure that your gifts go entirely to the projects in Haiti.

HOW TO DONATE

Your online gifts are welcome through our secure payment gateway Network for Good.  The Haiti Orphan Project currently accepts Paypal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Donations are also accepted by check or money order. The Haiti Orphan Project is an initiative of the Keane Charitable Group (KCG).  The KCG is the registered 501 (c)(3) of this charitable initiative.

When donating by check or money order, please make your check payable to:

The Keane Charitable Group (Please add “Haiti” in the memo line)
Mail to:
The Haiti Orphan Project
135 West Adams Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122

** Your tax-deductible receipt will be from the KCG.

STOCK GIFTS

The Haiti Orphan Project now accepts gifts of appreciated securities.  These securities can be stocks or mutual funds.  Other types of securities may also be available.

The process is simple.

    1. You gift the appreciated securities to the Haiti Orphan Project.
    2. The Haiti Orphan Project sells the securities and uses 100% of the proceeds to fund orphan care for our project.

Benefits to You

    • You receive gift credit and an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
    • You pay no capital gains tax on the securities you donate.
    • You can direct your gift to a specific fund or purpose.
    • You have the satisfaction of making a significant gift now that benefits the Haiti Orphan Project.

Reminders

Be sure to gift appreciated stock to the Haiti Orphan Project.  If you sell it first, the IRS will impose capital gains tax on your sale, eliminating a key tax benefit of this giving technique.  Note: The securities you use to make your gift must have been held by you for more than one year to be fully deductible.

If you have securities that have declined in value, you should sell them first and then make your contribution to the Haiti Orphan Project.  You will then be able to claim the resulting tax loss as one deduction, and then make a deductible cash gift to the Haiti Orphan Project with the proceeds.

Making gifts of appreciated securities need not be complicated.  When giving securities, be sure to consult with your CPA, financial advisor and/or attorney.  Additional time should be allowed for completion of such gift transactions.

If you need assistance in making a transfer and/or have questions, we will be happy to answer any questions and assist you with the process.

For more information on how to make a securities gift to the Haiti Orphan Project, call Lauren Jones at:

(314) 966-7733
(800) 966-7731 (toll-free)

You may also email us through the contact form on our contact us page.