As a non-profit organization, we are committed to the people in our projects and our donors to use the funds entrusted to us as effectively as possible. Therefore, we have committed ourselves to use the donations sparingly and in strict compliance with the purpose for which they were given. In our publications and on our website, we report in detail on how and where you provide support with your donations.
For taxpayers in Germany, donations and contributions to charitable organisations are deductible according to Section 10b of the Income Tax Act. Donations of up to 200 euros can be submitted to the tax office without a donation receipt. For donations over 200 Euro you will receive a donation receipt from us. Please enter your complete address on the remittance slip under "purpose of transfer" to ensure that your donation can be allocated correctly. On request, we will also be happy to issue donation receipts for amounts under 200 euros.
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Please understand that we do not accept donations in kind. This has the following reasons: Donations in kind are usually used goods that have to be collected, stored and transported. The costs for this often exceed the value of new purchases. Transportation also poses major logistical problems for aid organizations, which are eliminated when the required relief goods are purchased locally. If the material goods are donated to crisis regions abroad, further problems arise: The donated goods are often not adapted to the cultural habits in the crisis region, and there is often a lack of equipment for the preparation of food. The provision of different goods does not permit fair distribution to the local people, while the quantities actually needed there can be purchased or collected. This also applies to ready-packed food packages, as these are usually not tailored to the size of the needy families. Often there are also problems with border formalities. Since it is not possible to check the contents of each individual parcel, it is not possible to produce correct loading documents which are necessary for crossing the border or to observe the import regulations of the countries.
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