“…We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are deductable under section 170 of the Code. You are also qualified to receive tax deductable bequests, devises, transfers of gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code…”
-Internal Revenue Services (IRS), United States of America,
29 June 2013
I am estatic to announce that after months of work from the Arrive team, Arrive has obtained 501(c)3 status from the IRS of the United States of America. We received the above letter in the mail and this achievement symbolizes not only the authenticity of Arrive, the quality of the work being done in Kenya, but it is also a tribute to the hard work of the Arrive Board of Directors and our lawyers. This status is not easy to obtain. While we were an official non-profit organization before, 501(c)3 status is the highest level a non-profit can achieve in the United States. This means that all donations are now tax deductable! Donations made after 15 April 2013 are also tax deductable. Please make Arrive your 501(c)3 non-profit organization of choice and share this news with people looking to bring positive change to our world!
Since the letter has arrived, I have been happier than Claire. Claire is an orphan who lives here and she is always happy (as you can see below):