We have been quiet this year because we have been waiting for our official 501(c)(3) status to come through. 

What does it mean to be a qualified 501(c)(3)? It means that your donations are tax deductible!

Why have we been waiting to be active in the community until we got this status? We want to hold large fundraising events and in order to do so we need to be a qualified 501(c)(3).  We want to focus on speaking at high schools and universities.  In order to speak at most schools and universities in the United States we have to be a qualified 501(c)(3).  Basically in order to be taken seriously as a qualified non-profit we need to be a 501(c)(3).