Hope for Ghana is very proud to announce that it has become a non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and has achieved the status of a 501 (c) (3) non-profit tax-deductible public charity from the Internal Revenue Service. This is extremely exciting news as Hope for Ghana continues its mission to bring educational opportunity to the children of Ghana. The mission is the same, and Hope for Ghana’s work in Ghana remains unchanged. A mission of hope through opportunity, and hope through education is more vibrant than ever as Hope for Ghana sees and plans for the need for more libraries and computer labs in the impoverished rural villages in Ghana. The only thing that changes is the opportunity for individual and corporate donors.
The growth of Hope for Ghana and the impact it continues to have in Ghana due to immense donor support is what motivated Hope for Ghana and its newly elected Board of Directors to become a tax-deductible public charity. All gifts to Hope for Ghana are now tax-deductible under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS tax code. If you work for a company that offers a matching gift program, your contribution can now be doubled or even tripled. Hope for Ghana’s status as a public charity now opens doors to corporations that would otherwise have never been able to donate. All of this translates to huge potential growth in Hope for Ghana’s impact in the lives of children in the rural villages in Ghana.
As I get ready to leave for Ghana to expand The Elena Haasen Library with hundreds of more books and the addition of a computer lab, I am very proud of how together we have made the mission of Hope for Ghana come to life. Only four years ago 28 children from an orphanage in the Volta Region of Ghana inspired my vision to bring these children hope and opportunity. From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Hamburg, Germany and many cities in between, Hope for Ghana’s donors have forever impacted the lives of thousands of Ghanaian children. You have given children hope as they know that people on this side of the world love them and believe in their future … that alone is priceless. You have given them the opportunity for a brighter future … that is beyond priceless. Donations are always greatly appreciated.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey and for sharing this vision with me. Together the possibilities are boundless!
With much love and gratitude,