FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is iHOPE?
iHOPE is a fundraising program of Project HOPE, a 501(c)3 organization committed to providing Health Opportunities for People Everywhere. iHOPE participants join the movement by agreeing to participate in an endurance event while raising funds for the mission of Project HOPE.
2. What does Project HOPE do?
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries.
Over the past five decades, Project HOPE has demonstrated its ability to develop and permanently institute long-term solutions to pressing health problems, the true essence of helping people help themselves.
Project HOPE remains as committed as ever to addressing the world’s new health threats by playing a leadership role forging new alliances among those on the frontlines of health and together seeking new solutions.
HOPE's Mission: To achieve sustainable advances in health care around the world by implementing health education programs and providing humanitarian assistance in areas of need.
3. Are donations to my iHOPE fundraising efforts tax deductible?
Gifts made to iHOPE are 100% tax-deductible. Online donors will receive an immediate confirmation receipt after submitting your donation. Offline donors will receive an acknowledge receipt within 2 weeks of Project HOPE’s receipt of the funds.
4. What happens if I don’t raise the minimum fundraising amount?
When you register for iHOPE, you commit to raising the fundraising minimum in order to attend the Rock 'n' Roll DC Marathon & ½ Marathon as an iHOPE Team Member and enjoy all of the amenities available through the program. These minimums are set based on the program expenses to ensure that we responsibly carry out the mission of Project HOPE. Thus, your commitment is extremely important and ensures the credibility of the fundraising program to all of our donors.
In accordance with our mutual commitment, you must secure your place on the team prior to the event. Approximately 6 weeks before the race you will be invited to recommit to iHOPE. At that time, we will request that you provide a credit card number to guarantee your race's minimum fundraising amount. If you have already reached the fundraising goal, recommitment will not apply, Your credit card information remains unused and secured until the fundraising deadline (February 27, 2015). On February 27th if you have not raised the amount of your total fundraising minimum we ask that you donate the difference and will charge your credit card for the balance. You can be reimbursed for any additional funds you raise up until six weeks following your race.
All of our fundraising minimums are set to be achievable, and we are here to help you every step of the way!
5. Where do I mail checks?
Offline donations should be mailed to 255 Carter Lane, PO Box 250, Millwood, VA 2264. Be sure to reference iHOPE and include your name in a cover letter that accompanies the check for appropriate credit.
6. Can my donors trust Project HOPE?
Yes! Over the years, Project HOPE has gained a reputation for financial integrity and efficiency. We take stewardship seriously and we work to maximize the value of every contribution we receive. More than 90 percent of our expended resources - among the highest of all philanthropic organizations - support our life saving please make one word for consistency health projects around the world. Less than 10 percent of expended resources go toward management and fundraising costs.
7. I am having technical issues. Can you help?
Absolutely! Contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.