Definition of Donation:
This is a donation (from the volunteer or a 3rd party) that is eligible for a Canadian donation receipt for income tax purposes.
Due to the expense and logistics of coordinating a volunteer humanitarian development project, an important qualification is for each volunteer to meet their trip's minimum individual fundraising goal. To meet this minimum goal, volunteer's can solicit tax receiptable donations on behalf of Live Different, for the specific project they are volunteering on.
According to charity law, a donation is a voluntary transfer of property without valuable consideration to the donor; donors cannot choose the beneficiaries of their donations, and a charity must have full discretion in deciding how to allocate its funds.
Donations will be recognized toward the fundraising goal of the volunteer who raises them, but they being are given to the project/charity, and are not being given as a direct monetary gift to the volunteer. All donations are absolutely, 100% non-refundable.
In event of a cancellation, funds will instead be allocated towards other charitable programs. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Tax receipts to be issued by February 28th of the following year.