Is Spreading Joy Corp a registered Charity?
Yes. We are an IRS approved 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. I will be happy to email a copy of our certification to anyone who would require it.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, to the full extent as allowed by the IRS.
Can I get a receipt of my donation? What paper work do I need for the tax write off?
You will receive a letter with our Tax ID included to attach with your Paypal donation receipt.
Do I have to type a special code to make sure my donations are specific?
No. When you donate, you are giving towards the current event. If you want to give towards back2school or christmasJOY before time, please indicate in the special instructions.
How many paid employees do you have?
We currently have ZERO paid employees. Everyone who does anything (including myself) volunteers for Spreading Joy. We want all of the funds to be able to go back into events we host. I don’t mind investing the time in keeping the website updated, organizing the events, helping and motivating others to make a difference. It is just another way to show others that we can truly have an impact and it not financially break the bank.
Can my donation be made anonymously?
All amounts are kept confidential. With the various events, I’d love to be able to say thank you if you’d allow me to, just by listing your twitter name or listing you as a Spreading Joy Hero. If you’d prefer me not to do that, please let me know in the notes of the PayPal section or if you mail your donation in, let me know in writing. Also, please include your twitter name in the notes section.
Are 100 % of the proceeds of the current Event going to the event?
Yes, less any paypal fees. My personal donations are covering administrative fees such as stamps, paper, printing of letters, accounting, web/internet costs and receipts. Our dream is to be a help to others outside of events. This is why monthly support is desperately needed. Any donations received will go towards making a difference for someone, somewhere.
I am interested in helping the current event in other ways – how can I contact you?
Please email me any ideas, helps or other information you think will benefit the event. We would love to connect with you and use all resources to their full potential
I read about the work Spreading Joy Corporation is doing and I want to donate or help with other events. How do I do that?
We are looking for financial support that will help cover the expenses of the administrative needs as well as various projects. These monthly, quarterly or annual gifts will allow us to continue seeking out ways of spreading joy to those who need it most. We are always collecting toys for Christmas or Gift Cards in increments of $10.00 to McDonalds, Wal-Mart or other popular places. The gift cards will be used as Christmas Gifts for teenagers, as they tend to be harder to buy for. Spreading the word about Spreading Joy! Word of mouth speaks volumes, so when you tell others about Spreading Joy Corporation, be it by Twitter or other social media sites or direct others to our website encouraging their help/support, you are helping us to grow and expand our reach, which will allow us to do more for others.
What is the 30 Day Challenge?
We realize that developing great habits takes repetition and this will challenge you to be someone who is actively spreading joy daily. Taking the 30 day challenge, looking for ways of spreading joy each day will have you looking at spreading joy and doing things for others in a new way. You’ll be looking for different acts of joy that you can do for others each day, thus creating a wonderful new habit of giving…on purpose! The wonderful thing about this challenge is that YOU, the giver, will be splashed with amazing joy while you are spreading joy to others. This is a no lose situation, everyone wins!! We even help you get started quickly by giving you ideas to get you going. Our hope is that once you’ve finished your 30 days of spreading joy that you’ll just keep spreading joy each and every day!
Do you financially support Spreading Joy?
I do. I work a full time job and get paid bi-weekly. I make donations each pay period. I would never expect other to support this ministry if I weren’t willing to support it financially myself.
Why Spreading Joy? What does it truly matter?
Spreading Joy is truly the only way to have your heart flooded with great joy! Joy and happiness are not the same. I can be sad and have joy deep in my heart. Like me, many people desire to give big and realize that we financially can’t afford to. I want others to realize that it is not the size of the gift, it’s the impact on the recipient’s heart. Each act of joy has limitless possibilities to impact so many people.
Because I’m so joyful, most of the people I come in contact with “assume” that I live in luxury and drive the fanciest of cars and own the nicest of things and never have “issues”. This is so far from the truth. I have a small but nice home, older car and I’ll be glad to share any of my issues with you! The truth is JOY is not in things or good times, it is IN us. (some famous person said that…and was correct)
Why Spreading Joy? Because I want people to take their eyes off of what they don’t have, can’t see and feel badly for not being able to do – and FOCUS on their abundant blessings, the joy swirling all around them and to start daily doing what they can with their resources to make a difference.
Why Spreading JOY? Because I want your heart flooded with amazing and unspeakable joy!
Why Spreading JOY? Because others need you.
Our Mailing Address is:
Spreading Joy Corporation
P.O. Box 1771
Denver NC 28037