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DONATE

Find answers to frequently raised questions about your donation here.

WHY SHOULD I DONATE FOR VISIONS FOR CHILDREN E.V.?

Every donation counts! Your contribution helps us to improve the quality of education and learning conditions for children in war and crisis zones. Our emergency aid projects are made possible with your donation as well.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRANSFER MY DONATION DIRECTLY?

In case you do not wish to donate by filling out our form, you can also transfer your donation directly to us. In this case, please use the following bank account:

 

 

VISIONS FOR CHILDREN E.V.
BANK FÜR SOZIALWIRTSCHAFT
IBAN: DE 66251205100001617501
BIC: BFSWDE33HAN
PAYMENT REFERENCE: E.G. “FREE DONATION”

IS IT POSSIBLE TO DONATE FROM ABROAD?

You can always send us a donation from abroad. For this, you can either donate via Paypal or make a standard bank transfer. Depending on the circumstances, you might have to pay a fee. A regular donation via SEPA direct debit procedure is unfortunately not possible from foreign countries.

IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Visions for Children e.V. is a registered non-profit organization. Your donation is therefore tax-deductible.

IN WHAT WAY WILL MY DONATION BE USED?

Out of every euro donated, 93 cents go to our projects. The remaining 7 cents are used to cover our administrative costs (3 cents) and for advertising and public relations (4 cents).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A DONATION TO A SPECIFIC PROJECT?

Project-independent funds give us flexibility and enable us to use the donation right where it is needed most. You can of course also donate to specific projects. Simply select the preferred project in the donation form or name the project in the payment reference of your bank transfer.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY DATA WHEN I MAKE A DONATION?

All your data will be securely transmitted to us using SSL encryption. We will only use it for member services and contacting you on our own behalf. Your data will not be forwarded to unauthorized third parties.

DO YOU ALSO ACCEPT DONATIONS IN KIND?

For our school building projects in Afghanistan and Uganda we will not take donations in kind. The transport of material goods would be too complex and expensive. Plus, we are strengthening the economy on site when we purchase the necessary products from there. However, you are always welcome to support us with office supplies and tools for our work in Germany.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO VISIT ONE OF THE PROJECTS ON SITE?

Due to liability and insurance reasons, we unfortunately cannot offer project trips. If you plan to be on site yourself or travel to one of our project locations, we will be happy to provide you with the address and contact information for a visit.

WILL I RECEIVE A DONATION RECEIPT?

For donations of 200 € or more, we can send you a donation receipt. Simply click on the box in our donation form in order to get one. If you donate directly to our bank account, you can request a donation receipt via E-Mail. For this, please give us your name and address. For donations less than 200 € we can provide you with a simplified donation receipt for download.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE A DONATION RECEIPT?

In order to keep bureaucracy and costs to a minimum, we issue donation receipts for all donors in the spring of the following year. In case you need a donation receipt for your records immediately, please send us an E-Mail with your name and address.

SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP

Find answers to frequently raised questions about your supporting membership here.

HOW MUCH IS THE MEMBERSHIP FEE AND CAN I ADJUST IT AT ANY TIME?

The membership fee is completely up to you. At the moment the minimum membership fee is 8 € per month. You can adjust your membership fee at any time during your membership: Just send us an E-Mail. A refund of already paid fees is unfortunately not possible.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP?

A supporting membership gives you an easy and time-saving opportunity to help fight for the right to education of all children by becoming a part of the Visions Family. You will receive our monthly newsletter with all important updates on the association’s work and will have exclusive access to our conferences, events and meetups. You also have the opportunity to volunteer at our events at any time.

WHAT DOES MY SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP DO FOR YOU?

As a supporting member you ensure the infrastructure for all our aid projects. Through your membership, the monthly income brings us stability and makes long-term planning possible. In this way you create the basis for giving children in crisis areas equal access to education.

CAN I DEDUCT MY MEMBERSHIP FEE FROM TAX?

Visions for Children e.V. is a registered non-profit organization. Your membership fees are therefore tax-deductible. You will automatically receive a donation receipt by email in spring with all contributions paid in the previous year.

CAN I ALSO TRANSFER THE MEMBERSHIP FEE DIRECTLY TO YOU?

For bureaucratic reasons it is not possible to transfer the membership fee directly to us. In the course of your registration you will provide us with a SEPA direct debit mandate so that your membership fee will be automatically withdrawn on the 15th of the month.

HOW CAN I END MY MEMBERSHIP?

With a notice period of 14 days you can cancel your supporting membership at any time, without having to give reasons. Please send us an email for this purpose.  E-Mail.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE STATUTES OF VISIONS FOR CHILDREN E. V.?

As a supporting member you will be invited to our annual general meeting. You can participate in the discussions, but unlike our active members you do not have the right to vote. Read our statutes.

IS MY DATA SECURED?

All your data will be securely transmitted to us using SSL encryption. We will only use it for member services and contacting you on our own behalf. Your data will not be forwarded to unauthorized third parties.