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DONATE

Find answers to frequently raised questions about your donation here.

WHY SHOULD I DONATE TO 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 also made possible thanks to your donations.

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. To do 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. Therefore, your donation is tax-deductible.

HOW 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 is securely transmitted to us using SSL encryption. We only use it for member services and contacting you on our own behalf. Your data will never be forwarded to unauthorized third parties.

DO YOU ALSO ACCEPT DONATIONS IN KIND?

 

For our school building projects in Afghanistan and Uganda, we do not accept donations in kind. The transport of material goods is too complex and expensive. We also take pride in strengthening local economies near our project schools when we purchase the necessary products from on site. You are, however, 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 to get one. If you donate directly to our bank account, you can request a donation receipt via email—just send us your name and address. For donations less than €200, we can provide you with a simplified, downloadable donation receipt.

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 year following the donation. In case you need a donation receipt for your records immediately, please send us an email 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?

At the moment the minimum membership fee is €8 per month, but you can adjust your membership fee at any time during your membership to any amount you like: Just send us an email. 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. You will also have exclusive access to our conferences, events and meetups, as well as 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 maintenance of a stable infrastructure for all of our aid projects. Through your membership, you bring us stability and make long-term planning possible. In this way, you form the foundation necessary to give 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 for 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 send the membership fee directly to us via wire transfer. 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 each month.

HOW CAN I END MY MEMBERSHIP?

You can cancel your supporting membership for any reason (14-day notice before your next payment required). Please send us an email if you wish to cancel your supporting membership.

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 cannot vote. Read our statutes.

IS MY DATA SECURED?

Your data is securely transmitted to us using SSL encryption. We only use it for member services and contacting you on our own behalf. Your data will never be forwarded to unauthorized third parties.