March 1, 2011

It’s official – Re|shelter now a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization


Re|shelter, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organizationRe|shelter, a new non-profit which focuses on housing solutions for those challenged by disabling environmental intolerances, has been approved for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The organization’s tax-exempt status is effective as of May 24, 2010, the date of their non-profit incorporation.

Having tax-exempt status opens up a world of fundraising opportunities for re|shelter in 2011 and beyond. Some of the first steps re|shelter co-founders Julie Genser and Julie Laffin are taking after receiving notice is to register re|shelter on the GuideStar.org website, update their Facebook cause so supporters can donate to re|shelter directly on Facebook, and register the charity in multiple states so they can move forward with soliciting donations for a planned online auction.

Genser and Laffin will be submitting applications in 2011 for a variety of grant opportunities in an effort to raise funds for their Grant Programs for Individuals and for various housing prototype projects they have planned. Stay tuned for further details as these efforts are developed in the coming months.

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