I-CAREís directors believe very strongly that every
penny of every donation
should go directly to the non-profit's relief efforts.
For that reason, the directors have pledged to
fund 100% of I-CARE's administrative costs. This
encourages us to keep I-CARE's overhead low and ensures
your donation will directly improve someone's life.
Make a donation today, and you improve someone's life.
It's that simple. And believe us, it feels good.
cash (okay, more likely a Paypal payment) is
one of the best
ways to make a difference, but there are many ways you
can help. You can:
MAKE A MONETARY DONATION VIA PAYPAL:
Monetary donations are especially beneficial to I-CAREís
work because the money is almost always spent in Central
America where the power of your American dollar is
greater. The exchange rate in Nicaragua, for example,
is about 20 cordobas for 1 U.S. dollar. In
Managua, for example, 20 cordobas buys a meal more well-balanced and
nutritious than most Nicaraguans eat on a
daily basis. So even a small donation turns into
HUGE relief! Even better, when we inject U.S.
dollars in the local Central American economies, it
circulates many times over--multiplying the benefits of
your donation. Itís truly a great return on your
investment in humanity, and
you can be sure it is safe and secure because we are
Verified. In addition, every donation you make is tax deductible.
Because some of the goods I-CARE uses for its relief
effort are cheaper to buy in the United States than in Central
America, we often purchase goods here and find ways to
get them cheaply to where they are needed. An
alternative to purchasing goods in America, of course,
is to receive them as donations from our supporters. We
currently are requesting donations of multi-vitamins and
medical supplies. Please email us if you would
like to help.
DELIVER GOODS TO CENTRAL AMERICA:
Are you traveling to Central America or would you like
to? If so, you may be able to help I-CARE deliver goods
to those in need. One of our biggest difficulties is
finding inexpensive ways to deliver our goods. Shipping
large amounts of goods at once requires patience and
incurs substantial shipping costs. A better way is
often provided through the help of volunteer travelers.
Currently, we have two locations in Central America
that serve as delivery locations for incoming goods: San Jose, Costa Rica and Managua, Nicaragua. Once
delivered to these locations, our volunteers will make
sure the goods you deliver get to their final
destination. As an added bonus, if you deliver
some of our goods we will have a volunteer pick you up
at the airport and take you to your destination within
Managua. If you're leaving Managua, we'll find an
inexpensive way to get you where you need to go. It is a great way to make you feel even
better about your vacation! If you are interested,
I-CARE relies on 100% volunteer work. Volunteers are
email the directors if you are
DONATE AIRLINE MILES!
I-CARE's directors and volunteers travel south as
often as possible to oversee our projects. As we
mentioned above, the directors cover all administrative
costs. So flight costs can be a true limiting
factor. The reality is, they inhibit our
directors' abilities to make donations for other
projects. In an effort to minimize these costs and ensure that every dollar
raised by I-CARE directly improves the lives of needy
Central Americans, I-CARE is seeking generous donations
of 35,000 airline miles - the equivalent of
international airfare for one. If you are willing
to help in this regard, or know someone who is, please