Donation information related to the support of Ambassador travel:
Specific Ambassador Candidate Support: Each Ambassador candidate has a fundraising goal of $500. Fundraising is required for candidates to receive the program award ($5,000 approx. value). The amount they raise (up to $500 max.) will be provided to them to offset incidental travel costs/costs while away. If a specific candidate receives donations in excess of $500 or is unable to travel for any reason, donations made with the intent of supporting a specific candidate will be used to support other candidates.
Future Year Program Campaigns: If you wish to support partial or full sponsorship(s) of future year Ambassadors, please consider mailing a check to avoid the PayPal processing fees. Our 3 Ambassador trips in 2019 had an average cost of $5,100 each. You can donate any amount you wish or chose to sponsor a day ($180), a week ($1,250), two weeks ($2,500) or a full travel experience ($5,000). In the autumn we determine how many Ambassadors we can send the following summer based on campaign program donations received for that year and other sponsor recurring monthly commitments.
Export Hope Inc is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and if you itemize, your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep the email donation confirmation you receive from PayPal as your official record. PayPal will send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. For donations received by mail, we will provide a receipt; please include your email address to receive it electronically.
Thanks for considering the support of our travel volunteers!