Bridge to Ukraine - Start-up Fund!

 
Raised: $765.00
Goal: $500.00
 
 
 

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Casey Magee

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Updated posted by Casey Magee 11 months ago

Thanks again everyone for all the support! It's been amazing watching the donations come in, and we're all very grateful for the support!

We are experiencing a few small setbacks while finalizing our paperwork to apply for non-profit status, and we wanted everyone to be aware of these issues. First, it looks like the government has increased the application fee from $300 to $400. We will have to put $100 more towards the process of the application, unfortunately. However, thanks to all the support, we can handle the increased fee and still support three Youth Bank pilot projects.

The second setback is that we will have to amend our organizing papers with the state of Florida. The lawyer that is helping us out says that in order to qualify, we'll need to amend our Articles of Incorporation, which takes time. After we submit our amendment and get the amended documents back, we will be ready to submit our paperwork to the IRS.

What this means is that it will take a little extra time and money to finish the process. We'll be sure to keep everyone updated.

Despite the setbacks and frustrations with paperwork, we're still on course to begin our first three pilot projects, and can't wait to get these started!

Thanks for everything!

-Casey Magee
President of Bridge to Ukraine

 
 
 

Updated posted by Casey Magee 11 months ago

Wow! We can't thank everyone enough for the support! It's overwhelming! We did it in a matter of a few days!!!

We'll keep the fundraising going for a few more days, because each additional $100 pays for another Youth Bank Project! Right now though, we can safely say we'll soon become a legitimate non-profit organization and start our first Youth Bank projects!

We will keep everyone posted on our website and facebook page ( www.bridge2ukraine.org and www.facebook.com/bridge2ukraine). Stay tuned to see how everything goes!

Thanks again to all our early supporters! I can't wait to see what we can all do together!

With Love,

Casey Magee
President of Bridge to Ukraine, Inc.

 
 
 

Created by Casey Magee on August 2, 2013




Hello friends! I am proud to introduce you to Bridge to Ukraine, Inc. (B2U), a newly developed (soon to be non-profit) organization aiming to build an everlasting bridge between Ukraine and America. Bridge to Ukraine commenced in 2013 by a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who wanted to continue their experience, connections, passions and skills to continue the contribution to Ukraine's future development. A "╦ťbridge' symbolizes many facets: cultural, traditional, social, economic, and communal.

The first program to be initiated by Bridge to Ukraine is the B2U Youth Bank. This program will lay the fundamental connection by enabling Ukrainian youth to enact positive changes in their communities while developing their creativity, confidence and organizational skills. The youth will develop skills in all areas of project management, and will learn important lessons about leadership, critical thinking, decision-making, teamwork, problem solving, event planning and more! Youth banks are important for personal development and empowering of youth in the community and also serve as huge investments towards the future of Ukraine, with immeasurable returns.

As our network of connections grows in Ukraine and America, we will begin more projects that will connect Ukraine and America in new and innovative ways.

There's one thing we need before we can get started! We need to apply for non-profit status (in law terms, that is 501(c)(3) status). We have already filled out all the forms, had a lawyer read it over, and it is ready to go. We just need $300 in fees to file the paperwork. Unfortunately, the boards of directors are all either Peace Corps Volunteers, or have just returned from Ukraine as Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. That means we don't have the money to pool together and start our work. All we ask is a few dollars from each person, and together we can enrich the world, share cultures and make a better and more connected future for all of us!

The additional $200 will go towards the first two Youth Bank projects. These projects will be pilot projects and will lay the framework for future Youth Bank projects to come! We can't wait to share the results with you. With the success of two projects, we can show the results to future contributors, future youth participants and our network of Peace Corps friends and family!
 
 
 
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$765 raised by 19 people in 11 months.

Really Great!
 

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Michael Palermo

11 months ago

 
 

So very proud of you my man! Hope this helps :)

 
You're cool!
 

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Shandanette Molnar

11 months ago

 
 
THANKS!
 

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michelle rado

11 months ago

 
 

Best wishes..

 
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Eileen F Bell

11 months ago

 
 

Go, Casey. I hope this will help seed a project and encouage others to give. I will also post to my Facebook page for family and friends.

 
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Michelle Magee

11 months ago

 
 

Such a wonderful idea!

 

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11 months ago

 
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Tom & Sharon Mack

11 months ago

 
 

Glad to contribute towards this great endeavor.

 
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Bill Woods

11 months ago

 
 

Great ideas guys

 
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Pierre Jeanneau

11 months ago

 
 

Paperwork is not the funniest task, hope you'll have done with it to start your great project soon !

 
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