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FAQ’s : Our Activities

What are the organization’s core activities?

The core activities of Happy Children, Happy World is to help children overcome poverty around the world and get them off the streets from begging and from working in landfill heaps in countries like India, Philippines and other nations. HCHW intends not only to meet immediate survival and human dignity needs by providing food, clothing, shelter and education, but to follow up with vocational training so that when they grow up they will have a trade and/or business skills to fall back on to earn a living and support their families.

Who in the organization conducts the activity?

The director, the board of directors, and the staff plus volunteers will perform the activities of both program design and fundraising to help fund these activities of starting shelters, schools, vocational programs, and feeding centers to help children find a safe refuge to stay, play and learn.

For whose benefit is the activity conducted?

This organization’s activities are intended to benefit children who are primarily orphans and those children whose parents cannot afford them the basic needs of life. Today, children are living on the streets, not attending school, begging for a living, and picking through rubble, garbage and dead animals in landfills amidst burning tires to obtain recyclables. We aim to help as many children as we humanly can to better their lives for a happy world tomorrow.

When is the activity conducted?
This activity will be conducted year-round in different countries.

Where is the activity conducted [geographic area]?

This activity will be conducted first in the USA as needed based on the acute need where kids are being neglected (third ward , fifth ward rehabilitation) also India, Philippines, and other third world nations in Africa and Asia, including Vietnam, Korea, and others. As we are able to gain support for our cause each year, we plan to expand to more nations and better the lives of children in each nation. We believe that NO CHILD should suffer or have an unhappy childhood.

How does the activity further your exempt purposes?

These activities further our exempt purposes by advancing a charitable cause of assisting and educating children. Specifically, we refer to Section 1.501(c)(3)-1.

Section 1.501(c)(3)(d) Exempt purposes—(1) In general. (i) An organization may be exempt as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) if it is organized and operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes: (b) Charitable, and further, under Section 1.501(c)(3)-1(d)(2) Charitable defined. The term charitable is used in section 501(c)(3) in its generally accepted legal sense and is, therefore, not to be construed as limited by the separate enumeration in section 501(c)(3) of other tax-exempt purposes which may fall within the broad outlines of charity as developed by judicial decisions.

Such terms include: Relief of the poor and distressed or of the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; erection or maintenance of public buildings, monuments, or works; lessening of the burdens of Government; and promotion of social welfare by organizations designed to accomplish any of the above purposes.

By providing basic life needs and educational resources to children without qualification, HCHW is fulfilling charitable and educational purposes.

Tax-exempt status will help the organization bring these exempt activities to unfortunate children around the world and start programs the further their education, growth, enhance their living conditions, get them better medical care and ultimately help them grow into responsible adults without having resentment, hatred or bitterness at their childhood. Our activities would be child focused trying to get them out of poverty and into a normal life.

What percentage of your total time is allocated to the activity?

The Organization allocates TIME as follows:
1. 70%: Core activities
2. 20%: Fundraising, events and marketing
3. 10%: Office functions – administration, accounting, compliance, taxes,
correspondence, equipment maintenance, etc.

How is the activity funded?

HCHW will raise funds through individual and corporate donations, grants and in kind donations.

PART VI, #1a-b

1a) HCHW will provide food, clothes, shelter and basic education through local schools followed by Vocational education programs to teach children small scale farming, carpentry, basket weaving, computer lessons, food processing (canned foods), fish farming, raising poultry, cattle for food, cultivating mushrooms and fruits. Our non-profit aims to start programs that will generate revenue that will be poured back into the non-profit for expansion in other nations.

1b) Any funds disbursed to other organizations will only be used to directly share costs with other U.S.-based 501(c)3 non-profit organizations with whom we enter into joint projects (for example UNICEF, Samaritan’s Purse, Doctors Without Borders, Operation Smile, CARE.org, Bread.org), to reach the hard hit nations in Africa and the world. We will also seek to directly share costs of Micro Loan projects with Kiva and Finca.org (and other micro loan non-profits) to help the parents of poorest children do farming and agriculture to help them give their children better lives. By working with to such reputed organizations, we will be able to achieve our goals of giving children a better life around the world faster.

FUNDRAISING
HCHW plans to operate fundraising programs including:

1. Direct mail requests. Direct mail will be done to persons who have made contact with our organization. The direct mail pieces will contain information on our services and our needs.

2. Email requests will be done via our email subscribers list. The email addresses are collected from visitors to our website.

3. Personal requests will be done via networking groups and other personal relationships of those working and volunteering for HCHW.

4. In-kind and personal property donations will be accepted, although vehicle and real estate will be handled through certified third parties so that proper valuation and tax issues can be addressed properly.

5. Foundation and Government Grants will be requested from different foundations and organizations.

6. Online donations will be accepted via our website, Face book or other HCHW web and social media presence.

Initially, HCHW will operate in the U.S., India, and Philippines. As our scope of operations grows, we intend to expand into other nations across Africa and Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Korea, the Middle East, China, etc.

The exact nature of our operations on the ground are under development by our Board, and will include direct relief in the form of food, clothing and shelter, as well as Vocational education intended to instill entrepreneurial skills to create vibrant adults who will establish an independent local economy.

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