FOU volunteers work on projects at their own expenses so that 100% donations will completely and directly benefit the underprivileged. There are several ways to support FOU projects: Friends of the Underprivileged is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to FOU are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
1) Checks: Please address a bank or personal check to “FOU” and mail it to: Friends of the Underprivileged P.O. Box 1234 Bryan, TX 77806-1234 USA
2) Online Donation using Zelle:
You can set up an option from most bank account to donate via Zelle. This inter-bank service offers fast and convenient donation without any transaction fee.
Type a donation amount in US dollars (no minimum amount) on Zelle's send money screen.
Use our email address code "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Add your contact information in the note.
Upon receiving, our treasurer Lien will acknowledge the contribution and send back an official receipt.
-- The Zelle inter-bank service is offered among US banks only. -- More information on Zelle fund transfer
3) Shop with Amazon Smile:
AmazonSmile offers the same products, same prices and same service like Amazon. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charity organizations of your choice, including FOU.
First time procedure: − Go to smile.amazon.com − Select Your Account>Settings>Change Your Charity, search for and select Friends of the Underprivileged (not FOU). − Purchase your items as usual. The system will keep this info for future orders.
4) Corporate matching: Many organizations encourage their employees (even retired employees) to donate to a charity group of their choice, and provide matching fund. Please contact your companies for details. FOU will be happy to provide necessary documentations for the process.