Raising Support
Tips and Frequently Asked Questions
People who make financial contributions for volunteers traveling on a mission trip will receive a receipt for their donation. As a volunteer who is paying your own way on a mission trip, a significant portion of your cost may be tax-deductible. Please consult your personal tax advisor with respect to tax deductions.
Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Orphan Outreach has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds.
Keep track of your donations for your personal records: list the donor name, mailing address and amount received. Our Missions office will also keep an account of your donations so that we can double-check records, in case anyone mails a donation directly to us on your behalf, or if you have any questions, etc.
Remember to send each donor a personal thank-you note and trip update upon return
We accept trip payments in the form of credit cards and checks.
Gifts to Orphan Outreach become the sole property of Orphan Outreach. A gift to Orphan Outreach is a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes to the extent permitted by law. Tax deductible gifts cannot be refunded. In the event you do not participate in the mission trip, gifts to Orphan Outreach will go to support other mission trip and ministry costs.
Checks
All Checks must be made payable to “Orphan Outreach.” Checks made out to trip participants will be returned.
All donors should use the provided sample response card.
Mail the collected checks in an envelope with a response card that states your name and mission trip code.
Mail the checks to:

Orphan Outreach
ATTN: MISSIONS
2001 West Plano Parkway
Suite 3700
Plano, TX 75075
Credit Cards
You can make a payment towards your trip ONLINE. Simply click here to go to our “Make a Donation” page and click the link to make a trip payment.
If one of your trip sponsor’s wants to use a credit card to make a donation towards your trip, simply direct them to the “Make A Donation” page on the Orphan Outreach website and they can select the button to sponsor a trip participant ONLINE.

** Please Note: Orphan Outreach is charged a 3% fee on all credit card donations.
A 3% convenience charge will be added to all credit card payments.
Cash
DO NOT send cash through the mail. Instead, send a money order for the total cash amount that you have received. Include an itemized list of each donor name, mailing address and amount given so that tax deductible receipts may be issued. If you write a personal check on behalf of donors that send cash, you will receive a receipt but we will not be able to send a receipt to your donors.
Fundraising Ideas:
Tell everyone you know what you are doing and how they can help
Write personal support letters explaining your mission and fundraising goal
Speak to your church, businesses or groups that may have a special interest in your trip
Offer to do yard work, housework, errands or other chores for donations
Host a craft sale or bake sale
Start a money jar
Host a garage sale for your neighborhood or church with donated items
Host a fundraising dinner for friends and share about the needs of the orphan children
Host a dinner at your church and charge admission. Share about the needs of the orphan children and culture in which you will be serving.
Work at a sporting event concession
Orphan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization
Orphan Outreach • 2001 West Plano Parkway, Suite 3700 • Plano, TX 75075 • 972.941.4440