Are my donations to Azalea Charities a tax deduction?
YES, because we have an IRS Tax number for a non-profit. Ask your tax accountant how to handle your IRS filing.
Does 100% of my contribution go direct to charities?
YES. Beyond minimal expenses, all the funds we raise go to charitable causes
Does Azalea charities have any paid staff?
NO. Our organization is made up of 100% volunteers who donate their time and talents because they believe in the mission of Azalea Charities.
Why do you only support local charities?
Our goal is to someday grow enough to include charities outside our local area. We have started in our local area with the hope you can see your donations at work and be inspired to continue to donate.
How is the money spent?
Azalea Charities, Inc. is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support a dual mission. Internationally, we focus on Aid for Wounded Warriors. We also support youth and special needs projects in our local Northern Virginia area.
Our efforts in behalf of Aid for Wounded Warriors provide comfort and relief items for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines sick, injured or wounded from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. We purchase specific items requested by Military Medical Centers, VA Medical Centers and Fisher House rehabilitation facilities each week. We also provide financial support to CrisisLink, a Hotline for wounded soldiers and their families, and Hope for the Warriors, special projects for wounded soldiers.
In Northern Virginia, Azalea Charities provides financial support to Boys & Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, Homeless Shelters (ACTS, SERVE, Carpenter’s Shelter), Leukemia/Lymphoma Research, Juvenile Diabetes, and Education-based projects.