1) Not sure how the US tax laws are now... but my feeling is that we will support the same projects, so a donation to either organisation would go to the same projects.Two questions;
1. Would US “tax persons” be better off donating to Peaceable Projects, as a conduit to supporting Camino Angels?
2. When can we donate to Camino Angels?
I had a few Camino angels during my walk in 2016. When I think of Camino kindness, a Spanish man with great compassion and concern stopped to help me as I sat on the side of the trail to deal with a blister. I don’t speak Spanish and he didn’t speak English. When he saw my foot, we asked him if he had anything to put on it. He said no and walked away. A minute later he came back, dug in his bag to find some ointment for my foot. And he left. I told my camino walking friend. “He was so nice. I wish I could have communicated with him’. And she said, ‘You did.’ That was my Camino angel. I never saw him again.
I'm sure that's nothing else (or less or more) than a person living by "PAY IT FORWARD" standards in her/his life. It might just happened on the Camino by chance.
My Camino Angel was a young girl from Ohio who held me above water when I fell in a river at Espinal. The icy cold hit on the back of my neck made me lose consciousness. In the vague mists of my mind I heard my name being called and hands grabbing at me before it all went black again. I found out later that this young girl slipped into the water to get behind me and push. While I stood dazed on the bank she took a towel, dried my feet, put on clean socks and laced up my boots. Little did I realise that she was as wet as I was. A hero, a saint, a one hundred percent camino angel was Molly
Perhaps Rebekka will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Peaceable Projects is a registered non-profit charity with the US Internal Revenue Service (I believe the legal terminology is 501(c)3), which means that donations are tax-deductible for US citizens. I don't know the impact of that on donations to that particular charity by citizens of other countries, but for me, at least, I haven't worried about those details if I feel an organization is worthy of a donation....I have looked at your new 'Camino Angel' site and also Rebekka Scott's Peaceable Projects allied site and I am a little, what, concerned, confused?? Hers is even an Inc. company not a charitable .org...
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