Questions and Answers
Have questions? We have answers!
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Kaleidoscope Child Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization (tax ID: 27-3328796), so your donation is tax deductible.
When do I get a receipt for my tax-deductible donation?
If you donated online, you will immediately receive an email acknowledging your donation. If you donated by check, we will send you a receipt during our annual year-end notifcation process. Remember to keep your receipts as documentation of charitable gifts for your 2021 tax returns.
Can I send a check or pay cash directly to Kaleidoscope Child Foundation instead of donating online?
We are able to take donations by check. Make the check payable to Kaleidoscope Child Foundation and write "Walk for Education 2021" in the memo section. If you are going to walk in Atlanta, you can bring the check with you and give it to one of the Kaleidoscope Child Foundation organizers. Alternatively, you can mail the check to:
Kaleidoscope Child Foundation
P.O. Box 13866
Atlanta, GA 30324
What do I do if I'm fundraising and receive a donation from someone as a check or in cash?
You can get credit for donations by check or cash (that is, donations not made online) toward your fundraising goal. When you log into your account, click on "My Donations" in the menu list on the left. Then click on "+ Add Cash or Check" under the My Donations display of your donations. Fill in the requested information and click on the Save Donation button. Then contact Kaleidoscope Child Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for the transfer of the checks and/or cash. If you receive a cash donation, please remember to get the donors full name, address and phone number so that we may send them a receipt for their donation.
My employer provides matching donations to charitable organizations. Does Kaleidoscope Child Foundation accept matching contributions?
Yes! Be sure to check the terms and conditions for your employer's matching contribution program to make sure we qualify. If so, you'll likely need to complete your employer's forms, providing information about Kaleidoscope Child Foundation (our tax ID is 27-3328796). Donors who have matching gifts can enter the amount of match when they enter their original donation by clicking on "This donation can be matched", and providing the donor name (your employer) and amount. Once verified, the amount will be counted toward your fundraising goal.
How are donations used by Kaleidoscope Child Foundation?
Your donations are used to help fulfill the mission of Kaleidoscope Child Foundation -- to advance vulnerable children and communities worldwide with sustainable education, life skills and fresh water. Specifically, funds are used toward the expenses of the schools in Cambodia, Guatemala, and India, such as paying teacher salaries, buying books and school supplies, maintaining buildings and equipment, and more. KCF also purchases and installs wells in Cambodia and water purification systems in Guatemala. For more on KCF's mission, projects, schools, and events, please visit the KCF home page.
If I want to walk in the Atlanta event on the BeltLine, do I need to register or can I just show up?
You need to register because we need a count of how many people will be physically present at the walk in Atlanta. We are limited to 70 people.
Can I register for the walk in Atlanta but not raise any funds?
Yes, you are more than welcome to join us but certainly encourage and you to be a fundraiser and/or share the word about our event.
I live in the Atlanta area and want to raise funds but not participate in the Atlanta walk on the BeltLine. How should I register?
When you register as a fundraiser, select "All Other Fundraisers" as your category. (Do not select "Atlanta Walker.)
Is the registration fee refundable?
No, the registration fee is non-refundable. If you registered as an Atlanta Walker but can't make the walk, please contact email@example.com to make alternative arrangements for getting your T-shirt if you have ordered one.
About the "Walk for Education" Event
Walk for Education 2021 is by far our biggest fundraising event of the year. Donations from this event help to determine a large portion of our programming for the year to come.
I'm walking in Atlanta, so when do I get my T-shirt?
If you are participating in the Atlanta walk, your T-shirt is provided on the day of the event (September 12) prior to the start of the walk. When you assemble at Ponce City Market before the walk, make yourself known to one of the Kaleidoscope Child Foundation organizers, and he or she will get your T-shirt for you.
I'm not walking in Atlanta but I'd still like a T-shirt. Can I buy one?
Sure! Just go to our online store (click on Store in the menu above) to purchase your shirt. The cost is $22 plus tax and shipping.
Can I order more than one T-shirt?
Yes, you can buy as many T-shirts as you like.
What should I bring to the walk?
Kaleidoscope Child Foundation is not able to provide anything at the walk so bring water, food, sunblock, a hat, an umbrella, a backpack, walking shoes, and whatever else you feel is needed to participate in the walk.
Will the walk occur if rain is expected?
Yes, the walk will go on "rain or shine."
Can I bring my kids?
Of course! This event is "family friendly" so feel free to bring them along.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes. The Atlanta BeltLine requires that all pets be on a leash. Remember to bring pet waste bags in case you need to pick up after your pet.
Where can I park?
If you are driving, there is plenty of paid parking at Ponce City Market. Be sure to download the ParkMobile app beforehand. Enter zone #222 when prompted. Public transportation, Uber or Lyft are other options as well.
How long is the walk, where do we meet and what times do we start?
Meet: starting at 8:45am we will gather on the porch of Ponce City Market that faces the BeltLine (look for the Kaleidoscope banner).
At that time, you can pick up your t-shirt, fill out your name time and release form, and get to know your fellow walkers.
Start: promptly at 9:30am
Route: Plan on around 2 hours for the event. Total walking duration is about an hour with a 30-minute scavenger hunt in the middle, and a 30 minute closing gathering at the end.
Finish: We will finish up at 11am at New Realm Brewing, which is on the BeltLine right before we Ponce City Market. At that time, we will update everyone on the total donations we received for the walk, the top fundraiser, future plans for Kaleidoscope and answer any questions that you may have. New Realm has great food and beverages (of course!) that can be purchased, so please plan on staying to enjoy lunch with the group!
Still Have a Question?
Please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.