I am the other Co-Executive Director of the non-profit organization,
International Aid for Russian Orphans, Inc (IARO, Inc.). We are a 501(c)(3)
non-profit charitable corporation registered in the state of California. Our
mission is to provide medical, educational and charitable aid to orphans and
orphanages throughout Russia. We also provide financial assistance to United
States citizens whose intent it is to adopt Russian orphans and bring them back
to America to raise as part of their family.
IARO, Inc. works in coordination with
international charitable organizations to ensure that the proper care and aid
is delivered to those most in need, as well as to easing the burden of as many
Russian orphans as humanly possible. We also work with licensed adoption
agencies throughout the United States to help with the adoption process and to
qualify prospective adopting families.
Currently, we are in the process of
conducting a charity raffle to raise funds for our organization and have
completed 95% of our pre-raffle, including:
- designing a website (http://www.IAROInc.org)
- printing raffle tickets
- obtaining a US Postal Service
mail permit for non-profits giving us a lower postage rate
- obtaining a merchant account
to process credit cards
- conducting a direct mail
campaign, sending out 12,500 raffle announcements
The newly borrowed
funds will be used to conduct a tri-state (AZ, CA, NV) newspaper advertising
campaign. We feel this approach, combined with our direct mail campaign, will allow
us to achieve our goal of selling out our remaining tickets in order to conduct
the raffle before Christmas, 2006.
We will, however,
continue to make payments on the borrowed funds for at least 18 months, and
most likely for the full term, so that those of you who are generous enough to grant
a loan to us can earn your desired rate of return.
I encourage you
to go to our website (www.IAROInc.org) and view the details of the raffle, as
well as view our Federal Tax Exemption, our Registration with the Attorney
General of California?s office of Charitable Trusts, and our permit to conduct
raffles in the state of California. All of these can be found on our ?About
I thank you very much for your time, for your
help and for your consideration.Vision without money means
heartache. Vision with money means achievement. Please help us to achieve.