Q. Is my donation secure?
A. Absolutely. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.
Q. Do you get a receipt?
A. A donation receipt will be sent to the email address provided on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of the receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, a receipt will be sent each month when the donation is processed.
Q. Is this donation tax deductible?
A. Yes. Western Pennsylvania Search & Rescue Development Center WPSARDC) is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to WPSARDC are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To claim a donation as a deduction on U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. Receipts are issued via email upon successful completion of a donation.
Q. How does Western Pennsylvania Search & Rescue Development Center use funds?
A. At WPSARDC, human outreach is one of our core values. 100 percent of all funds spent by WPSARDC each year is dedicated to homeless outreach, missing persons research, adults with disabilities and alzheimer's, and human trafficking prevention and awareness. We work hard to make sure your gifts are used in the most efficient and effective manner.
Q. What is #GivingTuesday?
A. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. When someone donates to Shriners Hospitals for Children® on Giving Tuesday, you aren’t just giving money. You’re giving a child life-changing care.