Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Australian J701N Starfish Development Project, China

We have great news to share with our Australian supporters:  
Starfish Foster Home is now an in-country partner with Global Development Group, in the "Starfish Development Project".  

This means that the Australian Taxation Office has approved of this project, and that all Australian donations to this project are tax-deductible. I want to express my thanks to Dr Siew Keng Chan who did all the liaising with GDG on behalf of Starfish in Australia.  Getting international tax free projects are very difficult to get approved and she did it. We are also grateful to GDG for being willing to work with us here in China.

It is important to quote the project number "J701N" with all donations, so that the donations will go to Starfish.  GDG has assured me that all donated funds will go to Starfish.

 There are 3 ways to make a donation to GDG:
Ø  Direct Deposit:
o   Step 1: Direct Bank Deposit (online or in branch) to:
Commonwealth Bank Australia
Global Development Group
BSB 064118
Account No: 10200094
Notes: Ongoing regular deposits need to be arranged with your bank

o   Step 2: Email us your donation details to info@globaldevelopment.org.au
a)      The details of your deposit
b)      Preferred project (in your case, is J701N)
c)       The name and address to mail (or email) the receipt to

Ø  Credit Card:
o   Donations can be made over the phone (07) 3341 6475; or
o   Online: www.globaldevelopment.org.au click on “Make Donation” (Don’t forget to put the J number)

Ø  Cheque:
o   Made out to “Global Development Group” and posted to  56 Goorari Street, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113. Attach a cover letter outlining the amount on cheque, donor details (full name & address) and preferred project and J number (i.e. J701N)

Please be sure to quote Project Number J701N Starfish Development Project.  All donation are considered tax deductible so please specify if donation is non-tax deductible. To inform GDG of your donation or to obtain a receipt please emailinfo@globaldevelopment.org.au informing GDG of your deposit details with the project number and donor’s detail.  No need to send an email if donation is through website.    We can issue a tax deductible receipt for approved aid and development projects both in Australia and U.S.A.

Life, love and laughter,

At Starfish, we have taken care of 150 children to date, arranged more than 175 surgeries and had 66 international adoptions, so our little starfishes live all over the globe: the US, Netherlands, Norway, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia and in China. Our latest adoption, Nava, will be living in Dallas,Texas with her family with two older brothers.  We currently have 49 babies under the age of 3 and a half at the foster home.  We have just added four boys from the Xian orphanage, Malcolm,Trevor, Jonathan and Peter.

We are currently preparing for a medical team from Australia to do a medical trip starting September 26th and help 20 babies with cleft lip and palate surgeries.

Starfish Children's Services
US Tax Number:  20-4682916
Xian China

Website:  www.thestarfishfosterhome.org
Blog:  http://chinesestarfish.blogspot.com
Blog:  http://chinesestarfishcleft.blogspot.com
Cell: 86.1348.812.4847

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