We are very excited to announce that 5190 Roboboosters, Inc. has achieved 501(c)(3) status through our membership in ParentBooster.org. This new designation will enable us to fundraise in a more effective and efficient manner. This is good news for STEM Education in our community. Joining the ParentBooster USA Organization made perfect sense. The organization offers many resources for booster clubs like ours and provides the umbrella designation to us as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
We have always been a non-profit corporation in North Carolina, but did not have the Federal tax-exempt designation as a 501(c)(3) which is required to accept tax-deductible donations. Prior to achieving this new status, our donors were required to make gifts to NC First and then the gifts were re-granted to us. Now the gifts can come directly to us. This allows the generous gifts made by our donors to go to work right away in helping us promote STEM Education. We will even be eligible to recoup any North Carolina sales tax that we pay when purchasing our parts for our robots.
Very soon, we will have a Paypal account for donors to make donations directly to us. We can also now accept donations in kind for goods and services. Additionally, we can accept donations at our mailing address:
5190 Roboboosters, Inc.
307 Belrose Drive
Cary, NC 27513
Thanks for your support during our transition. We feel this news is like "hitting the big time"!