Q: There has been a lot of publicity lately about charities like this and how little of the money people donate actually goes to the respective cause. How much of what I donate to Pink in the Rink goes to the American Cancer Society?
Because Pink in the Rink is run by people who are all 100% volunteer, we have no overhead, no salaries to pay and no official employees. Because of this, 100% of the money that you donate goes directly to the American Cancer Society.
There is a variety of merchandise that we sell in the Shop on the website such as t-shirts, hockey sticks and bracelets. The price of each item is calculated by us taking the cost that we pay a given vendor for the item plus a markup that we determine is fair. That amount above the cost of the item is how much we donate to the American Cancer Society.
Q: Is there a minimum to donations and/or sponsorships?
No, there is no minimum. We are happy to accept a donation or sponsorship of any size.
Q: Are donations I make to Pink in the Rink tax deductible?
Yes, we have a federal tax ID number and we will give you a receipt letter stating your donation with the EIN number and our info that you can use when filing your taxes.