It's official! Hearts & Hope has been registered as a non-profit within the State of Missouri. After a number of meetings to draft an initial vision, mission plan, and potential operational model, we took the step to register as a formal company. Fortunately, we were able to grab the domain name heartsandhope.org, so we'll have a home on the internet.
Next on the agenda is to visit with the partnering churches who traveled to Uganda with us in January to align with our vision to streamline support efforts in Uganda.
After we return, it will be time to submit our filing to the IRS for 501(c)(3) designation, allowing contributions to Uganda to be tax-deductible.