Donate

TechnoGecko is project by the Dreammakers, a 501(c)(3) non profit corporation. Your donation is tax-deductible.

 

2019 Individual Fundraising Goal: $1,000

 

Our goal for 2019 is to raise $120,000 to make TechnoGecko pretty and finish the stage module. If we each raise at least $1,000 per camp member, we can get there. We have made it easier with these strategies:

 
 

1) Cheerful Giving ~ $50/month

By making a recurring donation of as little as $50 per month you can help our camp earn up to $600 per year. Be sure to use the ACH payment method when connecting your bank account and keep your donation fee as low as 0.8%!

 
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2) Facebook Fundraisers ~ $20/Per Person

Launch a fundraiser on Facebook for Christmas, or your birthday, or any other occasion. Raise $400 with by getting 20 friends and family members to pledge $20 each.

 
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3) Amazon Smile

Donate passively for free! Please add us to your Amazon Smile, and 0.5% of your purchases are donated to us! It’s really easy:

  1. Set up Amazon Smile for Dream Makers

  2. Install Smilematic browser extension that automatically redirects you to smile.amazon.com (Otherwise you have to remember to type in smile.amazon.com)


Of course, you may also use these donation strategies:

 
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Donate Money

Please make a tax-deductible to our PayPal account. Please send to buildthedream@technogecko.org and choose “friends and family” to avoid fees.

 
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DONATE Cryptocurrency

We gladly except Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash donations! If you have other crypto coins that you would like to donate, please contact us and we will accommodate. 

 
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Donate Stock

You may also donate stock!

If you’re fortunate enough to have investments that have appreciated significantly in value, then giving stock can be a smart way to donate. If you sell stock, depending on your tax situation and how much the stock has gone up, you could owe as much as 1/3 in tax. For example, you might sell $1500 worth of stock, owe $500 in tax on that sale, and use the remaining $1000 to make a tax deductible cash donation to DreamMakers. If instead you donated the stock itself to DreamMakers, then, as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, DreamMakers can sell that stock tax-free. DreamMakers gets the full $1500, and you get to deduct $1500 on your tax return too, so this is better both for DreamMakers and for you. If you need advice about how this would apply in your specific tax situation, please consult a tax professional.

Each brokerage generally has its own form for stock transfers. For example, if you're an E*Trade customer, use this E*TRADE form and mail or fax it per the instructions on the form. For other brokerage firms, please contact them for a copy of their stock transfer form.

Name: DreamMakers
E*Trade Account Number: 3723-9869
TIN: 45-5002554

*Important: Please notify us with name of the stock, the number of shares, and date of transfer so that we may send you a tax receipt.

 
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EMPLOYER MATCHING

Many employers offer charitable matching programs. Many will match your donations 1:1. Some even offer 2:1 matching, tripling the amount of your donation. If you’re fortunate enough to work for an employer that offers one of these programs, remember to submit your matching request.

 

 

Where is the Money Going?

 
 Custom chassis

Custom chassis

 Electric motors at each wheel

Electric motors at each wheel

 Lots of batteries

Lots of batteries

 
 10,000 LEDs

10,000 LEDs

 Advanced Pyrotechnics

Advanced Pyrotechnics

 Miscellaneous tools, materials, and supplies

Miscellaneous tools, materials, and supplies

 

THANK YOU!