Legal


HelpMeSee, Inc. believes in the rights of donors and subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights. This statement of rights was developed by the following organizations: the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and National Society of Fund Raising Executives. The full text of the Donor Bill of Rights follows.
“Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

 

To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.”

HelpMeSee, Inc. is incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware State with corporate offices in the state of New York as a not-for-profit corporation. HelpMeSee, Inc. is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.

Our Federal Identification Number is 27-3207754. A copy of the IRS letter confirming our 501(c)(3) status is available on request by e-mail to info@helpmesee.org.

HelpMeSee, Inc. is proud of the way we manage our finances. We ensure that every donation is used to the maximum benefit of persons with cataract blindness or training cataract specialists. A copy of the latest financial report and registration filed by this organization may be obtained by contacting: HelpMeSee, Inc., 20 West 36th Street, Floor 4, New York, NY 10018; Tel: +1 212 221 7605. If you are a resident of one of the following states, you may obtain financial information directly from the state agencies.

Florida: A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free, 1.800.435.7352, within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. (registration # SC-0018)

Maryland: Copies of documents and information submitted by HelpMeSee, Inc. are available for the cost of copies and postage from the office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.

New Jersey: Information filed with the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey may be obtained by calling 1.973.504.6215. Registration with the Attorney General does not imply endorsement.

New York: Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

North Carolina: A copy of the license to solicit charitable contributions as a charitable organization or sponsor and financial information may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources, Solicitation Licensing Branch, by calling 1.888.830.4989. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of HelpMeSee, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Virginia: Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

Washington: Charities Division, Office of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 40234, Olympia, WA 98504-0422; 1.800.332.4483.

Registration with any of these states does not imply endorsement.