WikiProject Gaza Donations

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(2009) We are aiming to raise the required funds from a small number of grant giving bodies and generous individuals in the very near future mainly in the UK. We think we are going to need about £5000.

  • Can you use Gift Aid for UK taxpayer donations? Benefits this project and donors --LeedsTracker 14:46, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Yes is the short answer - We will be aggregating funds into a CAF account and sending it from there. If anyone is able to help then either email me or Mikel with your offer - we will work out the details of Giftaid in due course. Possibly people could let others know of the appeal. PeterIto 15:41, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

If you are able to pledge £500+ then please email mikel_maron [at] yahoo [dot] com or petermiller63 [at] googlemail [dot] com and let them know of your offer. We can accept charitable donations in the UK and will hopefully also be able to accept them in the USA. Donors can request not to be identified.

We are currently sorting out how to route the charitable money to the data supplier and also clarifying that the US export controls are not going to stop us - can't see why they should when Google use the same data but it is an issue which has been raised.

To be clear we will not take real money until we have addressed these issues and have raised enough to buy some useful imagery. However, when we have addressed them we will want to be able to access the money rapidly hence getting the pledges in at this point.

If we end up with more money pledged than we require for Gaza (we are still sorting out the prices and products we want) then we will only take up the offers that are required, unless .... why not buy tiles for the West Bank? Possibly we should get serious about buying out own top-notch photography but for now lets get Gaza bottomed out.

Pledges so far

Pledger Amount Total
'PM' £1000 £1000
'AB' £1000 £2000
'PS' £1000 £3000
'DM' £500 £3500
'JR' £500 £4000