How to Contribute Money
Mail a BANK CHECK (any size, any major currency) to:
PO Box 21347
Oakland, CA 94620
To donate with a CREDIT CARD or DEBIT CARD please click on the button below and follow the instructions. (If you do not already have a Paypal account, I'm told that it helps things along if you take a few minutes to open one, although it is not strictly necessary.)
Online donations currently are NOT tax-deductible. A donation by bank check MAY be fully tax deductible, depending on how you make it out. (See below)
Not concerned about a tax deduction?
Simply make your check out to "Backpack Nation" and one hundred percent of your donation will go toward funding the first ambassadorship.
You want a tax deduction?
You must make your check out to "River of Words / Backpack Nation." (River of Words is a registered nonprofit run by a friend of mine, and earns a small commission for handling these donations. This is a standard "fiscal sponsorship" arrangement in full compliance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines, and will be in effect until Backpack Nation establishes nonprofit status on its own.)