This was the former homepage of our site...now it's the HEART.
You'll find our mission, history, bylaws, board of directors' info and past projects/activities. It's kind of a website within a website until we finish construction on the new one. Whenever you click on the logo or HOME, you'll be back in the new site. Sorry for any confusion. I'm much better at giving to children than building websites...
501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for Give and Live is granted!
We received official notification of our tax-exempt status in March 07 and all donations since our application date in July 06 are tax-exempt. (Fed Tax ID: 33-1075787) You can now donate your tax dollars to the children instead of Mr. Bush and we promise not to buy them automatic weapons and tanks so they can attack neighboring villages.
Our mission... our purposes... our dream.
Give and Live Bylaws: The purpose of this corporation shall be for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purposes of Give and Live are:
1) To help alleviate poverty by teaching the English language, providing appropriate learning materials and establishing suitable educational facilities in order to empower less fortunate peoples to help themselves.
2) To improve the lives of individuals, families or communities in developing countries by creating direct, symbiotic partnerships with sponsorship individuals or groups.
3) To assist in marketing indigenous products and help secure fair compensation for the makers of these products.
4) To give indigenous or displaced peoples the tools and knowledge necessary to obtain and sustain healthy, quality lives as vital, contributing world citizens.
History The seed and the bloom
Early words from a unique father started it all: "To love means to give..."
Day to Day Projects in Asia and fund raising anywhere.
A diary of doings, here and there, mainly helping in Thailand for now.
Paperwork Our Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation
The law says these must be available to the public. Now we don't have to send them to you!
The Board of Directors Who we are and how we look
So you know we are real people with diverse experience, ready to learn more.
Donate Now AND SAVE...Lives Tax-deductible ways to GIVE and GET! Scott Jones new book Life in the Laugh Lane: facts, fiction and photos from America to Asia, his double album CD of original music and irreverent but useful T-shirts.
Burma Outrage A song to be on the new CD
Refugees for Eternity: Thousands and thousands in refugee camps on the Thai/Burmese border.
It's a no-man's land where they can't go further and face death by going back.