Wondering how this all works and where your money goes?
Here's the lowdown:
Pies = Donations
When you buy a pie, you're getting more than just a tasty treat-- you're helping change lives around the world!
All money collected for your pie is a donation. 100% of all proceeds go to funding projects.
Why Suggested Donation Amounts?
All the pies on our menu are listed with suggested minimum donation amounts. We do this for a two reasons:
Each pie costs us a slightly different amount to make. Suggesting a donation amount helps us to cover production costs while still making a significant donation to each project we support. When you give at least the suggested amount for each pie, we're able to do just that!
Pies = Donations. If you want to make a larger donation to fund a project, go for it! We using pricing to provide you with a "suggestion" or guide for your donation.
So, how much of my donation goes to fund a project?
Each pie costs a slightly different amount to make. But, on average, if you make a $30 donation for your pie, $20-25 goes directly toward funding a project, and $5-10 goes to purchase the ingredients to make your pie.
Why do custom pies "cost" more?
When we set our pie menu, we bulk order the ingredients to keep our costs as low as possible. To make a custom pie, we have to buy ingredients in smaller amounts, making our costs slightly higher.
How do you collect donations for pies?
All donations for pies are collected via PayPal*. Once we receive your pie pre-order form and confirm your pick-up date, we'll email you a PayPal invoice that you can pay by credit/debit card or with your PayPal account. Once you pay, your money then goes into a secure bank account and is donated directly to our project organizations in lump sums.
If you’d like your donation to be tax-deductible, you give directly to I Pour Life. Just let us know if you’d like to do this!
*Please note: each PayPal invoice will include a fee that ranges from 1.9%- 2.9%. This fee is charged by PayPal for us to use their services and does not go in our pockets. Actually, by covering this fee for us, you keep our costs lower and allow us to give more of your donation directly to fund projects! If you want to avoid that fee, we can give you instructions on how to make your donation directly to I Pour Life. Cash and check donations will be accepted on an at-will basis.
Can I make a donation without buying a pie?
Yes! If you'd like to give toward a project without buying a pie, please visit our donate page. You'll then be re-directed to a fundraising page for your project where you can make a direct donation.
Is my donation to WeRise tax-deductible?
No, but if you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation, we can give you instructions on how to make a donation directly to I Pour Life. If you're interested in this option, please be sure to let us know in the special requests section of your pie pre-order form.
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Tell your friends and family about the pies and our projects! There's no better way to make an impact than to become an active advocate yourself.