Mocha Girls please read:
We are going to have a “one-day donation drive” by all Mocha Girls Read chapters. The goal is to raise money to keep Mocha Girls Read book club free to all members. Our goal this year is $8,000.00! Since COVID hit us we have increased in members and overall cost.
Donations of any amount are accepted.
To make a donation
1. Go to the Mocha Girls Read website ( https://mochagirlsread.com ) and click the DONATE button on the home page.
2. It will take you to a Paypal page. Make sure to add your chapter’s name in the note for credit!
This year we will be giving a prize to the highest single donor and a prize to the chapter that raises the most money. So make sure to add your chapter’s name in the note section.
All $$ goes straight to the Mocha Girls Read account to cover the cost for our Meetup page, our website, and our growing admin expenses.
Here is the list of yearly MGR expenses.
• $200.00 (yearly) for Meetup.com x 12 chapters = $2,400.00 a year
• $25.00 (a month) for website security for mochagirlsread.com because the site was hacked twice and I didn’t want it to happen again. =$300.00 a year
• $23.88 (a year) for the website back up
• About $25.00 (a month) in shipping cost of some of the giveaway gifts and books to winners =$300.00
• IT tech service charges = $100.00 a year (I need help with the website sometimes)
• Preview Subscription for the IG account= $149.99 (a year)
• Book Brush to make the beautiful images of our books each month = $89.00 (a year)
• InLinkz to link giveaways with other giveaways = $96.00 (a year)
• IFTTT to post items from one social media account to another= $24.00 (a year)
• Mailchimp for our monthly newsletters and emails = $1080.00 (a year)
• Spectrum for the internet = $960 (a year)
• Zoom for each chapters account = $1,256.56 (a year)
• Legal Zoom to keep our 5013c status on good standing with taxes= $152.00 (a year)
• Bluehost for the domain name and website services = $478.12 (a year)
• Mail.com for email transfer fee = $96.00 (a year)
• Amazon Prime for sending giveaways free and fast = $119 (a year)
Grand Total = $7,671.43 (about $640 per chapter a year)
As many of you may know we are now a 5013(c) status. So your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
Donations can be made ALL year long. This is just our BIG push to get the upcoming bills paid.
Thank you all in advance for making Mocha Girls Read book club amazing.
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