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  • Writer's pictureDon Milne

Thanks for the $1 million donation

Stories Behind the Stars relies on contributions to succeed.

These contributions overwhelmingly are not gifts of money, but gifts of time and talents.

Stories Behind the Stars volunteers have so far written about 13,000 stories of the fallen. If the government were to create a program and pay people to do this, it would cost an estimated $1 million.

So thanks a million!

Earlier this year, donations helped us cover the cost of our VPN and website.

For Giving Tuesday we are raising funds to cover the cost of Network For Good, our customer relationship management (CRM) communication platform. It is used to (1) keep track of our volunteers in a database, (2) send out group emails, and (3) collect donations that qualify for a tax deduction. The annual cost of $3,600 is due next month. That comes down to less than $10 a day and it is well worth it. We couldn’t hire a fast food worker at that price for one hour.

We know that not everyone that follows this project on Facebook and elsewhere is currently writing stories, but may still want to help support this project in other ways. Follow this link to make a tax deductible donation.

******** UPDATE *********

I just learned that the IRS misfiled the paperwork our fiscal sponsor submitted to maintain their nonprofit status on Guidestar. Without checking this Guidestar box, the donation through Network For Good will not work. They do this so you can be assured your donation qualifies for a tax deduction.

There is nothing we can do about it for Giving Tuesday, but if you send me an email about your interest in a future donation, I can let you know when it is working again.


Thanks everyone for doing your part to remember each and everyone of the US WWII fallen.

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