Orphan’s Lifeline International really appreciates the Gifts in Kind donations that people send to us to help
orphaned children. Your generosity, time, and effort mean a lot to us. There are some things you can do to
help us when you send gifts in kind gifts to us:
·Mark your full name and address clearly on the outside of the box.
·Include a piece of paper inside each box with your name, address, phone number, and date
you mailed or shipped the gift clearly printed on it. You can also include your email address if you’d
like to in order to make it easy for us to contact you if we have any questions.
·The IRS wants the person giving the gift to set the value, not the non-profit receiving it. Therefore, please
include a fair market value of the items you are donating. If you have any questions on the new IRS
regulations, please contact your local IRS office.
·If more than one person is sending a gift/gifts in the same box and each person needs to have a tax receipt,
please indicate which person donated what and make sure to give names and addresses of each person.
·Remember, please do not send adult size clothing. We work with orphanages, and the children are all
small and very slender. We have to take the adult clothing we receive to Good Will because we cannot use
·Remember, clothing and other items needs to be new or look new with no signs of wear.
·Quilts, blankets, and sheets can be crib size, twin, size and full size, but not queen or king. Do not send fitted
·Toys need to be washable.
Remember that the IRS has changed some of their requirements when it comes to Gifts in Kind Donations. If
your non-cash or gifts in kind donation is in excess of $500.00 in value and you wish to claim it as a tax
deduction, you will need to fill out IRS Form #8283 and then send it to us as we are required to sign it as
well. If you have any questions regarding their regulations, you may contact your local IRS office and they can
explain them to you.
If you have any questions about anything you are thinking about sending, you can contact Alaina Board at