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WHO WE ARE

Friendship Sports Association is a non-profit organization that was founded by Stan Cottrell in 1983 aimed at utilizing "Friendship Runs" as a starting point for building lasting friendships across the world. Running is a vehicle that brings people together… one step at a time. People working together can make a world of difference and a lasting impact for generations to come. Friendship is a term that crosses cultural and political boundaries because everyone that has ever been born desires to have a friend and to be a friend.

FSA VISION STATEMENT

 Leading people everywhere on a journey to discover and ignite their own unique and incredible potential that lies within them.

OUR MISSION

To use sports and cultural activities throughout the world to: 

- Break down walls of misunderstanding between nations and peoples 

- Foster cross-cultural understanding, communication, friendship and cooperation 

- Spread hope to people who are hurting and provide help for the children in need.

WHO BENEFITS

 Hope For Families Adoption and Counseling Serviceshttps://www.hopeforfamilies.org/ - Mission is to improve the lives of children by providing loving and nurturing help to birth mothers/fathers, adoptive families, and children in foster care, throughout every stage of the adoption journey.

 HERO Foundation, Incorporated - http://herofoundation.com.ph/ - HERO stands for Help, Educate and Rear Orphans. Since then, the foundation has been providing educational stipends to military orphans. The financial support helps keep orphans in school as it covers much needed requirements such as school supplies, transportation, meals and even a portion of their tuition fee.

 The Salvation Army - https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/  - The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however we can. 

 WLOC Clothes For Kids Inc. - provides clothes and coats to poor children in Kentucky

 Friendship Sports Association - https://friendshipsportsassociation.org  Uses “Friendship Runs” throughout the world to: Break down walls of misunderstanding between nations and peoples - Foster cross-cultural understanding, communication, friendship and cooperation - Spread hope to people who are hurting and provide help for the children in need.

 Larger Than Life - https://www.largerthanlifela.com/about/ - We aim to support families facing pediatric cancer from diagnosis to recovery. Our method it to bring about a significant change in these families’ lives by creating joyful experiences while continuing to improve the quality of care and medical conditions for the children.

 Feed the Children - https://www.feedthechildren.org/ - Feed the Children is committed to creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry. To end childhood hunger, we must work together to break the cycle of poverty. Feed the Children works with a network of thousands of partner agencies in communities across the country. Our partner agencies include food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and churches. These agencies make sure the donated food and other essentials reach families in need in the U.S. — free of charge.

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April 15,2020

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Friendship Sports Association, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit  organization which utilizes unique sporting events to build and promote  the spirit of friendship between the United States and all the nations  of the world.

donation Policy

Friendship Sports Association, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit  organization which utilizes unique sporting events to build and promote  the spirit of friendship between the United States and all the nations  of the world.


You can only deduct charitable contributions if you itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or 1040-SR), Itemized Deductions (PDF).

To be deductible, you must make charitable contributions to qualified  organizations. Contributions to individuals are never deductible. To  determine if the organization that you contributed to qualifies as a  charitable organization for income tax deduction purposes, refer to our Tax Exempt Organization Search tool. For more information, see Publication 526, Charitable Contributions and Can I Deduct My Charitable Contributions?

If you receive a benefit from the contribution such as merchandise,  goods or services, including admission to a charity ball, banquet,  theatrical performance, or sporting event, you can only deduct the  amount that exceeds the fair market value of the benefit received.

For contributions of cash, check or other monetary gift (regardless of amount), you must maintain a record of the contribution:

  • A bank record or a written communication from the qualified  organization containing the name of the organization, the amount, and  the date of the contribution.
  • In addition to deducting your cash contributions, you generally can  deduct the fair market value of any other property you donate to  qualified organizations. See Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property.
  • For any contribution of $250 or more (including contributions of  cash or property), you must obtain and keep in your records a  contemporaneous written acknowledgment from the qualified organization  indicating the amount of the cash and a description of any property  contributed. The acknowledgment must say whether the organization  provided any goods or services in exchange for the gift and, if so, must  provide a description and a good faith estimate of the value of those  goods or services. One document from the qualified organization may  satisfy both the written communication requirement for monetary gifts  and the contemporaneous written acknowledgment requirement for all  contributions of $250 or more.

You must fill out Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions (PDF) and attach it to your return, if your deduction for a noncash contribution is more than $500. If you claim a deduction for a contribution of  noncash property worth $5,000 or less, you must fill out Form 8283,  Section A. If you claim a deduction for a contribution of noncash  property worth more than $5,000, you'll need a qualified appraisal of  the noncash property and must fill out Form 8283, Section B. If you  claim a deduction for a contribution of noncash property worth more than  $500,000, you'll also need to attach the qualified appraisal to your  return.

Special rules apply to donations of certain types of property such as  automobiles, inventory and investments that have appreciated in value.  For more information, refer to Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. For information on determining the value of your noncash contributions, refer to Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property.



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