Here at War Babies, we are a Not-For-Profit organization and operate strictly on donations. To date, most of it has been paid for out of our own pockets. We handle each case individually based on their situation and need. Although we do not charge a fee for our services, there are some expenses involved, such as purchasing DNA kits, postage for communications and other operating essentials. Donations are heavily relied on to offset the cost of successfully reconnecting families.
Operation Expenses include:
- DNA Kits (typically $120 with shipping unless there are sales available)
- Cost of maintaining website (approx. $140 annually)
- Subscriptions to Ancestry and other locating services (approx. $600 annually)
- Administrative expenses for printing and shipping kits, etc. (we keep this very minimal, less than $10 per package)
- Travel expenses to work with individuals (typically fuel for meeting clients, less than $10 per trip)
We try to operate as digitally and paper-free as possible to keep expenses low and lessen our environmental footprint. We do not include internet access, computer and device equipment and phone service in our operating budget. Our volunteers spend countless hours doing research and reaching out to individuals for free.
To date, we have only had $320 donated to us. We were able to purchase 2 kits and ship it to one of our clients. I will update this amount as we get more donations.
Ancestry has announced their big Holiday Sale, 20% off a World Membership to gift to someone, only $239/yr!!!
Please help us help you by considering a World Gift Subscription to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been personally paying $199/6 months for the last 2 years out of my own pocket. I am worried I will not be able to renew again in January.
Help me continue to work with Ancestry to reunite families. It is our biggest expense!!
Please consider donating to help our cause, every single dollar will go towards defraying the essential cost to keep up our work. If you would like to contribute, please do so securely below.
You can securely donate to our Fundly account to purchase DNA Kits also.