I don’t feel that its right to ask members of this blog for money….period. I think its a great idea to start a shelter for abused men and children, but there is a process for doing this. The shelter should be a registered non-profit organization with IRS 501C(3) tax status, so the contributions are tax deductible and trackable.
A group of us are in the process of doing research with the hope of opening a shelter for abused men/children in our town within the next year. It will take time to apply for non-profit status and 501C3. Once this is done, we will be legit and it will be OK to ask for donations.
I don’t recommend sending money to an organization that is not yet legal and legitimate.