• CHILDREN CHANGE-CAMBODIA SCHOOL

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    Thank you for sharing your life's blessings with CCC!



    2015 Donors to Children
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    The story of Nguyễn thị Minh-Duyên





    Editor's note: From a humble beginning as a Vietnamese immigrant in America's heartland, Minh-duyen grew up with a bipolar passion of exploring the frontier of biological sciences and being in touch with the depth of human misery. She ate the Fruit of Knowledge in Middle School about the plight of Cambodian children and since has carried this burden in her soul.

    Barely at a legal age to travel overseas alone, she flew to Phnom Penh Cambodia to look at the condition that bred child trafficking. After donning her graduation cap at Swarthmore College, a prestigious private college while on full scholarship, she deferred plan for medical school in order to take a deeper look at the plight of human trafficking around the globe. Her path has taken her to Action to End Exploitation School in Phnom Penh, which got her help to save itself from closing ...
    by Published on 08-06-2013 01:17 PM     Number of Views: 1038 
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    A Pictorial Report on Dine for CCC Event on August 17th, 2013






    A Lifeline to CCC

    When Action to End Exploitation Inc was forced to close its door on Thanksgiving week 2012, stunned students and parents stood outside the shuttered door wondering if the children's hope for a better life is gone forever. When it seemed AEE was the end of an idealist's dream, another good idea gone bad and a resounding defeat of optimism, two thirteen year-old San Joseans, Maddie Do and Tammy Nguyen, stood ...
    by Published on 05-25-2013 04:41 AM     Number of Views: 2690 
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    He challenges you to match his gift




    Vũ Nghiêm is a military doctor with the U.S. Marines. He's a warrior who readies himself to fight childhood poverty and human exploitation as well as to fight a real war. Phnom Penh is a critical frontline in the Asia-Pacific theater in the battle for the children's dignity and hope as well as undoing of the legacy of war and genocide. And he wants to enlist your help to save the CCC Center.

    Doc Vu, as we affectionately call him, will donate $5000 to CCC and he challenges you to match it. Give whatever ...
    by Published on 04-13-2013 05:11 AM     Number of Views: 2227 
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    How Professor Jose got to know Cambodian children



    Call me Jose

    Professor Jose Valentin is a very humble man. He drives a small car, wears simple clothes and does not like to be called Professor. Call me "Jose," he always reminds people. He teaches Chemistry at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose. I'd like to call him professor Jose.

    Professor Jose has a very particular ...
    by Published on 01-22-2013 07:25 PM     Number of Views: 1757 
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    You can trust CCC!




    Carl Chapman from Great Britain

    Currently a member
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    by Published on 02-05-2013 12:58 AM     Number of Views: 2366 
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    From British Columbia, Sarah Kergin came to the children's aid




    Sarah Kergin, 25, is a Canadian volunteer teacher at Children for Change - Cambodia (formerly Action to End Exploitation) in Phnom Penh. She helped the Center at a critical time when the government forced Action to End Exploitation Inc to cease operation in Cambodia over bureaucratic issues and motivated the Center's staff to take the lead and transform the school into an independent non-profit organization. Her six month "tour of duty" ended in February, 2013. This interview was conducted in the week prior to her departure from Cambodia.
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    by Published on 02-18-2013 10:11 PM     Number of Views: 1861 
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    How is Children for Change - Cambodia Changing Children's Future?


    The beginning - Action to End Exploitation School

    Cambodia was once a place where the people have lost all control of their destiny. But the strength and determination of its people have brought their country back from the brink of extinction, ...
    by Published on 02-17-2013 05:25 AM     Number of Views: 1348 
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    Why Child Sex Industry Perpetuate in Cambodia?


    This 2007 documentary Stolen Innocence-Cambodia by Journeyman Pictures will give you a comprehensive understanding of the terrible impact of the Cambodian sex industry on the poorest children in Cambodia and the complex social forces that perpetuate this tragedy.
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    by Published on 01-22-2013 11:18 AM     Number of Views: 2256 
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    Help Children for Change-Cambodia write a success story!



    Dr. William Uy Khieu


    Hello friend of CQF,

    Thank you for visiting our website.

    First, let me tell you a little about Cultural Quest Foundation (CQF). My friends and I started CQF in 2008 to explore the spiritual dimension of Vietnamese culture and its role in the hopes and ...
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    Budget


    The total budget is US$34,012. Tuition support cost runs from July 2013 through June 2014
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    The Story of Hồ Tiên


    Editor's note: This is the background of the founders of Action to End Exploitation, the predecessor of Children for Change Cambodia

    Phước - an ancient art of venture capitalism

    Long before there were venture capitalists investing in new start-ups companies in hope of making big money, the Vietnamese had an art investing in good karma for the benefit of future generations. Phước (pronounced a bit like "fuke") is a business of doing good deeds for others so that one's descendants in far-flung future can "cash out" the benefit in times of need. How? The Vietnamese believed in a collective human consciousness - they called it "ông trời" (heaven) - that stores and keeps track of people's intention and action, ...
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    AEE is Shut Down by Government Corruption




    George Reed


    December 9th, 2012

    Dear Friends of AEE,

    As you may have already heard, AEE's operations were effectively shut down by the Ministry of the ...
    by Published on 12-21-2014 01:20 AM     Number of Views: 388 
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    2014 Donors


    $5000 and above

    Dr. Nhan Nguyen and Guidance of Various Environments Youth Team


    $3000 and above

    The Rotary Club Downtown San Jose California


    $1000 and above

    York School Monterey C, Kathleen B. Taylor ESQ Seattle WA, Nancy Caputo Spokane WA, Dr.
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    Donations to charity and non-profit organizations can count as tax deductions for taxpayers who itemize their deductions.

    Just be sure the donations you include on your tax return meet these IRS rules:

    The donations you make must be to qualified organizations.
    You must have documentation of your contributions.
    Deductible expenses can include cash, non-cash items like clothing and household goods, and mileage driven on behalf of a qualified charity.
    Here are some of the most commonly asked questions and answers about charitable contributions.

    What kinds of charities are qualified under IRS rules?

    Public charities, such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Way, Boys/Girls Clubs of America
    Religious organizations, such as churches, synagogues, temples and mosques
    War veterans groups
    Local, state and federal governments, if the contribution is for public purposes
    Nonprofit hospitals, schools and fire departments
    Public parks and recreation facilities
    If you're not certain whether an organization qualifies, try using this IRS charity search tool, to look up organizations by name and location.

    What documentation do I need for cash contributions?

    The IRS says you must substantiate your cash donations with:

    Banks records, such as a cancelled check or an account statement or,
    Written acknowledgment from the charity detailing the amount and date of your contribution.
    NOTE: If you make a donation of more than $250 in any one day to any one organization, your cancelled check is NOT enough. You'll need an acknowledgment letter dated prior to your filing your tax return for the year in which you made the donation.

    What documentation do I need for non-cash contributions?

    Donations of non-cash items totaling $500 or less require that you retain documentation that proves the value of the items.

    Donations totaling more than $500 require you to fill out Form 8283 and attach it to your return. On this form you have to describe each item over $500 that you donated, identify the recipient, and provide information about the value of the item, including your cost or adjusted basis.

    Or you can use ItsDeductible, a free TurboTax product that helps you track and report your donations of non-cash items, then import them onto the correct form in your tax return.

    How do I value non-cash donations?

    Non-cash contributions are valued at “fair-market value.” This can often be determined by comparable sales (eBay, Craigslist, etc.) or the cost to purchase a similar item at a thrift store.

    Vehicle donations have their own special rules. See the next section, How do I value a donated vehicle?

    When preparing your taxes with TurboTax, you can use ItsDeductible Online to help you value and track your donations. This free program gives guidance on prices for commonly donated items and is designed to transfer your donation information to your tax return.

    ItsDeductible is a built-in feature on TurboTax Deluxe and above.

    The IRS has a helpful booklet on this subject, Publication 561: Determining the Value of Donated Property.

    How do I value a donated vehicle?

    If you claim a value of more than $500 for your donated vehicle, in most cases your deduction is limited to the amount the car brings when it's sold at auction by the charity. The charity has 30 days after it sells your vehicle to issue you a Form 1098-C that shows the sale price. You must attach that form to your tax return, or the IRS will disallow the deduction.

    There are some situations where you're permitted to claim the car's estimated market value:

    If the charity significantly improves the vehicle, makes significant use of it, or
    Gives the vehicle (or sells it at a discount) to a person who needs transportation.
    Can I deduct the time I spend working for a charity?

    No. The value of your labor is not a tax deduction.

    However, you can deduct other direct costs you have from helping out with the charity such as mileage or the cost of supplies.

    Can I deduct charitable contributions from a prior tax year?

    No, unless they are contributions carried over from a previous tax year due to income limitations.

    Can I deduct donations to charities based outside of the United States?

    Generally no, except that you can deduct certain donations to Canadian, Mexican, and Israeli charities if you meet requirements. Donations are deductible to:

    Mexican charities if the organization meets certain IRS tests.
    Certain Canadian charities and are limited by your income from Canadian sources.
    Certain Israeli charities, but are limited to 25% of your income from Israeli sources.
    You can contact the charity for more information on whether it meets certain tests and learn more about the details from the IRS in Publication 526, Charitable Contributions.

    Are there limits on how much I can claim?

    Yes. Contributions are limited to 50% of your adjusted gross income (AGI), and may be limited to 30% or 20% of your AGI, depending on what you donate and the type of charity you give it to. TurboTax will guide you through this process.

    If these restrictions limit your write-off in the year of the gift, the excess deduction carries over to the next year.

    Also, you can't write off a portion of a contribution if you get something in return. For example, if you buy a $50 ticket to a fundraising dinner at a church but the value of the dinner is $20, you can only deduct $30.

    There's also a special rule for folks who donate to colleges and universities and receive the right to buy tickets to school athletic events: They can deduct 80 percent of their donations.

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