Frequently Asked Questions
- Is ProtectAllKids a “501c3” Tax-exempt Charity organization?
Yes, ProtectAllKids, Inc. is an IRS approved Charity organization. You can search and find more about our 501c3 tax-exempt status on IRS.gov website under the “Tax Exempt Organization Search.” Our Deductibility Code is PC (Public Charity) which means, we are an organization eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. Users may rely on this list in determining deductibility of their contributions.
- What are the most common concerns?
Most school boards are typically concerned about the high cost of bullet proof doors, metal detectors, X-ray baggage scanners, and other security equipment. There is also concern about what the costs will be to staff and maintain the security equipment. These costs, over time, will significantly exceed the value of the procurement of these products. Our charity organization will take care of the concerns associated with expenses incurred in the process of purchasing and installing security equipment in each school. We are currently working with manufacturers like Smiths Detection, TSS, Garrett USA and CEIA USA to get the lowest price possible without compromising the quality of the security system.
- How many baggage scanners, metal detectors and screening staff are you going to hire to man each security post?
There is a need for one walkthrough metal detector per 1000 students. Depending on the school entrance layout, our screener can properly check-in 500 students per hour per walkthrough. We recommend three screeners per walkthrough & baggage scanning station or 5 screeners for two walkthroughs & baggage scanning stations.
- Will the screening guard screen only students above a certain age?
All students regardless of age will pass through the metal detector. Parents must ensure their kid(s) bag doesn’t contain metals that will trigger the metal detector. Parents willingness to do their part, will help speed up the check-in process. We will also suggest a “Transparent backpack policy” to schools. This switch to Clear Transparent Backpack will make it hard for an active student shooter to conceal a heavy-caliber weapon.
- Would an X-ray system be needed to speed up the processing? What has to be done to ensure the check-in process doesn’t disrupt students from being on- time?
Yes. Highly populated schools will receive X-ray baggage scanners in addition to handheld and walkthrough metal detectors. Garrett USA offers a school package that includes a Walk-Through, Caster Set (wheels) & battery backup to operate the unit without the use of an electrical cord. We will also determine if the school wants to conduct 100% screening or random screening. Adjusting (staggering) the arrivals of transportation and students will be put into consideration. We will ultimately replicate the check-in methodology used by schools with already-installed metal detectors.
- Are the screeners trained to handle students when they discover that a student(s) have a weapon or have a contraband item in their book bags?
We intend to work with the police department in each school district to ensure law enforcement is feasible and deployable when necessary.
- What are the liability aspects on both sides; screeners and students, especially in a situation a screener finds a weapon?
We plan to hire law enforcement officers, who are well trained to enforce and maintain law, order, and discipline. These officers will ensure students and trespassers understand that they are liable for any act that violates or jeopardizes the security of the school premises. Students or trespassers in possession of a weapon will be held accountable for their actions.
- Who will be in charge of the maintenance and daily set-up of the units?
Our new hire on-board training will include a daily set-up of the security units. Routine maintenance of these units will be carried out by the tech support specialists who installed the units. We will work with the manufacturers that supplied and installed the security system in each school to mandate routine maintenance.
- What are your fundraising goals?
Our ultimate goal is to raise $10,000,000,000 (Ten billion US dollars.) We based our projection on the number of new jobs we intend to create. We also used the price quotes we received from Smiths Detection, Garrett USA & CEIA metal detector manufacturers.
Our five-year ten-billion-dollar fundraising goal may be uncommon; however, we firmly believe that it’s achievable. Our country is rightfully the most powerful sovereign nation in the world. When we unite with one accord for the best interest of our kids’ safety, we can be a strong force to be reckoned with. At ProtectAllKids, we aspire to set new records. We are confident that we will meet and exceed our donors’ expectations. America is a nation of pioneers. With the right platform and resources, nothing is impossible.
- How does your organization intend to fund these projects?
We will use profits generated from selling Apple Inc. products and other premium brands on ProtectAllKids.com website to meet our goal.
Four concurrent campaigns set up as an inter-state competition to drive donation on our website at https://protectallkids.org/inter-state-competition/
A live auction of rare luxury items.
Funds generated from our MET Museum’s JLG Ball of 600 celebrity guests starring the 204 Billionaire pledgers from the Giving Pledge.
We will also use funds generated from ticket sales for the Madison Square Garden fundraising event.
We will use profits generated from the DLA energy contract to supply Jet fuel & Naval distillate fuel.
Recurring Donations tab set up on https://protectallkids.org/inter-state-campaign/ website.
Petitioning larger corporations for direct contributions.
On our Youtube channel, we will post stunts, tutorials, reviews, unique contents, and viral videos. Our Youtube channel will generate revenue from ads and other Youtube revenue streams. Proceeds will go towards our total fundraising goal.
Other funding sources like State / Federal Matching Funds/Grants. We will get legislators to agree to match corporate contributions. Ideally, this would be a dollar-for-dollar match. However, given state budgets, it could be a percentage with a capped total amount. This act would demonstrate that the legislators have “skin in the game” so to speak, by acknowledging and responding to a public response backed by actual dollars. While everyone agrees that there is a public demand for enhanced security, sometimes legislators need to be shown the money.
We plan to set up campaign partnerships with businesses. Each business will inform their customers that a % of their purchase will go towards our mission to create new jobs and procure security systems for our schools.
Grocery shopping is an everyday American activity. Thus, we will work with supermarket chains to have a barcoded sheet with different contributions. Shoppers will be allowed to donate $1, $3, $5, $10, etc. at the time of checkout. This setup would not only fundraise at the point of sale but more importantly, create awareness in support of our ongoing mission.
Rate Your Representative. State, Local & US Representatives will be rated based on their willingness to help and the efficacy of their help. Petitioning them and then having a corresponding grade that matches their effectiveness in assisting schools with their enhanced screening procedures could be very impactful. We will base the ratings on, (1) how helpful they have been in their response, based on a set of predetermined matrices, and (2) the actual, effected change enacted.
Security Equipment price packages. We will develop a list of equipment packages for sponsorship by individuals, organizations (Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Rotary, etc.) Kits will include walkthrough & x-ray machines, just walkthroughs and or security screening agents. We will work at an established price per unit per package, etc. Organizations or individuals could pick the bundle they are willing to sponsor, or even partner with other organizations/individuals to cover an entire school.
Proof of Sponsorship. Any sponsored equipment would have the logo/name of the individual or organization who sponsored it.
Advertising & Awareness. How Much is a Child’s Life Worth? We will get the media to help raise the awareness of this price per student. Through school board meetings, corporate & educational trade shows. By establishing a need-based assessment, we can put a price on the head of every child in a school. Consequently, Americans can see the importance of our mission and the need for us to meet our fundraising goals.
- Can you provide more details on your top 7 fundraising channels?
1: Donation from online sales
We have now developed an online marketplace to sell Apple Inc. products and other premium brand items. We are actively working to secure reseller’s certificates for each brand. All items listed on our site will be competitively priced and drop-shipped by Ingram Micro. Most importantly, we will donate net proceeds towards meeting our fundraising goal.
2: Inter-state campaign competition on the https://protectallkids.org website
We all agree that active shooting tragedy in our schools is a national emergency that requires immediate attention and resolution. Parents often say, “I will do anything to protect my child.” We have now created a platform for parents to showcase their prospects for their child’s security and well-being. Which state in America has the most caring, most loving, hands-on parents? There are about 75 million students in the US. Each parent, godparents, and relatives of each student can donate to their region’s campaign. By doing so, we can easily be close to our fundraising goal.
We have set up four concurrent campaigns on our site based on regional divisions used by the US Census Bureau. Our first campaign, titled the Northeast region campaign, will receive donations from residents and supporters of these nine states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.
Our 2nd campaign, titled Midwest region campaign, will receive donations from residents and supporters of these 12 states. Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.
Our 3rd campaign, titled The South region campaign, will receive donations from residents & supporters of these 17 states. Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Our 4th campaign, titled The West region campaign, will receive donations from residents & supporters of these 13 states. Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.
ProtectAllKids will reward the winning region will through our Gift Match Incentive program. For example, if funds raised by the residents and supporters of the Northeast region surpass funds raised by other regions, schools in the Northeast region will receive extra funding based on the number of donors. Assuming 10 million Northeast residents donated to the Northeast region campaign, schools in the Northeast region will receive a $10 million reward. The winning region will be selected based on the amount raised. We will also consider the ratio of the total number of donors to the population of that region. Our Gift Match Incentive will motivate more Americans and supporters of our mission to participate in our campaign competition.
3: Proceeds from the Live auction
ProtectAllKids will auction off rare luxury items. Proceeds from the auction will go towards hiring highly skilled Veterans and other qualified civilians in need of job employment.
These items will be auctioned off on the night of JLG’s Ball at the Met Museum. Our target buyers are individuals who support our mission to promote child safety and education. We expect patriots, exotic car collectors, corporations, and international bidders to participate. Buyers who can’t attend our Gala will have the option to bid on our website or submit their bids through their representatives.
4: Funds generated from our JLG Ball
ProtectAllKids’s Ball will happen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There will be about 600 Celebrity guests starring the 204 billionaire pledgers from the Giving Pledge. These pledgers are the world’s wealthiest individuals and families who dedicated the majority of their wealth to giving back. All the donations received from our guests will go towards our ten billion dollar fundraising goal.
5: Funds from the party at Madison Square Garden.
ProtectAllKids’ fundraising event at MSG will entertain about 18,000 partygoers assuming all tickets are sold out. Our goal for this event is to keep the audience entertained throughout the night. We plan on inviting influential performing artists as seen on the show “America’s Got Talent.” While the audience awaits the leading artist to take the stage, these performers will perform one after the other for a grand prize.
6: If awarded a DLA energy contract, profits generated from the award will be used to support our mission.
In June of 2019, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy in support of the Inland/East/Gulf Coast/Offshore bulk product program will post a request for proposal, solicitation number “SPE600,” on fbo.gov. This annual billion-gallon bulk fuel procurement covers various locations in the Inland/East/Gulf Coast/Offshore region of the United States – with a delivery period of April 1, 2020, through March 31, 2021. We have the financial capacity to procure aviation fuel from several refineries (Shell, Air BP, Motiva Enterprise, Valero, Sunoco, etc.) and supply to DLA energy. Thus, we will be bidding on this solicitation. If awarded a contract, profits generated from the DLA award will be used to support our mission.
7: Recurring Donations
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that there is continuous sustainability of income-generating projects for our mission. We will use
Direct mail fundraising,
Direct Response Television (DRTV) fundraising, and
Face-to-face fundraising to ensure a non-stop influx of donations to support our mission.
Giving back is a new luxury, and we are thrilled to be trendsetters. If we have a successful first year, our JLG Ball / MSG party will officially become a prestigious annual New York City event.
- These projects, as described, have never been before. How do you intend to implement them successfully?
We will pick our campaign’s winning region and establish a model in that region. We will use our model region to learn and record the best practices and impacts of our project in the region’s school districts. Having a thriving school district model will motivate other Americans to support our mission. This model will also create a demonstrably scalable security system installation across schools in America.
- Why should I donate to ProtectAllkids?
Your gift and that of other Americans will help us secure our schools. It will also help promote education, boost the well-being of our Veterans, and help resolve other high-profile issues that affect Americans.
- How much of my donation will go toward programs?
100% of all donations will go towards our projects. At the moment, all our supporters are volunteers. As we expand, we may have to hire paid workers, but in the meantime, all our proceeds will go towards supporting our mission.
- What happens when you become a Partner with ProtectAllKids?
When you become a monthly supporter of ProtectAllKids you make a powerful commitment in support of our mission. Our Partners are a group of passionate, caring individuals who are committed to making schools across America safe for our children.
You commit to a monthly gift that ensures program services are reliable and never interrupted due to lack of funding. Our promise to you is to share the stories of children, schools, and Veterans whose lives you are changing. We’ll do this through:
Regular email updates
Reports from our relief workers and contractors
Results and highlights of the programs you’re funding
Opportunities to connect directly with the team inside ProtectAllKids and Exclusive invitations to special events.
- Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, donations to ProtectAllKids are 100% tax-deductible. If you have questions or live outside of the United States, please contact your tax advisor.
- Do you offer the corporate gift-matching program?
Please contact your HR department and to ensure your company participates in our gift matching program. If yes, please fill out the gift matching form.
Please complete the employee portion of the form and remit to ProtectAllKids Attn: ProtectAllKids Gift Matching, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 9, Suite 7, New York, NY 10036 OR email the form to email@example.com. When we receive your donation form, we will verify your gift and remit back to your company for the match.
- How can I donate stock or mutual funds?
Donating appreciated securities – such as stock or mutual funds – to ProtectAllKids is a tax-wise approach to supporting our mission. Donors can choose to give gifts to ProtectAllKids sing long-term appreciated stocks and mutual funds due to the attractive tax advantages associated with such gifts.
The benefits available to you when making a charitable contribution of stock or mutual funds may include:
Avoiding federal and state tax on the capital gain
Making a more substantial gift at a lower original cost to you
Receiving an income tax deduction for the full market value of the gift if you itemize deductions on your tax return and have held the assets one year or longer.
Please continue to visit our donations page for updates on how you can donate stocks or mutual funds to ProtectAllKids.
- Where do I mail my donation to ProtectAllKids?
Please mail checks/money orders to ProtectAllKids 1140 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 9, Suite 7, New York, NY 10036. Make checks payable to ProtectAllKids. Please write the reason for donation in the memo field. Thank you so much for your generosity.
- How do I make a wire transfer to ProtectAllKids?
Thank you so much for your interest. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for wire transfer details.
- How quickly do you receive funding for donations made by text message?
We have not set up our donations to be raised by SMS or text. Please follow our social media accounts, subscribe and continue to visit our FAQ page for updates.
- How do I know when ProtectAllKids accepts my gift?
After donating on our website, our donors will receive an immediate confirmation of their contribution. We will take a log of a donation (personal check or money order) that is mailed in on the same day we receive it. We will send an email afterward confirming receipt.
- Can I donate if I live in Canada, the UK, or other countries?
Yes, but at the moment, we only accept donations in U.S. dollars. Foreign donors giving in US dollars (i.e., via credit card) will receive an email acknowledgment from ProtectAllKids These contributions are tax-deductible in the US. You will need to consult your tax advisor in your country to determine if it is tax-deductible in your country.
- Can I help collect funds for ProtectAllKids?
There are endless ways that you can raise funds to support our mission. Whether it’s an athletic challenge, a special occasion, or your unique creation, you can make a big difference and have a great time doing it. For fundraising tools, please continue to visit our donations page for updates. We will also announce it when our fundraising tool setup is complete. Thanks for your interest.
- How can I volunteer at ProtectAllKids?
Volunteers for ProtectAllKids educate, advocate, and fundraise for the organization. We are not accepting volunteers at the moment. When we are ready, we will announce it on our site and all our social media platforms. Please continue to visit our website for updates.
- How do I apply for employment at ProtectAllKids?
We are delighted that you are interested in being part of the change we all want to see. At this time, we are not accepting volunteers and job applicants. Please continue to visit our site for updates.
- I need financial assistance, help with medical bills or other personal issues, can ProtectAllKids help me?
ProtectAllKids is not legally set up to provide direct financial assistance to individuals. However, we will set up community outreach programs that will be able to help you. Please follow us on all our social media platforms, subscribe to our mailing list and continue to visit our website for updates.
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