Where do the donations go?

Supporter contributions help to fund all Random Acts activities. Donations help to fund random acts of kindness performed by the staff and by outside volunteers.

Certain funds are also earmarked for large campaigns, such as Hope to Haiti and Dreams to Acts: Nicaragua. These funds have helped to provide relief to various organizations in Haiti following the 2010 Earthquake, including the construction of the Jacmel Children’s Center and aid to the Art Creation Foundation for Children, two organizations that provide aid and education to the children of Jacmel, Haiti. These funds have also helped support the construction of the Center for Human Development, which will serve as a campus for the Free High School of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Donations also fund additional Random Acts programs and events, such as Class Act and the Crisis Support Network.

A small percentage of your donations also cover our administrative costs, both recurring and one-off, but we will always try to keep these as low as possible. We are staffed 100% by volunteers, and we don’t have any physical office space to rent or maintain – however we do have some recurring costs associated with running this website, as well as our PO Box rental, postage, and incentive items, to name a few examples. Some of our donation processors, such as PayPal or Crowdrise, also take a small fee.

For a more detailed breakdown, check out this pie chart or our annual reports.