The Directors of The HeliOS Project are proud to announce that they are now an Associate Project of Software in the Public Interest.
We are flattered and humbled that our efforts have been recognized by SPI. Being an Associate Project under SPI opens doors for us that had recently been closed and it brings our effort into a national awareness. It further aids our donors as they are assured receipt of donation letters for tax purposes. This allows corporations to freely donate the hardware we so badly need to do what we do.
We no longer have to devote our resources to administrating a non profit organization as Software in the Public Interest acts as our agent in this matter. We can devote our short resources to the matter at hand, and that is getting computers to kids that could not normally afford them. This weekend alone, we have 7 installs scheduled.
This doesn't change things for our regular donors, the link to our donation site is about the only thing that has changed. When you click the donation link on our websites, it will take you to our dedicated donation page for SPI. Your donations still come to The HeliOS Project, those funds are now simply assured a tax deductibility letter of receipt through SPI, should you require one. That link should morph into the SPI page link shortly.
Our thanks to the Board of Directors of Software in the Public Interest for giving us this opportunity to grow. It is exactly the direction we were looking into traveling and now we can do so unfettered.