The Help Center
Got a Question? Here’s An Answer!
Is your organization a recognized 501(c)(3)?
Yes. Our organization is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. We are classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a “public charity.” With this status and classification “Donors can deduct contributions they make to you under IRC Section 170 (Internal Revenue Service. 2021. Letter 947 issued to Pokelanthropy Inc.).
What is a public benefit charity/entity?
“Public charities are those tax-exempt nonprofits recognized under IRS Code section 501(c)(3) that receive funding from the public at large (as opposed to private foundations that receive their funding from a limited number of sources, typically from interest earned on the corpus of an endowment). Financial support for public charities can come in the form of donations from individuals as well as earned income, and from contracts/grants from the government (for services the nonprofits provide for the state/local or federal government), private foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, donor-advised funds, and other nonprofits. Public charities must demonstrate sufficient public support in order to maintain their favored tax status. Many organizations classified as public charities, such as churches, schools, and hospitals, provide services directly to their intended beneficiaries. However, charitable nonprofits can also help other public charities operate by providing financial support or other resources. Note that, grants to individuals (whether from a private foundation or a charitable nonprofit) must be approved by the IRS. (National Council of Nonprofits).
Are any staff paid from the charity?
No. All staff members are unpaid volunteers. Each staff member is acting as a public servant to the Pokémon community and ensuring the mission of the charity is carried out.
What do you accept as itemized donations?
We accept all Pokémon Trading Cards from any era that is near mint/mint. We want to provide the children with quality cards, not junk.
We also accept anything & everything Pokémon-related: toys, accessories, etc. All donations of Pokémon merchandise or items are wanted and we distribute to youth globally that are in need of the most.
Do the cards need to be brand new?
NO! As long as they are in good condition we will use them in our repacks for the children we serve.
Is my donation tax-deductible, and will you give me a donation receipt?
YES! Pokelanthropy is a registered 501c3 charity and all donations are tax-deductible. If you would like a donation receipt we are happy to provide one for you!
Is there a limit to how many cards I / we can donate?
There is no limit. So if you are a TC retailer and you are looking for a place to donate your bulk and multiple cards to, you are at the right place! We are happy to accept your bulk donations and we will repurpose them and get them into the hands of children in need.
How do I know that Pokelanthropy is a legit charity? How can I be sure you are donating my cards to kids in need?
We are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a public benefit charity granted with 501(c)(3) status. You can confirm this status directly on the IRS website. Pokelanthropy Inc. is partnered with national & global organizations such as Shriners Hospitals for Children & Ronald McDonald House Charities and has numerous references available on request. We are also happy to keep track of your donation and tell you exactly what organizations your donation went to!
Does Pokelanthropy accept other items besides Trading Cards?
Yes! We accept all Pokémon Related Toys, Binders, Penny Sleeves, and any other Pokémon or Pokémon card related items as long as they are in good to excellent condition.
Do you accept cash donations? And if so what do you use the cash for?
We do accept cash donations and 100% of every cent donated goes toward items we need to fulfill our mission of taking unwanted Pokémon Trading Cards and getting them into the hands of children in need.
You may donate monetary contributions in several ways.
1. Write a check payable to “Pokelanthropy Inc” & mail certified to our PO Box: PO Box 1113 Bellflower, CA 90707
Upon receiving we will mail out a tax-deductible receipt. Please make sure contact information is enclosed to allow our staff to acknowledge you as a donor & provide you with the proper documentation for tax purposes.
How do I send my card donation to you?
it’s Easy! Simply pack up your cards and or other items and send them to:
PO Box 1113
Bellflower, CA 90707
Please let us know that you are sending a donation so we can keep an eye out for it!
How can I become involved?
We are always looking for volunteers to become charity ambassadors and join our mission and our team. We also always have roles available in all departments. If you see a fit into the mission of the charity, please email us directly with your interest and resume.
Do you reimburse for shipping costs?
At this time, no, we do not reimburse for shipping costs. However, you can claim shipping costs in your tax deduction when we mail your acknowledgment letter upon receipt of your donation.
If you have any other questions, please ask us! We are unlike any other charity in the world. We love to share our love of Pokémon with children in need.