As we saw here, Una Voce Maine is now an official 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, which means donations are tax-deductible according to all the usual “charitable contribution” rules. This was a long time coming, and took the efforts of several people.
Now that Una Voce Maine can accept donations, what will the money be used for?
Pay UVM expenses. These are quite modest at this point: the website/webhosting fees, a PO box. In time, if funds allow, our priority will be to offer modest support:
to Parishes in Maine that wish to offer the TLM
for the training of Seminarians and Priests from Maine to learn the TLM, to help offset expenses. Including the various “TLM boot camp” type training sessions that occur from time to time in various areas around the country. The exact details as to how this might work are yet to be determined according to our tax exempt status, there are many rules one must follow.
to any priest in the diocese who would like to start offering the TLM in his parish. As with the seminarians, the exact details as to how this might work are yet to be determined according to our tax exempt status.
One day, if funds allow, we would like to organize a TLM event and invite a speaker to come to Maine to talk on the TLM. This would obviously take the help and coordination of many people, as well as money. One day, perhaps.
These ideas are embryonic, what their final forms will be is to be determined. In general, though, the mission of UVM is to support and foster the Traditional Latin Mass in Maine, and doing that in a substantial way takes money.
Which brings us to the next point: how do I donate?
Easy. You can do this, using a PayPal button:
Or, if you prefer to have all of your donation go to Una Voce Maine without service fees extracted you can make out a check to Una Voce Maine and let the Post Office deliver it to:
Una Voce Maine
PO Box 471
South China, ME 04358-0471
Curate, ut valeatis.