VELA is dedicated to improving the lives of black children in the United States, the Caribbean, and in Africa. We solicit direct tax-deductible contributions from individual and corporate supporters, and provide tax-deductible receipts. We use no paid employees. We use musical programs and dinners, and other social and entertainment events to raise funds. We price event tickets at or below market value for entertainment received. Since inception, we have held 3 major fundraisers and have partnered with UNICEF and the Eastwick Foundation. We have also awarded $1,000 to talented and promising, but needy middle school students in the U.S.
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