1. Make a Financial Contribution
All donations go directly to the work in Belize. We have no paid positions. All work is on a volunteer basis. Our board of directors contributes the funds that are necessary to cover legal and accounting services so your contributions can be applied 100% to the missions. The Iguana Squad is a 501(c)3 charitable organization so all contributions are tax deductible. Funds are applied to construction materials, labor, medical equipment, medications, supplies and other mission-specific items.
2. Join Kroger’s Community Rewards Program
Here is a great way for us to raise some funds. Kroger will donate a percentage of total purchases of members registered with a Kroger Card back to non-profits. The Iguana Squad is registered as a non-profit with them. Many of us already have a Kroger card. If you don’t have one, please pick one up at your local Kroger. Register as described below and they will donate to The Iguana Squad. Thank you for helping out. This is an ongoing program and not just a one shot deal.
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
- Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
- Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
- If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
- Click on Sign In/Register
- Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
- Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
- You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
- Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
- Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
- Update or confirm your information.
- Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. Iguana Squad NPO number is 95597
- To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
- REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
- Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
3. Join a Team
If you possess any medical credentials or construction skills, please consider joining a team. For those without those skills, your help is also needed. There is always something to do if you have a desire to help others and can follow directions. We need cooks, drivers, baby sitters, assistants, mechanics, servers, interpreters and group leaders.
Our work is fueled by the inspiration and motivation that comes from God who has instructed us to assist those in need. Your prayers for the success and safety of our teams are a great way to participate.
5. Provide Scholarships
The cost of tuition in many of our schools is only $20 per year in U. S. currency. A small donation goes a long way toward helping children get a good education. Many families find it difficult to make the tuition payments every year.
6. Sponsor a Team Member
All team members pay their own way at a cost that ranges from $1,500 to $2,000 per trip. There are many who want to go but have trouble obtaining the funding. Your support can make a difference.
7. Provide a Team
If your church or organization is looking for a mission opportunity, please contact us to discuss the possibility of sending your medical or construction team to Belize.
For more information about supporting and/or participating in our efforts please contact us by phone, fax or email or by writing to us at the address below:
The Iguana Squad
1315 North Street
Conway, AR 72034