As happens within any large organization, sometimes one of our
members has to face a personal challenge as a result of a crisis
or significant event, which can be overwhelming. The “CAHP Cares”
fund was established as a way to allow members from the CAHP
family to lend a helping hand to a brother or sister who puts on
the CHP uniform and does their best to make this a better place
for all people of California, but now needs financial assistance
getting through a challenging situation of their own.
When the CAHP board of directors determines a situation
qualifies, it will be published in the APB, on the website and in
an email blast.
Contributions are not tax deductible because to register the
program as a 501 (c), the expenses would be high and it would
require a board of trustees to screen every request and make sure
a certain set of criteria were met before a decision could be
made to distribute any funds. The CAHP board of directors wanted
something that had more flexibility and where all the money
raised went to the intended recipients. In a nutshell, this is a
large version of “pass the hat.”
When there is a specific CAHP Cares request publicized by the
CAHP, donations can be made via PayPal or checks can be
mailed to the CAHP office with the name of the individual
for whom donations are being collected in the memo line.