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09-15-2022 Question and Answers

09-15-2022 Question and Answers

09-15-2022 Question and Answers 1200 628 Jill Pioter

Q: We help with shoes and uniform clothing for a very poor school. We were told we shouldn’t help since we are helping a private inner-city school. Many are homeless with no shoes or winter coats. We do not assist with school tuition or any other school funding issues; we are helping the children. Is this acceptable?

A: If you give the shoes and clothing individually, directly to those who need it, it can be recorded as an individual case and it would be valid.  If this is extra clothing that cannot otherwise be used, then it is ok. However, if clothing is purchased specifically for the need given to the children, then it is a donation prohibited according to the Rule, Statute 26. We do not do checkbook charity — we are to be involved in person-to-person works..

Q: Can a Youth serve as secretary of adult Conference?

A: There are no age restrictions as far as the officers are concerned. Obviously, you would want an adult as Treasurer. Everything depends on how comfortable the members are with a youth as Secretary. However, keep in mind that the youth must be an Active Member of the Conference to be eligible to be an officer.

Spanish Translation

P: Ayudamos con zapatos y ropa de uniforme para una escuela muy pobre. Nos dijeron que no deberíamos ayudar ya que estamos ayudando a una escuela privada del centro de la ciudad. Muchos no tienen hogar, no tienen zapatos ni abrigos de invierno. No ayudamos con la matrícula escolar ni con ningún otro problema de financiación escolar; estamos ayudando a los niños. ¿Es esto aceptable?

R: Si entregas los zapatos y la ropa de uniforme directamente a quien lo necesita, se puede registrar como un caso individual y sería válido. Si se trata de ropa adicional que no se puede usar de otra manera, entonces está bien. Sin embargo, si la ropa se compra específicamente para la necesidad de los niños, entonces es una donación prohibida por la Regla, Estatuto 26. No hacemos caridad de solo escribir un cheque – debemos ser involucrados en obras de caridad de persona a persona.

P: ¿Puede un joven servir como secretario de una conferencia de adultos?

R: No hay restricciones de edad en lo que respecta a los oficiales. Obviamente, usted querría a un adulto como Tesorero. Todo depende de cuán cómodos se sientan los miembros con un joven como secretario. Sin embargo, tenga en cuenta que el joven debe ser un Miembro Activo de la Conferencia para ser elegible para ser oficial.

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