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|Name:||Friends of the Children's Eternal Rainforest|
|Address:||242 Old Sulphur Spring Rd |
|Ballwin, MO 63021-5353|
|Report Expiration Date:||October 13, 2015|
|Principal:||Laurie Waller, President|
|File Open Date:||May 2013|
|Type of Business:||Charity - Environment|
|BBB Accreditation:||This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.|
"To promote a sustainable world by inspiring children and adults to take action to support, protect and expand the Children's Eternal Rainforest in Costa Rica. We accomplish this mission by providing conservation-related educational programs (including study abroad), community outreach, raising funds to buy and protect endangered rainforest habitat and leading educational eco-adventures to Costa Rica."
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Friends of the Children's Eternal Rainforest meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Friends of the Children's Eternal Rainforest (FCER) focuses on the impact of the rainforest on our planet. Assisted by corporate sponsors, individual donors, and children all over the world, FCER is able to educate and empower the youth, protect wildlife in the Children's Eternal Rainforest, purchase and expand land in the Children's Eternal Rainforest, and take part in other awareness and outreach activities to promote the health and protection of rainforests. FCER supports research of the rainforest for overall health and well being of the planet. FCER works to involve children directly in rainforest research with eco-tourism to Costa Rica. FCER also utilizes volunteers who can help provide media, structure educational videos, volunteer at events, and serve on program and development committees.
For the year ended December 31, 2012, Friends of the Children's Eternal Rainforest's program expenses were:
Fundraising costs were 15% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $243,361, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
According to Friends of the Children's Eternal Rainforest's Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2012:
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