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1st Session Chefs

“To ease another’s heartache is to ease one’s own.”
– Abraham Lincoln

Thank you for visiting our donation page.

ICT has been built on the grassroots care and support of people like you. All funds go directly into the hearts, minds and futures of our students.

Tuition is free to all students — otherwise, none could afford to attend.  All money collected goes directly into the operation of the classroom.  Funds pay for teachers’ salaries, food for practical lessons (over 1,000 student meals are served per class session), kitchen and office supplies, printing and classroom supplies, car and other transportation expenses, phones, accounting and banking fees, etc.  A small fraction of our budget is used for fundraising. Not a penny is squandered.

We have formed an alliance with Opportunity House (tax ID #23-2543677) of Reading, Pennsylvania, a multi-service organization doing beautiful work to improve the quality of life for children, families and adults who face various obstacles to independent living. As our fiscal sponsor, Opportunity House makes your US contribution to ICT tax-deductible. Opportunity House is kind enough to charge us no fees for performing this service.

Your online donation is 100% secure and processed through FirstGiving, an online fundraising platform dedicated to non-profits. All funds collected are sent to Opportunity House, who then forward the proceeds to ICT. Once you have made your donation from the Donate Now button (just to your right), a receipt will be automatically generated by FirstGiving and emailed to you. Please note that we pay a 4.5% fee for all online donations.

South African Tax Information

ICT is a South African non-profit organization (#076-625), registered with the Department of Social Development, Republic of South Africa, in accordance with the Non-Profit Act, 1997 (Act 71 of 1997), as well as an approved Public Benefit Organisation (#930034019), making South African donations tax-deductible under the terms and subject to the limitations prescribed under Section 18(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act.

Contributors From South Africa

You may make a direct deposit into our bank account using the following information:

Bank: Absa
Name on Account: Infinity Culinary Training
Account number: 9240443093
Type of account: Savings/Transaction
Branch code: 632005

Write a Check From The United States

For your tax-deductible contribution of $100 or more, please make your check payable to “Opportunity House” (be sure to write “for ICT” in the memo line) and mail it to:

Opportunity House
430 N. 2nd Street
Reading, PA, 19601
Attn: Gail Focht

Please allow up to 60 days for your check to be processed by Opportunity House and the proceeds sent to us.

For checks under $100, which are NOT tax-deductible, please make your check payable to “Infinity Culinary Training” and mail it to:

ICT
25 South Street
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572

U.S. And All International Wire Transfers

You may make a direct deposit into our South African bank account from any country using the following information. Please note: contributions from the U.S. made by wire transfer to this account are NOT tax-deductible.

Beneficiary Bank Name: Absa
Beneficiary Name: Infinity Culinary Training
Beneficiary Account number: 9240443093
Beneficiary Bank SWIFT code: ABSAZAJJCCT
International/Intermediary Routing Code: 021000021
Intermediary Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase
Beneficiary Bank Address: Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa

Please contact us for further information, or to inquire about our tiered levels of corporate sponsorship.

BARRY BERMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Phone: (RSA) 072-297-3616 / (USA) 310-699-2647
Email: barry@ictchefs.org

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