General Terms of a non-profit organization (ASBL)

Drive for Miles® is a non-profit organization, a so-called ASBL registered in Belgium under enterprise nr. 0460.739.706

A Belgian ASBL is not supposed to make any profits. The board has three designated members. More information on the legal terms of a ASBL can be found here:

https://justice.belgium.be/fr/themes_et_dossiers/associations_et_fondations/asbl

 

At large, a non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity or non-profit institution is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. In economic terms, it is an organization that uses its surplus of the revenues to further achieve its ultimate objective, rather than distributing its income to the organization’s shareholders, leaders, or members. Non-profits are tax exempt or charitable, meaning they do not pay income tax on the money that they receive for their organization.

The key aspects of nonprofits is accountability, trustworthiness, honesty, and openness to every person who has invested time, money, and faith into the organization. Nonprofit organizations are accountable to the donors, funders, volunteers, program recipients, and the public community. Public confidence is a factor in the amount of money that a nonprofit organization is able to raise. The more nonprofits focus on their mission, the more public confidence they will have, and has a result, more money for the organization. The activities a nonprofit is partaking in can help build the public’s confidence in nonprofits, as well as how ethical the standards and practices are.

[source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonprofit_organization]

 

Objective of Drive for Miles®

The moneys Drive for Miles® is raising will be totally invested in providing to a good cause. Since 2017 Drive for Miles® organizes events for children with cancer, the income of the ASBL (association-sans-but-lucratif) was invested mainly in paying events to cancer kids.

Whilst our board and members relentlessly advocate the cause of children with cancer, we also like to drive.

Drive for Miles® organizes rallies to motivate driving for a good cause. However, the ASBL/NPO cannot be made responsible for any accidents or injuries caused by its members or participants before – during – after the rallies.

In the events menu we have added a disclaimer and particular conditions of participation, when participants subscribe to our events, they automatically confirm that they acknowledge the particular conditions contained in these two documents.

 

Sponsorships and reducing expenses

We do have operational costs (this webpage is only one costs but D4M is also charged for accounting, promotional supports and sign posting, travel expenses …) these costs will be paid by the memberships and other income sources. Our board members contribute to part of these costs but attempt to prospect sponsorships and barter agreements with companies who pick up our bills or provide towards our expenses.

The books and annual accounts are published.

 

General Terms & Conditions in doing business with Drive for Miles®

The name Drive for Miles® and the webpage driveformiles.org are registered until 2020. The name and the webpage are owned by Annik Paquay.

The events and rallies Drive for Miles® organize are owned by Annik Paquay, our chairman.

If a third party wishes to use these rallies for a good cause, kindly revert to annik@driveformiles.org for permission

Companies and suppliers who support us, are invited to to link their webpage with ours.

Press who wish to report on us and our activity will find separate press releases on various topics under « news » and « press » in the drop-down menu

We are very happy to receive paper clippings of any of your press releases that concern our organization D4M

Suppliers who cater for us and the cancer kids will receive a precise briefing on the food and are responsible to follow these guidelines scruplelously.

Companies who allow us to use their venue, are kindly reminded that the venue needs to be accessible for low-lip vehicles and a private & safe parking needs to be provided for our cars.

 

Payments, donations

You can pay, donate with

  •  a bank wire « without expenses for the receiving party » to

Drive for Miles® at CRELAN BANK (Belgium)

iban: BE73 8538 6137 2560

swift code: NICABEBB

 

  • using Paypal,

please select the « family & friends » button for payments

to avoid commission payments to Paypal

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