FAQ’s

Is the StringsforaCURE® Foundation looking for guitar strings?
We have thousands of guitar strings at our studio. The strings do not make the foundation any money unless they are turned into a piece of StringsforaCURE® jewelry and then purchased. We are only looking for strings from famous musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Ed Sheeran, Ron Wood, Eric Clapton etc. We have been around since 2010 and have several famous musicians on board. You can view the list of famous musicians, who have recycled their strings to SFAC, on our website.

How much of  each jewelry sale goes to the foundation?
100% of each jewelry sales goes to the foundation. The net proceeds from each sale, which is 50% is used to fund our programs, the remaining 50% is used to pay the artist’s fee.

Is my jewelry donation tax-deductible?
The StringsforaCURE® Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Your jewelry donation is 50% tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Each order comes with a letter and Internal Revenue Service Regulations require you to keep the letter with your tax records to substantiate a charitable contribution on your federal income tax return for a separate single contribution of $250 or more. StringsforaCURE provided goods in partial consideration for your contribution. The fair market value for each piece, which is 50% of the total price, is what you are allowed to deduct as your charitable contribution.

If my donation is a monetary donation, how much goes to the StringsforaCURE foundation:
100% of each monetary donation goes to the StringsforaCURE Foundation. StringsforaCURE® is an Erie, PA based 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing education, comfort, financial assistance and emotional support directly to breast cancer patients. We provide Gift Card Grants, Medical Assistance Grants, Living Expense Grants, Educational Scholarships as well as Comfort Baskets, in order to help ease patients’ financial burdens and to provide comfort and support from diagnosis to survivor-ship. We offer Books that educate patients on cancer prevention and raise awareness of the importance of nutrition and wellness to recovery.

The monies raised are also used for operating expenses. Even though our expenses are relatively low, each charitable organization does need funds to operate. Our operating costs are at 5%.

If my donation is a monetary donation, and no goods or services were exchanged, how much is tax deductible? 100% of each monetary donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Is the StringsforaCURE Foundation a 501(c)(3) charitable organization?
Yes, StringsforaCURE has been a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization since August 2012. Once we received this status, it became retroactive to August 2010. EIN # 27-3013390

How does someone apply for your services?
This can be done right on our website. Just click on the “Programs” menu or click here to see the list of programs provided by StringsforaCURE. These include Gift Cards, Comfort Baskets, Medical Grants, Living Expense Grants, HeartStrings Grants, Educational Scholarships. Books Breast Cancer Tips and our Resource Guide. You can click each program which will take you another page where you can read more details about that program. In most cases, you can download an application or more information directly from the website.

Are there other ways we can fundraise for the StringsforaCURE Foundation?
Support for our mission is provided through the following fundraising efforts:
• Guitar String Jewelry
• Online Virtual Quilt
• Pennies2Patients program
• Pickin’ On Cancer Program Sponsorship Drive
• Private Donations

Click on the Fundraising menu or click here to read more about our various fundraising programs and how you can get involved in helping StringsforaCURE. You can click on each fundraising program which will take you to another page where you can read about each in more depth.