UAIAI Fan Club

Frequently

Asked

Questions

What is the meaning of UAIAI?


Red Strings fan base of supporters who we endearingly call our UAIAI family and friends. The name is an acronym, with U meaning You, AI (愛) is Japanese for love, and Aka Ito (赤糸) means Red String.




What if I don’t have a credit card? Can I use a debit card or Paypal?


Yes. Through Paypal donate, we accept all major credit cards, debit cards, and, of course, if you already have a Paypal account, through any one of your linked payment methods.




How long will the membership be valid for?


Your membership is 12 months, from May 1 to April 30. New registrations or renewals start on May 1; although, anyone can become a member throughout the year by donating $100 or more to the Foundation. By fixing the dates also helps us more efficiently and effectively manage membership subscription. Thank you for your understanding.




Can I donate more than once a year?


Yes. You are welcome to donate any amount to Red String as often as you like and we would greatly appreciate it. The UAIAI membership is a benefit we offer as a token of our appreciation and love we have for you.




If I become a fan club member, will they mail everything to my house?


Within the contiguous United States, shipping is included. International shipping is available but you must pay additional shipping costs at the same time of your registration. The international shipping cost will depend on your country.




What are the benefits for joining Red String’s UAIAI fan club?


Benefits include online access to member only information and merchandise, an official fan club kit, participation opportunities to Red String fan events, ability to suggest fundraising ideas and recommend charity organizations you would like Red String to consider for grants, and other online/offline event benefits. Note that additional shipping costs may be added for addresses outside the contiguous United States.




Are my donations tax deductible?


Yes. Most, if not all, of your donations to Red String, a private foundation, are deductible up to 30% of adjusted gross income (AGI) for cash, and up to 20% of AGI for appreciated securities, with a five-year carry forward. Please consult your tax advisor for specific tax advice.




Can I set up an autopay for donating to Red String?


Yes. Paypal Donate has the capability to set up a recurring donation. It is also a great way to ensure your UAIAI membership doesn't lapse.




How can I become a UAIAI fanclub member?


Joining UAIAI is simple. All you have to do is to give a tax deductible donation of $100 or more to Red String and you will automatically become a member of UAIAI. Membership is for 12 months ending May 31 of each year. The Foundation received its approval on May 6, 2020. A new membership recruitment cycle starts every year on June 1.




Is there a meaning behind the UAIAI Logo?


The UAIAI official logo is a heart meaning that we become one through charity; a sprout meaning that with you including our supporters and partner charities we grow, blossom, and bring joy; and finally, the joining of the two meaning together we rise.




Why should I become a UAIAI member?


Because Red String's objectives and focus cover a diverse set of issues, it is different than the typical nonprofit charity that usually focuses on a singular issue. This diversity allows us and you to not only provide support to a wide range of issues facing our neighborhoods and communities, but more importantly allows us a lot of flexibility to adapt to an ever changing world and focus our grant dollars to areas needing the most help. As a UAIAI member, you will have the opportunity to get involved and be part of our operations (see benefits). You will also get the exclusive opportunities to participate in fan events and provide us recommendations for candidate charities that you would like us to consider for grants. If selected, this can leverage your giving to your favorite charity.




Why is the UAIAI annual membership from May to April


Red String received its IRS determination as a 501c3 nonprofit foundation on May 6, 2020, making the month of May our "birth" month. The “determination letter” is the official notification that a nonprofit charity is entitled to the federal tax exemption as a 501(c)(3) charity. Why is tax exemption so important? It allows a nonprofit's donors to claim a tax deduction on their tax returns, legitimizes a charity as a recognized nonprofit, and exempts a nonprofit from paying federal corporate and income taxes, which in turn, frees up precious resources that allows the nonprofit put more toward achieving it's mission.





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