Almost all services performed for Collins Kin are voluntary; a few family members and friends contributing time and service at no cost to Collins Kin. There are also tasks and services associated with Collins Kin that are not provided by volunteer service.

Donations from family members towards miscellaneous expenses are a great way to help defray costs and ensure that a variety of things take place, and are paid for without the personal burden of individual family members. 

Any contribution that you can provide is greatly appreciated, whether by voluntary service or monetary. One hundred percent (100%) of all monies and in-kind gifts received go to Collins Kin toward items noted below.

Thank you for your consideration, generosity and continued support of Collins Kin.

General expenses that we incur include but are not limited to:

Website Management

Annual Budget:  $300.00

Required external vendor costs for basic maintenance of the family website are approximately $150.00 per year, representing $70 per year for website hosting services, $15 for annual domain name renewal (, and $65 for various software updates required to protect and maintain the website. The website has been an outstanding way to archive and display information, as well as to send and receive information from family members.

Occasionally we incur expenses for the hiring of computer programming and technical support for website repairs, general maintenance and related services.  Annual costs for these services have varied each year from roughly $75 to $180 per year, plus or minus.

Ongoing day-to-day website administration and upkeep is performed by volunteers, family members Courtney Dunbar and Deborah Collins-Nears.

General Operating Expenses

Annual Budget:  $225.00

While many of our family members have email addresses, there are a few who do not. Therefore, family announcements, reunion letters and other correspondence are often mailed via the U.S. Postal Service. Some information and materials cannot be sent by email. Expenses are also incurred for obtaining death and birth certificates, and researching historical family information. These activities require the purchase of postal stamps, envelopes, paper, ink, etc.


Monetary donations can be made by check or money order, or made online via credit card or electronic check.

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Volunteer your time and/or donate in kind gifts to Collins Kin. Services needed include but are not limited to website updating (we'll train you), printer paper,  printer ink, stamps, envelops, grant writing, legal, computer programming, etc.

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One Hundred Percent (100%) of All Monies and In-Kind Gifts
Received go to Collins Kin Towards the Items Noted Above.


SPECIAL MESSAGE:  At the present time and the Collins Kin Family Group are not charitable organizations. Donations are not tax deductible under IRS regulations. 


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