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Q:  How does this work?

A: Our volunteer team reaches out to hospitals and work with their coordinators to purchase meals from local restaurants (small businesses only) for their nurses, nurses’ assistants, doctors, technicians, and other medical professionals and staff.

Q: How much of my money goes to providing meals?

A: We spend 100% of all donations to purchase meals for front-line medical professionals, though there is about 4% taken out for processing by our credit card company and donation collection partners.

Q: What is the average cost per meal?

A:  Each meal costs an average of $10.50, including tip for the restaurant and delivery staff. We hope to get the cost down even lower, to $10 or less. 

Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A:  YES!  doing4others is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are listed on GuideStar and Charity Navigator as "Doing 4 Others."

Q: Will I get a tax receipt?

A: Yes doing4others is a registered 501(c)(3).  Once you make a donation you will be emailed a tax receipt.

Q: Can I start a fundraiser for my team or school?

A: Yes, we're happy to help you set up a special page just for your group. Email us at

Q: Can I donate to a specific hospital?

A: At this time we are spreading the donations amongst our partner hospitals. We will do our best to make sure your donation goes to the hospital of your choice. 

Q: Do you work with hospitals outside of New York City?

A: Yes, we are currently working with a hospital in Seattle, and we would love to work with you to expand to other cities and hospitals. Please get in touch to let us know where you'd like help heroes. 

Q: I have a restaurant. How can I provide meals for hospitals?

A: That's fantastic! We're always looking for other providers. Please contact us at

Q: Can I get a match for my donation?

A: Yes, if your employer participates in Benevity, your gift could be matched. Please check with your employer's donation program for their specific requirements and how to set up the match. 

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