Frequently Asked Questions (Help)

What is the relationship between Care 4 Needy Copts (C4NC) and Shepherd and Mother of Light (SML)?

The Shepherd and Mother of Light (SML) was founded in 1995 by families who wanted to make a difference in their communitties. In 2007, the members of SML came to the US to present the organization and raise awareness of the conditions of needy Copts to Egyptians living in America. This captured the attention of the C4NC board and thus C4NC was founded to represent SML in the US in order to make the donation process easier and faster for donors in the US.

What is the relationship between C4NC and the Coptic Orthodox Church?

C4NC has a very strong relationship with the Coptic Church. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, His Grace Bishop Moussa, His Grace Bishop Youannes, and His Grace Bishop Bakhomius have blessed and supported the services provided by C4NC.

Are my gifts to C4NC tax deductible?

Yes. Care 4 Needy Copts is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of New York. Our tax-exempt number is 26-1178932

How can I donate?

You can donate here or mail your contribution by check payable to Care 4 Needy Copts, PO Box 939 Plainview, NY 11803. You may also call our office at 516-349-9400.

Can I volunteer in Egypt?

Yes you can! For more information on volunteering in Egypt, visit our page and fill out the form. We will contact you.

What is C4NC’s approach to locating, assessing, and serving the needy?

We have local volunteers who visit communities and bring cases to the team to be assessed. The main assessment criterion is the poverty line. C4NC accepts as many people under the poverty line as the budget allows.

How may I change or discontinue my donations?

If you would like to change the amount, frequency or payment method, or discontinue your donation to C4NC, please click here to submit your request in writing and we will change or stop your recurring donations by the next billing cycle (within 30 days).