HLD receives no funding from your donation. We have minimal overhead as our staff are volunteers, and we receive donations that target our minimal expenses.

However, the processing fee for your credit card transaction is removed from your donation prior to it being sent to your beneficiary. That processing fee is determined and retained by the bank and merchant services and totals XX% for Visa and MasterCard transactions. 100% of any donation received by check is forwarded to the beneficiary (fees are removed if special bank procedures, such as wire transfers, are mandated.)