Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cercle Social?

Cercle Social is a nonprofit organization that is committed to improving access to secondary education for disadvantaged youth in Benin (West Africa) by providing them with the necessary tools to secure further education and employment.

How much is it to sponsor a student?

You can be a student sponsor and change his(her) life for $85

Where and how did Cercle Social start?

Cercle Social was initiated in October 2010 in Saint Louis, Missouri, as a collaboration of young Benin citizens. "Cercle" means "Circle" in French and describes the community of people caring and acting as one unit towards the same cause. This community of volunteers and donors is committed to helping the youth in Benin get an education.

Where does Cercle Social work?

Cercle Social's focuses on school is rural areas in Benin

What is our projects background?

Each of our projects is designed to improve education in Benin. Cercle Social's projects focus on students from low-income families, with an emphasis on girls, orphans and disabled.

How does our sponsorship program work?

  • Choose a student
  • Sponsor your student
  • Stay in touch with your student

How can I get involve or volunteer with Cercle Social?

You can volunteer to participate in Cercle Social activities. You can also host an event or a fundraiser that benefits Cercle Social, start an online campaign, and much more.

How can I make a donation to Cercle Social?

To donate online please visit cerclesocial.org/donate. You can also call us at: +1 (214) 449-1088 or by mailing your donations or gifts to:

Cercle Social, P.O. Box 29843, Dallas, Texas 75229 USA

To whom should I make the check payable?

Please make all checks payable to: Cercle Social.

Cercle Social, P.O. Box 29843, Dallas, Texas 75229 USA

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Cercle Social is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Donations made to Cercle Social are tax deductible. For more details, visit the IRS Exempt Organizations check .

What should I do if i have a question about my donation?

Visit our Contact us page and leave us a note. We manage to address each request within 48 hours.

What if I want to match my donation?

We advise you contact your employer(s) for instructions on how their gift matching programs work.

What should I do if a donor request the Organization 501(c)(3) letter?

The 501(c)(3) letter is proof that Cercle Social is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the federal government. Contact us to obtain a copy of this letter.

What if I'm a corporate, school, or non-profit who would like to partner

with Cercle Social?

Great! We are continuously looking to partner with corporations, schools, and non-profits. For more information on how to become a partner, please email us at [email protected]

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