Setting up a 501(c)(3) not for profit to run your little business may make sense for you (considering that there are costs involved in setting up the not-for-profit business). This would allow you to collect tax-deductible donations that can be used to fund your charity. You could personally make charitable donations to the not-for-profit that you set up if you choose, but considering the charitable and benevolent purpose of your "business", you may also be able to get other's interested in donating to your cause and helping you defray your own expenses. I think the non-profit is a good idea and will serve your purpose.
I believe if you do a google search you can find an inexpensive way to set this up. I wish you the best of luck. Please provide me with positive feedback. Thank you.
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