Development Association of Shire in North America (DAS-NA) is a non-political and non-profit organization, established and shall be operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now in effect and regulations circulate there under. The purposes of the corporation include, but are not limited to, the following:
To help poor and distressed or underprivileged persons and their families in Ethiopia, including but not limited to North Western zone of Tigray.
To overcome the challenges of poverty, inadequate education and insufficient health care.
To provide financial assistance in the form of items such as clothing, shoes, books, computers, medicines and health care supplies to such persons in Ethiopia.
To advance and improve the social welfare of the disadvantaged residents of Ethiopia, including but not limited to the residents of Shire, Endasilassie, with targeted assistance intended to benefit the entire community over time, by directing needed materials and supplies to institutions and community members.
To engage in any lawful act reasonably related to the furtherance of the foregoing purposes and additional charitable purpose of the corporation.