The funds we receive for all orders is considered a Quid Pro Quo donation. This means that you are giving a donation with the benefit of receiving goods or services in exchange. This is why we charge your card immediately when the order was placed, not when the order is shipped.
When purchasing goods retail, monies are processed when items are shipped and are not considered tax deductible. Since all monies received by us are considered a donation, we process payment when monies are received not when product is shipped.