I am currently in the process of setting up a charity that sends aide, and relief supplies to poor children back in my hometown in Haiti. Since it is a religious organization, and because of my beliefs, I do not wish to file for 501(c)3 status. I want to exist as an unregistered "non-profit" organization. Is there such a thing? How do I get around the whole registering with the government thing so they dont meddle in my affairs and limit my rights to practice my religious charitable duties? Though the charity is not linked to any churches, we do also preach the gospel to the children. Thank you for your time.