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2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST 2 years 10 months ago #162275

Several people have mentioned starting a clean thread to list the ultimate donation list. Here's the list from the original Ultimate Donation list. Please add any that you've had success with.


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AIRTRAN (Southwest Airlines) www.airtranairways.com/about-us/charitable_donations.aspx
In order to make best use of our resources, and provide the greatest impact to the communities we serve, Southwest places an emphasis on supporting the following areas of charitable focus:

Organizations that aid Families Facing Serious Illnesses
Programs and organizations that provide support for our Military and their Families when separated by duty
Organizations focused on developing Youth Leadership through programs that involve them in the community and encourage them to give back
Organizations that assist in Disaster Preparedness and Response
Programs that will foster action and create ideas to benefit our planet

US AIRWAYS www.usairways.com/en-US/FAQs/corporategiving.html
JETBLUE www.jetblue.com/about/community/
2012- Got 2 round trip airfare tickets
2013 - turned down

KLM AIRWAYS www.klm.com/csr/en/community/company_community/aircares.html
Southwest guidelines changed:
*Families Facing Serious Illnesses;
*Members of the U.S. Military and their families when separated by military duty;
*Disaster Preparedness and Response; and
*The Environment.

ALBERTSONS MARKETS www.albertsonsmarket.com/index.php?option=co...d=193&Itemid=319
KROGER www.communitygifts.com/Default.aspx?Sele...turnTo=/default.aspx
PUBLIX www.publix.com/about/company-overview/co...Donation-Requests.do

STOP N SHOP www.stopandshop.com/about_us/community/d...on_request/index.htm
SUPERVALU www.supervalu.com/sv-webapp/community/giving.jsp
WHOLE FOODS www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company/community-involvement.php

AMERICAN EAGLE www.ae.com/web/corpResp/community/index.jsp
AE donates a limited number of $25 gift cards to high school and college sponsored events that help us make an AE Better World. This includes fund raising events for charity and for programs within the schools and colleges themselves.

DICK'S SPORTING GOODS www.dickssportinggoods.sponsorport.com/
GANDER MOUNTAIN www.gandermountain.com/customer_service/donations.shtml
J. CREW www.jcrew.com/footie/contactus.jsp
MACY'S & BLOOMINGDALES www.macysinc.com/community/grant-informa...ts/instructions.aspx
LL BEAN www.llbean.com/customerService/aboutLLBe...aritable_giving.html - Minimum 4 weeks in advance
LANDS END www.landsend.com/newsroom/faq/index.html
SEARS & KMART shc.versaic.com/Login.aspx
Rack Room Shoes www.rackroomgives.com/local-community-fundraiser.html

AMERICAN GIRL www.americangirl.com/corp/corporate.php?section=about&id=5
Fundraiser exclusively benefits children ages birth to 12.
BUILD A BEAR www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/con...tId=400002&id=700009

-North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma and Arkansas
www.aggrestaurants.com/neighborhood-invo.../charity-request.asp (Received 2 $15 gift cards - January 2013 and an invitation to join their "A" is for Applebees program which gives free Oreo cookie milkshake coupons to schools to use for incentives)

- In California - www.applebeesforyou.com/documents/20_pag...%20Form%201.2012.pdf

BEN & JERRY www.benjerry.com/contact-us/donations/

BENIHANA www.benihana.com/donation-requests
CASEY’S GENERAL STORE www.caseys.com/online_donation_request
CHEESECAKE FACTORY www.thecheesecakefactory.com/charity/gif...ns/giftcarddonations
Drop of a donation request letter to you local GM. Did not receive in 2012, but did for 2013.

CRACKER BARREL www.crackerbarrel.com/about-us/social-responsibility/

MORTON STEAKHOUSE www.landrysinc.com/contactUs/donations.asp
OLIVE GARDEN www.olivegarden.com/about-us/faqs/#Donations
STARBUCKS www.starbucks.co.id/en-US/_About+Starbucks/_FAQ+Index/
TIM HORTON'S www.timhortons.com/ca/en/difference/sponsorships.html - 12 Weeks Notice
Paradise Bakery & Café – Dozen Cookies per Month for a Year – valued at $100 (www.paradisebakery.com/about_paradise_comm.php) - AZ, CO, IN, MA, NE, TX, UT

P F CHANG'S www.pfchangs.com/aboutus/faq.aspx
PANERA BREAD www.panerabread.com/about/community/


Pike Nurseries - Must be within 5 miles of one of their stores
Charlotte, NC
Greater Atlanta Area

BARNES & NOBLE www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sp...ponsorship_main.html
BEST BUY www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com/our_programs.htm
BJ'S CLUBS www.bjs.com/local-giving.content.about_l...g.A.about_community2
BLACK & DECKER blackanddecker.sponsorwise.com/Login.aspx
BOOKS A MILLION - www.booksamillioninc.com/public/donation_request_form.pdf
Canvas on Demand - $100 gift certificate www.cool.canvasondemand.com/category/donation/
HOME DEPOT homedepotfoundation.org/page/grant-faqs
Minted.com - (2) $100 gift certificate (www.minted.com/donations)
- www.totalwine.com/eng/aboutus/donation-requests.cfm
COSTCO shop.costco.com/about/charitable-giving.aspx
DOLLAR TREE www.dollartree.com/custserv/custserv.jsp...amp;parentName=About
QVC www.qvc.com/ContactUsMail.content.html
JOANN FABRICS joanngiving.versaic.com/Login.aspx
MICHAELS www.michaels.com/Corporate-Donations-Pol...licy,default,pg.html
RADIO SHACK radioshack.versaic.com/Login.aspx
SAKS www.saksincorporated.com/aboutus/socialresponsibility.asp www.saksincorporated.com/contacts/

SPORTS AUTHORITY- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
501(c)(3) Organization -Organization or event promotes health and fitness through sports and activity
Request should be submitted a minimum of 8 weeks prior to your event date. We do not sponsor teams or individuals Email requests must be less than 1MB in size. If applicable we will request photos or other files at a later date.
REI www.rei.com/reigives/
STAPLES www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/staples_soul/community.html
WALGREENS www.walgreens.com/images/pdfs/diversity/...inesBrochure2008.pdf
Local non-profit community organizations requesting auction items, merchandise or
gift cards (not exceeding $20) should contact their Walgreen district office directly.

BENCHMADE KNIVES www.benchmade.com/company/faq.aspx#p9
GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE (KEURIG) www.gmcr.com/csr/SupportingLocalCommunit...ADonation/Start.aspx

HIGHLIGHTS MAGAZINE hotline: # is 614-324-7034 / 614-324-7978 fax
Highlights for Children | PO Box 269 | Columbus, OH 43216
Submitted via fax. they request 3 months lead time. They didn't notify us in any way, but a gift subscription was sent to us in 2012
KAREN FOSTER DESIGN (Scrapbooking) - karenfosterdesigndev.com/donationrequest.html

STAMPIN UP - send following info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
* Name, address, telephone number of the organization
* Physical address to send the donation, if it is approved
* Description of how a product donation would be used (ex. raffle, silent auction, etc.)
FYI RE: Donations for Stampin' Up got this response "In the past, we have been honored and able to contribute to almost all donation requests for many worthwhile causes. Unfortunately, due to the volume of donation requests Stampin' Up! now receives, we are now unable to approve more than one request per organization or per person every two years. Because our records show that we have already donated to your organization within the past year we are unable to contribute to your organization again at this time."

NIKE www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz...id=1873&x_order_by=1

Otter Box www.otterbox.com/product-donations/produ...ions,default,pg.html
RED BOX - coinstar.geocko.com/inkind/request
- Fulfill 100 requests per month (25 free movie coupons) (Received January 2013)
PORTRAIT INNOVATIONS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 2012 Got a $100 Gift Certificate
PENTAL (PENS) www.pentel.com/corporate-donations-policy
PINK CALYX PinkCalyx.com trades $50 Gift certficates for Facebook Likes. Any non-profit can like their FB page and receive an instant, printable $50 gift certificate. Details are here: pinkcalyx.com/charitygiftcertificates.aspx
PAULA DEAN COOKWARE www.pauladeen.com/contact/
Tiny Prints - (4) $25 gift card (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
THINKFUN www.thinkfun.com/faq#charity

BERKSHIRE EAST TOURS – 50 MILES RADIUS Charlemont, MA 01339 www.berkshireeast.com/corporategivingpolicy_summer
DISNEY www.cybergrants.com/cybergrants/plsql/di...isney_quiz.next_step

TRIPLE PLAY FAMILY FUN PARK www.3play.com/triple-play/donation-request-form Please note that we are located in North Adaho and typically donate to organizations in the Northwest, for example, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Montana

SEA WORLD www.seaworld.com/sitepage.aspx?PageID=342
SIX FLAGS ADVENTURE www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure/community/DonationRequests.aspx

4 deadlines based on the month of your event

BEST WESTERN HOTELS www.bestwestern.com/aboutus/bwbw/faq.asp
BROOKS BROTHERS brooksbrotherscorporate.requestitem.com/
FAIRMONT HOTELS www.fairmont.com/EN_FA/AboutFairmont/Cor...nationProcedures.htm
GAYLORD HOTELS www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-national/a...-requests/index.html
HILTON WORLDWIDE hilton.sponsorwise.com/Login.aspx
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?pageid=757
STARWOOD HOTELS www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/company_values_comm.html
WYNDHAM HOTELS www.esc.wyndhamworldwide.com/charity.html

BUDGET RENT A CAR www.budget.com/budgetWeb/feedback/freqre...lay-donationFormInfo
ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL www.enterpriseholdings.com/sustainabilit...to-submit-a-request/
CARNIVAL CRUISE www.carnival.com/cms/carnivalfoundation/how_to_apply.aspx
HERTZ www.hertzlivingjourney.com/community
HORNBLOWER CRUISES www.hornblower.com/hce/about/organizatio...filiations/index.jsp
ROYAL CARIBBEAN www.royalcaribbean.com/ourCompany/community/charitableGiving.do

CHICAGO CUBS chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/community/in_kind_donations.jsp
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=47025

WHEEL OF FORTUNE 10202 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Online Packaged FOOD/BEVERAGE/SAMPLE donations:
Jack Links Beef Jerky - $100 gift basket (jacklinks.sponsorwise.com/Login.aspx?
Nutiva – Superfood Sampler Pack – valued at $59.99 (nutiva.com/contact/product-donation-requests)
ORGANIC VALLEY FOODS www.organicvalley.coop/about-us/donations/
Emergen-C - www.emergenc.com/index.php/sponsorship/request-sponsorship
-Gave me a no for 2013
ORGANIC VALLEY FOODS www.organicvalley.coop/about-us/donations/
DR PEPPER/SNAPPLE www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/values/philanthropy/
HERSHEY COMPANY www.thehersheycompany.com/social-responsibility/community.aspx
SOUTH COAST WINERY (CA. ONLY) www.wineresort.com/requesting-charitable-donations

*** I am unaware of any organization using this forum for silent auction/tricky tray fundraising having success with any of the companies listed below. They were part of the original post so I’ve kept them in tact. Post a comment if you’ve had success***

ASSN OF CABLE COMMUNICATORS www.cablecommunicators.org/forum_silent_auction.php
BANK OF AMERICA www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/index.cfm?template=fd_faqs
BAUSCH & LOMB www.bausch.com/en/Our-Company/Grants-and...itable-Contributions
BOEING www.boeing.com/companyoffices/aboutus/co...ocus_objectives.html
BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB www.bms.com/responsibility/grantsandgivi...es/how_to_apply.aspx
CIGNA INSURANCE secure14.easymatch.com/cignagive/applica...px?Skip=MultiLanding

DYSON www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/contact.asp?formName=charity
FAMILY DOLLAR corporate.familydollar.com/pages/givingback.aspx

GENERAL MILLS www.generalmills.com/Responsibility.aspx
HASBRO www.hasbro.com/corporate/community-relations/gifts-of-play.cfm
KIMBERLY CLARK www.kimberly-clark.com/ourcompany/community/kc_foundation.aspx
KOHLS www.kohlscorporation.com/communityrelations/Community01.htm
- Has gift cards for fundraising with a rebate back to your organization

-Appliance Solutions - Must be in TULSA, OK - www.appliancesolutionstulsa.com/donation.html
MCCORMICK CORPORATION www.mccormickcorporation.com/Corporate/d...butionsBrochure1.pdf - Does not donate to schools

NESTLE PURINA www.nestlepurina.com/CharitableGiving.aspx
NIKON support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/...ip-request-%28usa%29 - 6 months lead time

NORDSTROM shop.nordstrom.com/c/nordstrom-cares-community-giving
OFFICE DEPOT www.community.officedepot.com/local.asp#contrib
OFFICE MAX about.officemax.com/html/officemax_contributions_policy.shtml
PANASONIC www.panasonic.com/community/guidlelines-donations.asp
PEPSICO www.pepsico.com/Purpose/Global-Citizensh...ice-and-Volunteering - For product donations you should research your local bottler
SAFEWAY www.safewayfoundation.org/get-funded/what-we-fund.html
SAMSONITE www.americantourister.ca/page/at-contact-us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SONY www.sony.com/SCA/corporate-responsibilit...ing-guidelines.shtml
SOUTHERN COMPANY www.southerncompany.com/what-doing/corpo...y-involvement.cshtml
STANLEY www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/company/citizenship
TOYS R US www.toysrusinc.com/charitable-giving/request-donation/
UNION BANK www.unionbank.com/global/about/corporate...onsibility/index.jsp
WASTE MANAGEMENT www.wm.com/about/community/charitable-giving.jsp
TIFFANY & CO www.tiffany.com/csr/charitablegiving/default.aspx
COCA COLA www.thecoca-colacompany.com/citizenship/foundation.html
COLLECTIVE BRANDS (Payless) www.collectivebrands.com/foundation
WAWA www.wawa.com/wawaweb/charity.aspx
WELLS FARGO www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/nc_guidelines Please allow 90 days for a response to your request. In order to be considered for funding for the current year, applications should be submitted by August 31, 2013
Last Edit: 1 year 11 months ago by Craig.
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Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST 2 years 10 months ago #162276

  • Jennifer
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Great list. but some of your links don't work. Could you check and repost?
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Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST 2 years 10 months ago #162284

  • Stephanie
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Sorry about that. I actually just reposted from the other forum. I'll update as I try each one of them for my spring auction.
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Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST 2 years 10 months ago #162308

This is wonderful thank you!
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Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST 2 years 10 months ago #162359

Just added Red Box & Total Wine & More
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Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST 2 years 10 months ago #162398

  • Cathi
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Wow what great information. This is my second year doing a silent auction for our elementary home and school. Last year I depended on mostly local business since the job was dropped in my lap at the last minute leaving many of my opportunities too late to inquire. I found that local businesses were very generous, received over $6000 in donations. Just spent a couple of beautiful days pounding the pavement. Also like to add if it is a elementary school function fundraiser, a good start is local daycares and summer camps. These are hot ticket items at our auction.
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