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.
THE LIST WAS CHECKED AND REORGANIZED BY CATEGORY ON 9/17/2013
*** Send corrections or updates ONLY to email@example.com***
Many have emailed me just to say thanks, but I can't take ANY of the credit. I found this thread just like you have about a two years ago and just want to keep it out there as an AWESOME resource for volunteers.****
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
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.
-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)
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.
Local non-profit community organizations requesting auction items, merchandise or
gift cards (not exceeding $20) should contact their Walgreen district office directly.
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
* 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."
CORPORATION / GRANTS
*** 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***
Re:2013 ULTIMATE DONATION LIST
3 years 3 weeks ago #162398
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.