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2014 Ultimate Donation List

6 years 1 month ago - 5 years 8 months ago #164923 by Rose H
Hello everyone!

It's time to start a new Ultimate Donation List for 2014. To kick things off, I'm copying over the list from 2013.

We will be closing the 2013 Ultimate Donation List thread to additional comments, but the thread will stay on the Message Boards for research should you need it.

Gook luck with all your auction events!

All the best,

Rose


Here's the list:

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 savingwithmomsense@gmail.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.****


AIRLINES:
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.

GROCERY
ALBERTSONS MARKETS www.albertsonsmarket.com/index.php?optio...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/donation_request/

SUPERVALU www.supervalu.com/sv-webapp/community/giving.jsp

WHOLE FOODS www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company/community-involvement.php


CLOTHING RETAIL
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 dsgcommunity.sponsorport.com/

GANDER MOUNTAIN www.gandermountain.com/customer-service/...able-donations.shtml

J. CREW www.jcrew.com/footie/contactus.jsp

MACY'S & BLOOMINGDALES : www.macysinc.com/community/

LL BEAN: www.llbean.com/customerService/aboutLLBe...aritable_giving.html

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



TOYS
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



RESTAURANT
APPLEBEE'S
-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
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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
New URL: www.thecheesecakefactory.com/charitylanding/charitylanding

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/
New URL: www.starbucks.com/responsibility/community

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/
New URL: www.panerabread.com/en-us/community/in-the-community.html



RETAIL - OTHER

Pike Nurseries - Must be within 5 miles of one of their stores
www.pikenursery.com/pages/about-us/donations
Charlotte, NC
Greater Atlanta Area

BARNES & NOBLE www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sp...ponsorship_main.html
New URL: 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
New URL: www.bjs.com/bjs-charitable-foundation.co...e.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/
New URL: cool.canvasondemand.com/category/donation/

HOME DEPOT homedepotfoundation.org/page/grant-faqs

Minted.com - (2) $100 gift certificate ( www.minted.com/donations )

TOTAL WINE & MOREwww.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/topic/sr/sr_giving_back_contribution.jsp
Local non-profit community organizations requesting auction items, merchandise or
gift cards (not exceeding $20) should contact their Walgreen district office directly.


PRODUCTS
BENCHMADE KNIVES www.benchmade.com/pr/donations.aspx

GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE (KEURIG) www.gmcr.com/sustainability/peopleandcom...equestadonation.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.

KAREN FOSTER DESIGN (Scrapbooking) - karenfosterdesigndev.com/donationrequest.html

STAMPIN UP - www.stampinup.com/us/enu/2159_2268.asp

NIKE help-en-eu.nike.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34161/p/3897

Otter Box www.otterbox.com/product-donations/produ...ons,default,pg.htmll

RED BOX - coinstar.geocko.com/inkind/request

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


ATTRACTIONS
BERKSHIRE EAST TOURS – 50 MILES RADIUS Charlemont, MA 01339 www.berkshireeast.com/corporategivingpolicy_summer

DISNEY publicaffairs.disneyland.com/donation/

TRIPLE PLAY FAMILY FUN PARK www.3play.com/triple-play
Typically donate to organizations in the Northwest, for example, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Montana

SEA WORLD San Diego seaworldparks.com/seaworld-sandiego/comm...y-relations/welcome/

SEA WORLD Orlando seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/community-relations/

SIX FLAGS ADVENTURE www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure/community/DonationRequests.aspx

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO www.universalorlando.com/CorporateGiving/Donation-Request.aspx



HOTELS
BEST WESTERN HOTELS www.bestwestern.com/about-us/better-world/


FAIRMONT HOTELS www.fairmont.com/EN_FA/AboutFairmont/Cor...nationProcedures.htm

MARRIOTT www.marriott.com/corporate-social-respon.../shelter-food-health

HILTON WORLDWIDE hiltonworldwide.versaic.com/login?returnurl=%2F

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS www.ihgplc.com/index.asp?pageid=757

STARWOOD HOTELS www.starwoodhotels.com/corporate/about/c...ship/foundation.html

WYNDHAM HOTELS www.wyndhamworldwide.com/corporate-respo...py/wishes-by-wyndham




RENTAL CAR/TRAVEL
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

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

TV/AUTOGRAPH
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


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***

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

BROOKS BROTHERS brooksbrotherscorporate.requestitem.com/
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

MAYTAG
-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/a_id/9884/~/donation%2Fsponsorship-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
RESEARCH IN MOTION/Blackberry
us.blackberry.com/company/about-us/corpo...te-philanthropy.html
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
The following user(s) said Thank You: whisperingpines, triciahughes2003
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6 years 1 month ago #164926 by twinzmom
I recently learned that Best Buy no longer does the in store donation program. They do however have a grant program for which you can apply but you must be an organization that serve teens. Unfortunately, that takes us out of the running as we are an elementary school.
The following user(s) said Thank You: whisperingpines
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6 years 1 month ago #164927 by miranda
Replied by miranda on topic 2014 Ultimate Donation List
Thank you so much for starting the new thread! I look forward to all the new and fun places we can all come up with
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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #164928 by Shaycarter82
I have had luck with Red Box, Build-a-bear and stampin up and Tiny prints from this list.

The response from red Box, Stampin Up and Tiny Prints was less than 7 days.

With Build-a-bear I didn't get a response but they mailed it within a month.

I didn't apply to a lot of them because creating accounts is so freaking time consuming...I prefer just the standard online forms. Maybe next year when I have more starting leeway I'll create account but for this year I was trying to do 20 - 30 asks per day so it was just impossible to fill out 10 - 15 minutes applications.
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6 years 1 month ago #164929 by Tango
Replied by Tango on topic 2014 Ultimate Donation List
Hi everyone, I'm having trouble finding companies that will donate to us here in So. California (not San Diego area). I've looked in parent magazines for ideas and been through the whole list on the Ultimate Donation List, and googled any companies I could think of on my own but I'm still not having much luck. Is there any way you can tell by the companies products whether they'd donate or not. Like if they only provide services and not products or places with just admissions. What about memorabilia donations? Any help would be appreciated.
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6 years 1 month ago #164931 by Matt
Replied by Matt on topic 2014 Ultimate Donation List
You might want to try places like Disneyland, Universal Studios and Knott's Berry Farm.
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