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2014 Ultimate Donation List

10 years 4 months ago #165055 by fundraisermom
Replied by fundraisermom on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
Just wanted to pass along that I no longer approach chain stores such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Victoria's Secret, Omaha Steaks, etc. because these store managers generally do not give to local schools. This is because there are so MANY schools (and other charities) on Long Island, where I live. And, some of these organizations specifically donate on a national level to specific charities that they support. I've noticed that some people do get donations from some of these stores and wonder if they are located in less dense areas.

I can't stress enough to people new to fundraising the need to approach local businesses and follow-up with everyone who says, "come back at the end of the month/closer to the event," etc. One approach I've tried with certain chain food places (that I know don't donate) is to ask if they have coupons for a free ice-cream cone, coffee, etc. If the right person is managing the store and happens to have coupons like this on hand, it's a way for them to contribute when they might not otherwise give a larger gift card. I've also noticed that places are being inundated with so many requests that they are establishing stricter geographic requirements (e.g., Bronx Zoo now requires you to be w/in 25 miles, Green Mountain Coffee which donated tirelessly and generously all over the country now focuses on areas closer to them.).

Thanks for the tips that all of you pass along.
10 years 4 months ago #165046 by Rose H
Hi folks:

Here's a ROUNDUP of some of the donors mentioned in recent posts. We will be posting these ROUNDUPs every so often to help with your searches.


Travel/Tourist New York City:
Empire State Building: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with request letter for tickets.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets to Top of the Rock. Website says they prefer PDF request letters.

David Letterman Show has an online request for tickets. www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/tickets/request/charity/

NY Skyride Empire State Building (different attraction than the ESB) has an online submission form. nyskyride.requestitem.com/

Chelsea Piers also online request form (got this really fast!) www.chelseapiers.com/contact/donation-request

NY Red Bulls Soccer (stadium in Harrison NJ - also got this really fast)
Submit all requests to:
New York Red Bulls
Attn: Community Relations
600 Cape May Street Harrison, NJ 07029


RETAIL
Walmart: Walmart local store gives $50 GC if you time it right.


GROCERY:
Shaws Supermarket and Price Chopper Supermarket give a $25 GC twice a year. Try dropping in and giving a donation letter request.

HOTEL
Omni Resorts: Mail letter to Omni Hotels Donation Department, 4001 Maple Avenue Dallas, TX 75219.
10 years 4 months ago #165044 by Ashley85
Zoobooks.com emailed me a certificate for a 1yr subscription. I sent my request through their contact us form and heard back within 1 week.
10 years 4 months ago #165041 by Rose H
Hi Kate,

We copied the list of donors that was created by a community member and updated throughout 2013 to start this thread and I will be doing roundup posts -- collecting recently posted names -- on an occasional basis. Hoping this will help folks find donor information.

Thanks,

Rose C.
Community Manager
10 years 4 months ago #165040 by lcowlin
Ashley85 - I used This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Jeff Kinney. I got an email back about a day or 2 later, saying we would be receiving a boxed set.
10 years 4 months ago #165039 by Kate
Replied by Kate on topic Re:2014 Ultimate Donation List
Is there a way we can go back to posting the contact information as was done in the past? It was extremely easy to see the business and contact information and I didn't have to go searching for it. It seems as if the thread went from business information and contact information to ideas on different events and how to run them.
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