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Hair Donations

We gratefully accept hair donations from around the world!

The majority of all hair donated comes from children who wish to help other children. Please see the step-by-step guide below to learn about donating your hair.

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Specifications:

  1. We accept 10 minimum hair length (from scalp to end), however longer lengths are appreciated. We will also take 7-9 inches to make a boy’s wig or a short wig for a girl.
  2. Hair needs to be clean, and thoroughly dry. Please bundle hair in a ponytail or braid before having it cut. After securing the hair, have it cut 1 inch ABOVE the rubber band to keep the strands bundled together – this is inclusive of the 10 inches. Once it has been cut please place in a plastic bag such as a Ziploc.
  3. Layered hair is acceptable and may be divided into multiple ponytails and then cut.
  4. Hair may not be colored, chemically treated (if unsure, ask your stylist), or more than 10% gray.
  5. You may pull curly hair straight to measure the minimum 10 .
  6. Wigs 4 Kids accepts hair from all ages and all countries.
  7. Hair that was cut years ago or swept off the floor is not usable.
  8. Wigs 4 Kids does accept new human or synthetic wigs and extensions.
  9. PLEASE NOTE: Anyone may cut your hair as long as the above guidelines are followed.
  10. Go Green Salon, located inside Wigs 4 Kids, offers a consultation, haircut style for a fee to those wishing to donate their hair. 50% of the proceeds from the fee goes back to Wigs 4 Kids. For more information, call 586-772-6656.
  11. Please complete a hair donation form to send in with your hair to

Wigs 4 Kids, located at: 30126 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082. We always appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge our hair donors. The form can be included at the same time you send the hair.

Tips When Preparing Your Hair for Donation

  • Condition your hair after each shampoo to keep hair healthy.
  • If working with styling tools, you can use a leave-in conditioner to help boost protection from heat damage. Also shop around for high quality dryers and styling tools.
  • Regular brushing improves hair health! Use a Wet Brush or comb on wet hair to gently detangle it after showering. Towel dry your hair before using a blow dryer to decrease thermal damage.

How to Host a Cut-a-thon

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Cut-a-thons offer the opportunity to collect hair donations from many individuals at the same time during an event. Interested in organizing a cut-a-thon to benefit the kids? Click the button below!

Wigs 4 Kids T-Shirts

Help spread the word about donating hair! Now you’ve made the decision to donate your own hair, why not promote your experience? You can further your support by purchasing a fun Wigs 4 Kids t-shirt when you send in your hair donation. Click the pictures below to view t-shirts up close. T-shirts can be ordered on our hair donation form.

*PLEASE NOTE: Children s t-shirt sizes run small order one size up.*

Hair donation organizations Front of W4K “I Made a Difference” T-shirt in BLUE

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Hair donation organizationsFront of W4K “I Made a Difference” T-shirts in BLACK

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How else can I help?

You can sponsor the making of a wig by participating in the Cuts 4 Cash program. Collect monetary pledges from your friends family for every inch of hair you donate.

Hair Donation FAQ s

Will my ponytail make a wig?

It takes approximately 10-12 ponytails to create a wig. Ponytails are blended based on color, texture and length before being sewn into the wig cap.

Can I be certain that my hair will be used to make a wig?

The manufacturers make the selection based on several production criteria.

Can I send hair from overseas?

Yes! You can follow the guidelines above to cut and package the hair and then mail it through your local postal service.

When can I expect to receive my thank you letter?

Please allow 30 days for processing. We are grateful for all of our hair donors. When you donate your hair, you are sharing a precious gift with a child in need!

How does your hair become their hair?

  • Step One: A donor with clean dry hair secures it into a ponytail or braid, then cuts it. A minimum of 10 inches of hair is needed.
  • Step Two: The hair undergoes chemical processing at a science lab. This special treatment prepares and sanitizes hair properly.
  • Step Three: A hackle is used to carefully blend and direct the hair from root to end. Natural hair is a blend of many colors.
  • Step Four: One ponytail makes up only about 1/10 of the finished hairpiece. A blend of six to eight ounces of hair in varying shades of color ensures the natural look and feel of the child s wig.
  • Step Five: A plaster mold is made of the child s head.
  • Step Six: Once the mold is set, a liquid form is poured into the mold and allowed to dry. When the form and the mold are separated from one another, a cap that fits the size of the resulting cast is made. This cap serves as the foundation of the hairpiece. Because the child who wears the hairpiece will likely swim, shower, and sleep with it on. The design of this foundation is carefully considered and the materials from which it is made are carefully selected.
  • Step Seven: Each strand of hair is hand-tied. The hair is now designed for the child s request.

Help Make a Difference in the Life of a Child. Donate Now!

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Do You Know of a Child in Need of our Services?

We help everyone, charge nothing and turn no one away. Contact [email protected] or call 586-772-6656.

Volunteer

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Our organization would not be successful without the help and efforts of people such as yourself.

Supporting Local Families in Need

Did you know, Michigan insurance plans do not cover the cost of wigs for children?

Each wig retails between $2500-$3000 and costs Wigs 4 Kids about $800 and 16 hours of labor to provide. Thanks to our generous hair donors, we receive a medical discount from the manufacturer to create the wigs. At Wigs 4 Kids, no child is turned away and no family ever pays. Since 2003, thanks to the kindness generosity of the community, Wigs 4 Kids has changed the lives of over 4,000 children in need.

Wig Bills

Join Wigs 4 Kids and Michigan legislators pass bills encouraging insurance to recognize the need for a child to have a wig like any other prosthetic!

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Anyone can donate as long as the guidelines listed below are followed. We encourage all of our donors to go to a salon they are already familiar with to ensure their comfort when donating.

Guidelines For Acceptable Donations
  • Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process. **If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  • Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
  • We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
  • Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
Please Note
  • Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, it still greatly helps to reduce costs.
  • Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs.
  • Colored hair is not usable if it is colored over bleached hair.
  • Because Locks of Love creates custom hairpieces for each child, we are unable to accept donations of wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.

The Hair Donation Form is not required to donate hair. If you are having trouble downloading or printing the Hair Donation Form, just provide your name and address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include it in the envelope with your donation so that we may send you an acknowledgment.

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How To Donate

  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length used for a hairpiece.
  • Hair must be in a ponytail or braid before it is cut.
  • Hair must be clean and completely dry before it is mailed in.
  • Place the ponytail or braid inside of a plastic bag, and then inside of an envelope.
  • If you wish to receive an acknowledgment for your hair donation, please fill out the hair donation form, or write your name and e-mail address or mailing address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include inside the envelope. We cannot acknowledge donors who do not send their name and address according to these instructions.
  • All hair donations must be mailed to Locks of Love at: 234 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701
  • Important: When mailing your donation, please make sure that you are sending it with adequate postage. The U.S. Postal Service has notified Locks of Love that many donations are being sent without enough postage, and these packages will be returned to sender. To ensure adequate postage, please take your donation to your local post office.
  • Thank you!

You Should Know

  • In order to protect your privacy and in compliance with our Privacy Policy, Locks of Love does not provide information regarding donations that we receive. If you want to be certain of when your donation arrives at Locks of Love, please ship your package with a tracking number.
  • To serve as receipt of your donation, an acknowledgment is sent to each donor within 60 days from the date we receive your donation. Donor information must be clearly written on the hair donation form or on a full size separate sheet of paper and included with the donation.
  • If you don’t receive an acknowledgment, it doesn’t mean that we didn’t receive your package! If 2 months have gone by and you have not yet received your thank-you, please e-mail [email protected] and we will send another one right away.
  • NEW. If you would like immediate recognition for your donation, you can fill out the Locks of Love Certificate of Appreciation (PDF) with your name and date and print.
  • There is no maximum length you can donate.

Become a Volunteer

Hold your own Locks of Love event or become a Participating Salon! Download our Locks of Love Registration Packet to organize your own event or become a participating salon. Locks of Love fund raising events are going on all over the United States. If you would like to organize an event in your area, please download the registration packet and submit your information by mail or fax to (561) 833-7962.

You do NOT need the Registration Packet if you are only donating your hair.

Locks of Love is looking for volunteers in Palm Beach County to open mail and enter data. We need individuals as well as groups, including:

  • Church groups
  • Mitzvah projects
  • High School service clubs
  • Girl Scout/Boy Scout/Brownie troops
  • Or ANY group looking for a community service project

If you are from Palm Beach County, Florida and would like to donate your time at our office between the hours of 8:30-4:30 M-F, please call (561) 833-7332.

You Don’t Have to Donate Hair to Help!

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Support Us by Searching

Locks of Love was Charity of the Day on GoodSearch.com Tuesday, August 3, 2010. A new way to search! GoodSearch donates a penny every time a supporter uses the site to search the internet.

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Banner Links Show You Care:

Post this banner on your website (right click and save to hard drive) and link it to http://www.locksoflove.org or insert the following html code:

Help Us Help Others!

Tell your pediatrician or dermatologist about Locks of Love. Or, if you know a child who needs our help, please contact us with the name and address of the family. We will send an application.

If you happen to live in the Palm Beach County area, we always need helping hands to open and sort mail, enter data, and a hundred other tasks that keep us going. Call us at (561) 833-7332.

Financial Contributions

You can make a donation via check or credit card. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Locks of Love is a 501(c)3 organization and all financial contributions are tax-deductible. Please print out the following Contribution Form (PDF) and send by fax or mail.

Mail your donation

234 Southern Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Online Donations

To make an online donation to Locks of Love via Network for Good, please visit our profile.

Matching Gifts

We are so grateful to all of our donors and their corporations who help to support Locks of Love through matching gift programs. If you are submitting your contribution for a company match, please either include the paperwork with your donation when it is mailed in to Locks of Love, or simply let us know via e-mail that a donation has been made and a company match is being requested. This greatly helps Locks of Love to match your gifts quickly and efficiently. Thank you!

Disclaimer:

Locks of Love is a non-religious, non-political, not-for-profit entity. Further, Locks of Love does not take positions or align itself with any special interests. Any event taking place as part of a religious, political or any other special interest group does not reflect the views or opinions of Locks of Love.

It is Locks of Love’s mission to promote the well-being of children through its program of providing hairpieces. All events and fundraisers held on behalf of Locks of Love should uphold and reflect the mission and desire to help disadvantaged children.

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The Importance of Email Mailing List of Non Profit Organizations

A non-profit organization is a term given to a group organized for purposes other than making profit. Since it serves the public interest, it is tax-exempt. Generally, the purpose of this sort of organization must be charitable, religious, educational, literary or scientific.

Email Mailing List of Non Profit organizations is very useful to those who supply to or network with non-profit organizations.

We are in the modernization era where technology is fast-paced. Thankfully, it has many advantages and among the major ones is that it is giving us power to connect and provide the needs of people in mere seconds. Email mailing list makes every business reachable through emailing. Using a single platform, you can connect with thousands of people which make communication easy and cost-effective.

Email has become such an important means of communication for non-profit organizations. This is because of the fact that organizations that interact with each component in related terms find it easier to nurture both affinity and support. There is no other communication channel that offers the benefits that email does. Present donors tend to spend more time online, and as such, they expect personalized, easy to consume, and up-to-date information. This is important for greater response.

Thousands of nonprofits use email marketing every day in drumming up support for their issues. Besides, they use it to rally volunteers and advocates and provide donors with easier, faster, and more efficient ways to make financial contributions. As they invest in great email marketing, their supporters invest in them and their worthy causes. An Email Mailing List of Non Profit Organizations is a valuable tool for businesses. It is not only cheaper but is useful in gaining potential customers for sales and marketing purposes.

In order to indulge your customers more, it is important to come up with simple but positive rules. For instance, you should have a simple but attractive subject line. This is very helpful when it comes triggering the reader to engage on following of what you have to offer. Boring, wordy, vague and ugly content will not help build a sustainable organization. To attract more customer attention, it is crucial to have informative material and adhere to your main subject. A reader doesn’t need much effort to block your messages or unsubscribe them if what you are offering is boring. Having up-to-date and accurate Email Mailing List of Non Profit Organizations is important to avoid junk mail.

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Charities Email Addresses: You Need Their Help Too!

Do you have a knack for organizing events? Do you have soft spot for the less fortunate? If your answer to these two questions is yes, then you must start organizing events of charitable institutions. You’ll certainly enjoy this job because it can serve as an outlet for your compassionate heart, creativity and passion for planning. But being an event organizer isn’t that easy. There are several qualities that you must incorporate to your entity in order to come up with neat and enjoyable events.

In order to become successful in this field, you must have a wide network. It is critical that you know numerous people in different places working in different fields. Each of them might be able to contribute in various ways to the success of any event you are organizing. Having a mailing list in different niches can be helpful to you. Sending emails that news which might interest them such as discounted airfares and concert tickets, freebies, raffles or any titbit related to their field can expand your reach. A connection will be formed once they start responding to your emails, and this connection might be useful to you in the future. If they don’t respond, do not be discouraged, because your efforts are in vain. Since you’re mailing them frequently, they’ll remember you once they need an organizer.

You’ll also need charities email addresses because they are your main target. Charities often hold events to open facilities, raise funds and increase awareness of certain topics. And they need somebody who is tremendously particular with details and shares the same vision. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to find a mailing list of charities these days. You can get one from a reliable source online. Once you have it, you can start broadening your reach to different parts of the country or of the globe.

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What are some major companies that donate to nonprofits?

Some major companies that have donated substantially to nonprofits are Apple, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks and Walmart. Corporations make philanthropic contributions by matching employee donations, by providing individual or team volunteer grants, by hosting charitable campaigns, or by providing charities with cash or in-kind donations.

What are some well-known Fortune 50 companies?

What are some major companies that sponsor philanthropy events?

Apple has raised over $78 million in its employee donation matching program. The money is donated to local museums, schools, zoos and other organizations throughout the San Francisco area. The company also has a Global Volunteer Program that allows employees to do charitable work in their communities. Apple employees are regular volunteers at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy and AIDS/LifeCycle events.

The Internet giant Google provides money and in-kind donations to many worthy causes including Google Impact Challenge, a charity that helps disabled persons; Regional Google Impact Challenges, which is a program that helps nonprofits realize their goals; Bay Area Giving, a nonprofit that combats homelessness; and disaster relief. Google also provides support and funding for technology-promoting organizations such as Code for America, Roberta, Bletchley Park, and Trinity College, Dublin.

Microsoft is well known for its annual giving campaigns. Every October, the company hosts over 300 charitable events including 5k runs and auctions. In 2014, the tech company provided 86,000 organizations spread across 125 countries with technology donations.

Starbucks has a Partner Match Program that provides individual volunteer grants to its U.S. and Canadian employees. The program’s graduated scale offers $250 for 25 to 49 hours of volunteer work and $1,000 for 100 or more hours of volunteer work.

Walmart gives more than $1.3 billion annually to organizations around the world through its grant programs and volunteer grant programs for employees. The corporation’s priorities include environmental sustainability, food security, women’s issues, disaster relief and community development.


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Research about Corporate Giving

If you are interested in how businesses are supporting charities and nonprofits, this page highlights key findings from Imagine Canada s Business Contributions to Communities research suite along side other key reports.

Key Findings

  • 50% of all businesses agree that businesses and nonprofits can mutually benefit from a collaborative relationship to contribute to their communities
  • Retail trade companies are the most likely to donate good or products (77%)
  • 97% of large businesses support the community through cash donations, compared to only 76% of all businesses
  • Social service and health (excluding hospital) organizations are the most likely to receive funding from any business in Canada (66% of all businesses support these types of organizations)
  • Large corporations are more likely than the rest of the business community to do sponsorship and cause marketing (63% of large businesses vs. 17% of all businesses)
  • Real estate and leasing companies are the most likely to make sponsorships to charities and non-profit organizations (21%)
  • Wholesale trade companies are the most likely to purchase from charities and non-profit organizations (19%)
  • 82% of all businesses agree that it’s very or somewhat important to contribute to the community because it’s a good thing to do, irrespective of the financial returns to the company. (source: Business Contributions to Community ( BCTC ), Imagine Canada. 2007)

Reports from the Business Contributions to Community initiative

Insights for Strategic Corporate Fundraising, published in 2010, is the latest report of the BCTC study. It takes a closer look at the different industry sectors and how they differ in their community investment practices. The report examines the different organizations and types of support each industry sector is most likely to provide to help charities and non-profit organizations better prospect corporations for funding. By understanding how and where the various industry sectors focus their corporate giving programs, charities and nonprofits are better able to tailor their corporate fundraising efforts to get the specific types of support they need.

Corporate Community Investment Practices, Motivation Challenges: Findings from the Canada Survey of Business Contributions to Community is the second report to come out of this study. This 2007 report focuses on the 93 large corporations in the study and compares their community investment practices to those of the rest of the Canadian business community. This report is available for sale in print-form only, members of Imagine Canada may borrow this resource from our library. Download the executive summary to read more!

Business contributions to Canadian communities : findings from a qualitative study of current practices (2007) presents the findings of phase 1 of the study. This report on the literary review and roundtable consultations is a great base for building knowledge about Canadian corporate community investment practices.

Presentations

  • Corporate Community Investment Practices, Motivations and Challenges: Findings from the Canada Survey of Business Contributions to Community (2010). Learn about how corporations view charitable and non-profit organizations and what drive businesses to work with them. Understand how charities can improve their chances of receiving support from a business!
  • Trends in business contributions to nonprofits (2008). Learn about the trends in business contributions to nonprofit organizations and how you can use these trends to work better with businesses.
  • Nonprofit Sponsorship : a presentation for businesses! (2009) The answers to seven key questions about corporate sponsorship for the nonprofit sector, including why businesses should work with nonprofits, what the current corporate sponsorship landscape is like and how to maximize the benefits of nonprofit sponsorship.

We would like to acknowledge the EnCana Corporation for their generous support of the BCTC research initiative. Click here for the media release.


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The Most Popular Corporate Giving Programs for Nonprofits

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Do you still think of corporations as stuffy places that your nonprofit needs to beg for support?

If so, you re woefully out of date. Today businesses spend almost as much time thinking about how to be good citizens as about their profits.

That s because we all expect it. Companies take their corporate social responsibilities seriously and actively look for ways to be good for the planet, their communities, and to help their employees become good citizens too.

That is such good news for nonprofits. Every organization’s revenue stream is different, but, for most, at least a portion of fundraising comes from corporate support. In fact, in 2015, five percent of overall charitable giving came from corporations. Furthermore, that percentage increased 3.9 percent over the prior year. (GivingUSA 2016)

Besides traditional corporate grants, which you apply for directly through a company’s grantmaking arm, corporations offer a variety of programs to give back to communities where their employees live and work.

You might be surprised at the number of ways that corporations spread around their corporate giving dollars. Here are some of the most popular programs.

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Is your organization stretched thin? Do you have an extensive list of projects that you’d like to tackle in the coming months, but don’t have the people power?

If so, perhaps you should look into pro bono opportunities offered by local companies. Take a look at your pool of supporters, and I’m sure you’ll find donors, parents, members, or volunteers who work in nearly every industry.

Need to update your website? One of your supporters probably has a strong IT background.

Do you have an upcoming fundraising event? Perhaps you can engage a local marketing firm to help design marketing materials.

In almost all cases, professional firms who specialize in each area can do a better job with less effort than you can on your own.

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Employee matching gift programs allocate corporate dollars to causes that their employees enjoy supporting.

Corporations do this by matching donations to those nonprofits that their employees support. Typically, companies with these programs match donations dollar for dollar — effectively doubling employee contributions. It’s a win-win situation for everyone:

  • Employees can increase their donations to organizations they care about.
  • Nonprofits receive additional funding without having to attract new donors.
  • Corporations can offer a benefit that employees appreciate, receive tax benefits, and can give back to a diverse set of nonprofits.

A bottoms-up approach like matching gifts works well for corporate philanthropy. With over 65 percent of Fortune 500 companies offering these programs, including many of the nation’s leading employers, you ll find that many of your donors or members work for companies that match their donations.

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Does your organization rely on volunteers? If so, some of them may be eligible to participate in their employers’ dollar for doer programs.

These are grant programs set up by corporations to encourage their employees to volunteer within their communities. Although not as prevalent as matching gift programs, almost 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer a volunteer grant program.

Typical grants range from $10 – $15 per volunteer hour as long as an employee volunteers with the organization on a regular basis (for instance, 20 hours in a year).

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Many companies offer employees a few paid release days each year, allowing an employee or many employees to spend a day or two volunteering during regular work hours.

Your organization should consider raising awareness about paid-release days especially if you have significant fundraising events coming up. Find major businesses in your area with paid release days and ask supporters who work at those companies to request a day off to help your organization.

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Although most companies give cash donations, some companies prefer to give back to communities in other ways. For example, a manufacturing company can offer a greater benefit to organizations through product donations rather than cash contributions.

Food manufacturers often give their products to a food bank. Lumber companies give building materials to charities such as Habitat for Humanity. On a more local level, make sure you’re asking local businesses to sponsor events.

Also, create a wish-list of items that your organization needs. Think about some of the things your organization plans to purchase in the upcoming months and see if local businesses can give them.

For instance, does your office need to upgrade your computers? If so, many companies may be willing to donate their older equipment.

Although it’s tough to get what your organization needs at the precisely the right moment, publicizing your wish-list makes it more likely you ll receive these donations. And make sure to share these needs with board members who are well connected in the community.

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Companies that donate to non profit organizations

Could your organization benefit from a large volunteer event? If so, you should consider partnering with a local corporation to create a company-wide day of service.

These events require great pre-event coordination, but if you can pull it off, your organization can benefit from a large group of skilled volunteers. As an added benefit, companies also frequently provide funding for these events.

Be sure to design appropriate sized chunks of work that can be finished by groups of company employees in a single day.

Companies that donate to non profit organizations

How many times have you gone to a movie theater or grocery store and been asked to donate $1 to a worthy cause?

Many of the largest retail, grocery, and food chains partner with national nonprofits. But it’s also an excellent opportunity for smaller local organizations. Such programs are often called checkout charity campaigns because consumers give at the cash register when checking out.

The easiest way to start a program is to take a look at your donor list or board of directors to see who owns or runs a local company. He or she is already passionate about the cause and may be willing to set up a checkout campaign. These programs are also an excellent way to improve your organization’s visibility.

The bottom line is that there are many ways your organization can tap into corporate giving programs. So gather your staff and start brainstorming how to increase the amount of money you raise from companies in your community.


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    Nonprofit Corporations: Not all non-profit organizations are filed with the Secretary of State. Many, but not all, non-profit organizations choose to incorporate. A nonprofit corporation is created by filing a certificate of formation with the secretary of state in accordance with the Texas Business Organizations Code ( BOC ). Nonprofit corporation means a corporation no part of the income of which is distributable to members, directors, or officers [BOC, Section 22.001(5)]. A nonprofit corporation may be created for any lawful purpose, or purposes permitted by the BOC. Not all nonprofit corporations are entitled to exemption from state or federal taxes.

    Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations: Section 252.001 of the BOC defines an unincorporated nonprofit association as an unincorporated organization consisting of three or more members joined by mutual consent for a common, nonprofit purpose. All unincorporated nonprofit associations, whether or not the entities are tax exempt, are subject to the provisions of the Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act, Chapter 252 of the BOC. The Act addresses a limited number of major issues relating to nonprofit associations; namely, the authority of the nonprofit association to acquire, hold and transfer property in its own name; the authority to sue and be sued as a separate legal entity; and the contract and tort liability of an association’s officers and its members. If you need further information regarding these provisions or how they might affect your association, you should contact your own legal counsel.

    An unincorporated nonprofit association may, but is not required to, file with the secretary of state a statement appointing an agent authorized to receive service of process on behalf of the nonprofit association. The filing of the statement does not represent the creation of the nonprofit association; it simply provides a method for a nonprofit association to receive notice of any lawsuit brought against it.

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    Neither a nonprofit corporation nor an unincorporated nonprofit association is automatically exempt from federal or state taxes.

    To become exempt, a nonprofit organization must meet certain requirements and apply with both the Internal Revenue Service and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

    • Federal Taxes – IRS Charities Nonprofits page
      • To attain a federal tax exemption as a charitable organization, your certificate of formation must contain a required purpose clause and a dissolution of assets provision.
      • IRS Stay Exempt: tax information for 501(c)(3) organizations
      • IRS Publication 557 (PDF, 1.06mb), Tax Exempt Status for your Organization.
      • Life Cycle of a Public Charity: sample organizational documents and IRS filings
      • Questions about federal tax-exempt status? Contact the IRS Exempt Organizations Section at 877-829-5500.
      • IRS Form 1023 (PDF) application for recognition of exemption and instructions (PDF).
      • Information about Form 990-N reporting requirements for small tax-exempt organizations whose gross receipts are normally $50,000 or less.
    • State Taxes – Comptroller of Public Accounts Exemption page
      • Comptroller Guidelines to Texas Tax Exemptions page.
      • Exemption Forms.
      • Questions about state tax-exempt status? Review the comptroller s FAQs or contact the comptroller s Exempt Organizations Section by phone at (800) 531-5441 or (512) 463-4600 or by email.

    Texas Nonprofit Resources

    • Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations: A gathering place for all nonprofits within the state of Texas.
    • Texas Business Advisor: The Texas Business Advisor provides links to various sites that may be of assistance to non-profit associations.
    • Charitable Trust Section of the Office of the Attorney General
    • Texas C-BAR: Community Building with Attorney Resources provides free legal assistance to Texas non-profit organizations.
    • OneStar Foundation – OneStar promotes service and volunteerism, forges effective public and private partnerships, and works to increase the performance of non-profit organizations.

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    Entrepreneurs looking to start a new small business have a wide range of decisions to make before they begin. One of the most basic decisions is whether to enter the for-profit or nonprofit sector. For-profit and nonprofit organizations have much in common, but there are significant differences between the two. Familiarizing yourself with each type of organization can help you to decide which direction to take in your entrepreneurial career.

    Significance

    The most fundamental difference between nonprofit and for-profit organizations is the reason they exist. For-profit companies are generally founded to generate income for entrepreneurs and their employees, while nonprofits are generally founded to serve a humanitarian or environmental need. Nonprofit organizations channel all of their income into programs and services aimed at meeting people amp;#039;s unmet or under-met needs, such as food, water, shelter and education, or towards other issues such as deforestation and endangered species. For-profit companies offer products and services that are valued in the marketplace, choosing to distribute profits between owners, employees, shareholders and the business itself.

    Features

    Sales revenue, in the form of cash and receivables, is the life-blood of for-profit organizations. These companies rely on earned income and credit arrangements with lenders and suppliers to finance their operations. Nonprofits, on the other hand, rely almost entirely on donations and grants from individuals, government entities and organizations. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations amp;#039; income source determines, to a large extent, how the company can use its money. Since nonprofit income comes from donors, nonprofits are expected to utilize their funding in a way that maximizes benefits to their targeted recipients. Since for-profits earn their own income and pay their own debts, they have much more ethical leeway as to how they spend money.

    Tax and Liability Considerations

    For-profit companies are taxed in a number of ways, depending on their form of organization. Small businesses, for example, are usually sole proprietorships and partnerships. The IRS treats the income from proprietorships and partnerships as personal income, and the owners are held personally liable for all business debts. Nonprofit organizations can register for income-tax exemption under section 501(c)3 of the tax code. Contributors to nonprofit organizations are offered tax incentives for their donations as well. According to the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), nonprofit organizations are treated as legal entities for tax purposes, leaving company founders not liable for organizational debts.

    Hybrid Organizations

    Recent years have seen a melding of for-profit and nonprofit business models, as nonprofits seek to stabilize their income and for-profits seek to give something back to the community. Goodwill Industries, for example, is a nonprofit organization that accepts clothing donations, then sells the clothing in for-profit retail stores, using the income to grow the organization and fund programs and services for needy families. Chick-fil-A, as another example, is a for-profit restaurant chain that channels a large portion of its earned income into its own charitable activities.

    Human Resources Considerations

    Workforces look quite different between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. For-profit companies are staffed with salaried and hourly employees, with the occasional unpaid intern. Nonprofits, on the other hand, usually employ a small workforce and a large corps of volunteers. Procedures for hiring and firing, as well as employee motivation, communication and direction techniques vary considerably between salaried employees and volunteers.


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