Fundraising Guidelines and Details
We truly appreciate your interest in helping to raise awareness about our work. We ask that you please keep our mission and reputation in mind by adhering to the following guidelines during the planning and execution of your fundraiser. Click here to get started >>
The individual or business hosting the fundraiser/event is responsible for its organization and execution, including the payment for and obtainment of all permits, licenses and any insurance or liability coverage.
The net amount or percentage that will be donated to the Texas LODD Task Force should be clearly stated on promotional materials. If the Texas LODD Task Force is not the recipient of all event proceeds, please indicate on promotional materials the exact percentage or dollar amount that benefits the Texas LODD Task Force. Example: 70% of proceeds go to the Texas LODD Task Force.
All donation solicitations, including those from corporations, for gifts of $5,000 or more must be cleared by the Texas LODD Task Force before they are made. Checks from fundraising proceeds should be made payable to the Texas LODD Task Force and must submitted directly to the organization within 30 days of the date of the event.
Please call 832-647-6770 with any questions regarding how to make your donation.
All fundraising-related publicity in which the Texas LODD Task Force’s name and/or logo is used must be approved by the Texas LODD Task Force before distribution to the public.
When referring to the organization in print or media, the name “the Texas LODD Task Force” must be used, never just “Task Force or LODD.” For legal purposes, the Texas LODD Task Force’s name may only be included in the fundraising title as the beneficiary of the event. For example, your event may not be titled “the Texas LODD Task Force’s Stand Up Comedy Show,” but rather it should be promoted as “Stand Up Comedy Show to benefit the Texas LODD Task Force.”
HOW THE TEXAS LODD TASK FORCE CAN HELP
We would love to help make your fundraiser a success, and here are some ways that we can contribute to your fundraising efforts:
Provide a logo and approve of logo usage (when appropriate)
Send you informational materials to distribute, such as the Texas LODD Task Force brochures and pamphlets
Provide our Tax ID number for donation purposes
Lend you an official Texas LODD Task Force donation box to collect donations
Note: If you expect your fundraiser to exceed $5,000, please contact the Texas LODD Task Force for additional promotional and sponsorship opportunities.
WHAT THE TEXAS LODD TASK FORCE IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE
Access to our mailing list and/or vendors
Promotion of your event or product through our social media outlets Any city license fees or applications associated with your event, including a raffle license
Sales tax exemption letter Insurance or liability coverage
Guaranteed on-site representation of Texas LODD Task Force staff or volunteers
TRIBUTES AND MEMORIALS
If you want to send a donation and card in honor of a person, pets or special occasions, please visit our Tributes and Memorials Section.
Learn more about giving through your corporation and about our corporate partnership programs in our Corporate Giving Section.
WHERE TO SEND DONATIONS
If you receive cash, please deposit the cash to your own bank account and in turn, make an online donation to your own page or mail a check on the donor or event's behalf.
Please send check donations to: the Texas LODD Task Force, Attn: Create Your Own Fundraiser, PO Box925, Friendswood, TX 77546.
Make checks payable to the Texas LODD Task Force, print "Create Your Own Fundraiser" and your FULL NAME in the memo section of the check.
If you want to set up a fundraiser but do not want to use these online tools, you simply need to download and fill out this pdf to get started: Community Partner Proposal Form.
Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Texas LODD Task Force
Attn: Create Your Own Fundraiser
PO Box 925
Friendswood, TX 77546
Please call 832-647-6770 with any questions.