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Where do I get a pledge form?
A pledge form is sent to you via email automatically when you register for the WALK. Additional pledge forms can be found by visiting the Tools area of the website.
Who do cheques get made out to?
Please make cheques payable to 'Coldest Night of the Year' and write the name of the walker or team you are supporting on the memo line.
Is this a fundraiser?
Absolutely! Walkers are encouraged to raise funds and work hard to achive their fundraising goal.
How do I raise money?
Once you register online you can use the online fundraising system to send your friends and family a link to your personal fundraising page. There, they can give to you securely online by credit card. Alternately, you can download a pledge form, print it out and ask people face-to-face for support. For more information on raising money, visit the Tools area.
What do I do with the cash and cheques I collect?
Keep them safe till WALK day - that's when you will present them with your pledge sheet during check-in.
What do I do if a cheque gets written out to me rather than the WALK?
Deposit the cheque in your bank account, then bring cash on WALK day, making sure you've recorded the donor name on your pledge sheet or online using the fundraising system. You can also pay the donation online with your own credit card in the name of the donor who gave you the cheque.
What do I do with money that comes in after the WALK?
All post-WALK cheques can be mailed directly to 260-659 King St. East, Kitchener, ON, Canada, N2G 2M4
Do all donors get a charitable receipt?
No, donations of cash and cheques of less than $20 are not receipted in order to minimize event-processing expenses. However, all online credit card donations are receipted regardless of amount.
When do donors get receipts?
Online donors who give securely with their credit cards get e-receipts within minutes of their donations. Donors who give cheques or cash are receipted within 60 days of the event by regular post (for donations of $20 or more).
How do I post pledges of cash of cheques?
Sign in to your personal fundraising page. Click Manage Cash or Cheques in the side column, and then carefully type in the details of your donors' gifts or pledges (including their email address if you have it).
Note: No donor is ever contacted or solicited by the WALK, other than during the acknowledgement of their online donation, or when we mail them their receipt after the event.
When do I check-in?
Check-in for ALL walkers opens at 4 pm and closes at 6 pm. Walkers should have their pledge forms and any cash and cheques filled out and ready to go when they arrive.
What do I do with my cash and cheques?
Enter all of the donor information online in your personal fundraising page under "Manage Cash and Cheques" (you can print that whole list out and bring with you on WALK day too!). Bring all cash and cheques made payable to Coldest Night of the Year with you. They will be processed with you at check-in.
I'd like to pay my cash donations by personal cheque or credit card. Can I do this?
Definitely! Once you've recorded your cash donations online, you can pay them through our website with your personal credit card to avoid lugging an envelope filled with cash around. Sign-in to your personal fundraising page and click on "Manage Cash or Cheques". Scroll down to your list of pledges and click on the pledges you wish to pay, then click 'pay'. This will take you to a payment gateway to complete the transaction.
If you'd like to pay with personal cheque, be sure to enter your cash pledges online and then total your cash donations. Write out your cheque to "Coldest Night of the Year" and mark your name on the memo line. Bring this with you on WALK day with your completed list of pledges, and you're all set.
Is there a registration fee for the WALK? Is the fee for teams or individuals?
There is no registration fee for teams as a whole, but instead it works on an individual basis, and the fee is waived after a certain amount is raised by each participant.
If you are 18+ years of age and raise less than $150, the registration fee is $25.
If you are 10-17 years of age, and you raise less than $75, the registration fee is again $25.
If you are under 10 years of age, the registration fee is waived.
On average, walkers raise about $250 each, and most donors give around $40-$50, so it's a reachable goal!
I need to cancel my registration as a participant in your event - how do I do that?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll take care of it for you.
Note: if you have collected cash or cheque pledges, please ensure that all donor names and addresses are carefully posted online in your fundraising centre. Don't send cash in the mail. Pay for cash with a personal cheque from you (or pay by credit online). Send all cheques with your pledge sheet (if applicable) to Blue Sea Philanthropy, 260-659 King St. East, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2M4, Attn: Coldest Night of the Year
Do my children need to pay the registration fee?
For children under the age of 10, the registration fee of $25 is waived. For children aged 10-17, the $25 registration fee applies if they raise less than $75. As each donor gives $40-50 on average, this is definitely doable. Ask grandma and grandpa, teachers, neighbours - one dedicated evening of fundraising should do the trick.
I received a notification email that someone donated to my personal fundraising page! How do I thank them?
First of all, don't hit "reply" to that notification email - that just goes to us. (We might giggle at you.) To thank your donors, you can log in to your personal page, click on "Fundraising", then click on "Thank and Manage Sponsors". Click on the envelope graphic next to your donor's name to send them a quick thank-you note. It's good etiquette (your Grandmother would be proud!), and a great way to connect with your donors on a personal level.
I've chosen to pay the $25 registration fee. Will I receive a charitable tax receipt?
No - the $25 registration fee (which is required for adults over the age of 18 who raised less than $150, or youth aged 10-17 who raised less than $75) is NOT tax-deductible.
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