ORGANIZE A FUNDRAISER FOR CARITAS MANILA
– be a CM Ambassador!
With ¼ of the population still living below the poverty line, Caritas Manila needs your help to make the Lord’s love and hope felt to the least, the last, and the lost in our communities.
An individual, business, community, barkada, or organization who believes in Caritas Manila’s vision and would like to support its cause but without the monetary resources yet can still help Caritas Manila by organizing their own fundraising activities. It can be an event, a project, or a sale led and organized by CM ambassadors with a little guidance from Caritas Manila staff.
Examples of fundraisers you can organize are the following
- A bake sale, lugaw-for-a-cause, or cook-off for Caritas Manila
- Organize events like film showings, concerts, fun run, etc.
- In lieu of gifts during birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and other milestone celebrations, request that a donation be made instead for Caritas Manila
- Challenge yourself – like losing pounds, sky diving, running a marathon, climbing a mountain – and asking your group of friends, families, or supporters to celebrate your personal accomplishment by donating to Caritas Manila
Raising money to support the programs of Caritas Manila is not the only help you give when you organize your own fundraiser. Through your efforts, you help build awareness of Caritas Manila and the ways the church is helping the poor help themselves to your circle of families and friends. In the process, you also help change mindsets and attitudes and inspire people to take up stewardship as a way of life. When you choose to plan a fundraiser, you also have the opportunity to incorporate your interests and creativity. We encourage you to make your fundraisers distinctly you and have fun in the process of sharing yourself and helping others.
Although Caritas Manila Ambassadors’ fundraising activities are typically organized with little involvement from our staff, we can still help out by providing the following to your fundraising activities:
- Caritas Manila roll-up tarps
- Social media support
- Help you sell tickets to our donors and volunteers
- Attend your event for documentation and donation turnover
- Attend your event to make a presentation about Caritas Manila
However, to help us prevent possible abuse from people pretending to raise funds for Caritas Manila, we ask that all Caritas Manila ambassadors fill up and submit the form below.
ORGANIZE A FUNDRAISER
CARITAS MANILA, INC.’S GUIDELINES ON ORGANIZING FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
Thank you for being a Caritas Manila Ambassador by choosing us as the beneficiary for your fundraising activity. Your support helps us do our work to reach out and make the Lord’s love, hope, and mercy felt to the least, the last, and the lost in society.
Please review the following guidelines prior to submitting your application:
1.The application should be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the holding of the fundraising activity/event.
2.Applications are required each year if your event is recurring.
3.Permission must be received from Caritas Manila to use our name in conjunction with any fundraising activities. All promotional materials must be approved by Caritas Manila office prior to distribution.
4.It should be clearly stated in promotional materials that the fundraising activity is “In Support Of” or “Proceeds To” followed by “Caritas Manila, Inc”. Caritas Manila, Inc. is not to be named as a sponsor or co-sponsor of these fundraising activities, but just as a beneficiary.
5.Caritas Manila encourages the Ambassador/organizer to issue press releases or to promote via social their fundraising activities to contribute to its success. Caritas Manila will also help promote the event through social media and our email database upon request.
6.The Ambassador/organizer must obtain the necessary government permits for their fundraising activity. The Ambassador/organizer should take the necessary steps to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Caritas Manila will not be held liable if the Ambassador/organizer is found to be in violation of any laws or regulations.
7.The Ambassador/organizer is responsible for providing the staff and volunteer support that is required for the fundraising activities. If requested, Caritas Manila will send a representative to attend the event.
8.Any requests made to third parties by the Ambassador/organizer for donations/prizes/sponsors should be made with the understanding that the Ambassador/organizer takes responsibility for the event and that Caritas Manila is just the beneficiary.
9.The Ambassador/organizer is responsible for thanking any other parties that contribute to this event as well as any volunteers at this event. Caritas Manila asks to be informed of these contributions/donations/volunteers so that we may thank contributors where appropriate or work with the organizer to do so.
10.Caritas Manila does not assume any liability for injuries, damage or theft sustained during fundraising events organized by Caritas Manila ambassadors
11.The Ambassador/organizer should deliver the proceeds from the fundraising activity/event within 30 days of the end of the fundraising activities.
12.Caritas Manila will ensure a representative is available if the Ambassador/organizer would like to have an official cheque presentation.
13.Caritas Manila reserves the right to obtain and use any photos or quotes from the fundraising activities.
14.Caritas Manila reserves the right to deny any application for a fundraising activity that does not comply with our mandate or reflect positively on our organization.