1. What is a third-party fundraiser?

    A fundraiser that is organized and run by a person, business or organization where dollars are raised to benefit The Salvation Army. A third-party fundraiser may be an event, collection drive, employee campaign, or donation of proceeds.

  2. Does The Salvation Army provide donation receptacles?

    No. We ask third-party Fund raisers to provide their own collection bins.

  3. Does The Salvation Army provide representatives (spokespersons) for the event?

    We will do our best to accommodate speaking requests. If you are interested in having someone present, please make this request on your application and we will check availability.

  4. Will The Salvation Army be able to help me organize my fundraising event?

    We can brainstorm potential ideas with you but unfortunately, we do not have the resources to assist with the details or production of your event.

  5. Can The Salvation Army assist in covering any costs associated with my event?

    Unfortunately, we do not have the funds to pay any costs associated with third-party events.

  6. Does The Salvation Army provide receipts for the donations?

    The Austin Area Command is not equipped to provide receipts to be used at your event. However, if contributors to your event make their donation using a personal check, tax receipt letters will be mailed to donors after processing. Donations made by credit card may use the monthly statement as a receipt.

  7. What are the tax benefits to me as the event organizer?

    Tax benefits apply only when individual checks for donations are made payable to The Salvation Army Austin Area Command.

  8. How should checks be made out?

    Checks may be made payable to “The Salvation Army Austin Area Command.” In the event that one person writes a check to cover the contributions made at the event, only the person/company on the check will receive gift credit per IRS guidelines.