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Give Where You Live FAQ

# What is Give Where You Live? 
Spandana's Give Where You Live is year end giving campaign. Main objective of this program is to provide a platform to Indian community and encourage and involve them in local giving. 
 
# Do you issue volunteer hours certificates to kids who participate in this campaign
Yes.  This campaign is primarily intended for kids. Spandana Foundation will issue volunteer hours certificates to all the kids involved in this campaign and recommend them for President's Voluntary Service Award (PVSA) also. 
 
# What is the Venue, Date and Time Give Where You Live is conducted?
Please make a note that this is an online campaign. However regional teams will meet together to consolidate all the contributions and disburse to selected public schools, fire stations and Homeless at their convenience on or before Dec-31st. 
# Who is eligible to participate in this campaign? 
Anyone. Everyone who is interested to give locally. 
# How to participate in this campaign? 
Participation in this campaign has been defined at 2 levels.  
Join an existing team as team member: Spandana Foundation stated regional teams like GWYL-NYNJPA for NYNJPA region. We will add public schools / fire stations in this team time to time. Click on Join Team on this page on right hand side to be a fundraiser. You will have your own fundraiser page with your photo and all your donors will be listed on your page. Choosing this option means, you don't get to select your public school / fire station. However you could always suggest Spandana Foundation to add your choice. 
Start a new team with your friends and family: You are free to choose your own fire station / public school. We will set up a team page for you and your cause. Email us at spandana@spandana.org. 
# Any other instructions to start our own team and support our own public school / fire station / homeless? 
Yes. You need to comply with the following:
  1. Minimum 3 or more team members in your team
  2. Talk to public school / fire station , explain the initiative to them and take their consent
  3. Invite their contact to thanksgiving lunch to collect the check. Make it mandatory as much as possible. 
  4. Ability to raise a minimum of $1000
  5. Team will have to handover the check to beneficiary in care if they are not attending thanksgiving lunch on any other day
  6. Formal letter from the public school / fire station acknowledging the donation
  7. Provide Photos / videos if you handed over the check 
 
# Is there any deadline to to participate in this campaign?  
No. You can join any time as this is just an online campaign. 

 

# I know one business firm who is interested to sponsor the event. What are next steps? Will it be considered under my fundraiser page? 

Please let us know  sponsor details at spandana@spandana.org. We will get in touch with them. Yes. All the contributions that you raise in different channels will be added to your fundraiser page. We will enter it as an offline donation on your page. 

# One of my friend is willing to give check/cash donation only. How to add that entry in my fundraiser page? 

Please let us know the donation details at spandana@spandana.org. Our volunteers will enter it as an offline donation on your page. Checks should be favoring Spandana or Spandana Foundation and mail the checks to: Spandana Foundation , 1146 Yorkshire Dr, Breinigsville, PA-18031. You can hand over all the cash donations to any of our core volunteers.  

 

 

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