This will save you hours of time compared to finding all these fundraising auction item sources on your own. When requesting items for your charity auction, be prepared to provide your non-profit 501(c)(3) number. You should request item donations at least six weeks ahead of time, but some businesses want to hear from you at least 90 days before your event. Many companies also limit their donations in various ways, so it’s best to apply as early as possible. Links are to each company’s donation page. Remember that when requesting any kind of donation, you should always explain “what’s in it for them”. For the company, this would mean explaining the publicity & promotional opportunities their donation provides, the demographics of your event, estimated attendance, amounts raised in previous years, and how the funds that are raised this year will be used.
Submit local non-proﬁt charitable contribution requests through their online form.
Supports local charities in these three areas: environmental sustainability, creating local economic opportunity, or providing disaster relief.
Hilton supports non-proﬁt groups only in the communities they serve.
Each hotel works with local non-proﬁt groups in their community. See donation request directions on website.
Best Western – Submit your donation request by email and be sure to provide the requested information.