This year’s Nation
Wide Remembrance Ceremony will take place on December 13, 2014, please
contact your local location leader for start times. The cutoff date for
sponsorships is December 1, 2014, please make sure that you get them in
before this date. Last minute sponsorships will be handled on a case by
case basis and you will need to contact our bookkeeping department to make
arrangements. If you submit funds that do not arrive until after the
cutoff date and you have not made arrangements with bookkeeping to have them
counted for this year they will be counted towards 2015’s event.
Your registration indicates that you have selected the $5 fundraising option.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) pays $5 to the fundraising organization for each
wreath sold if the group elects this program. We strive to make checks
available within ten days after we receive your wreath sponsorships. All
checks need to be cashed within 90 days of issuance or they will be considered
a donation to Wreaths Across America.
New for 2014 – we are using a new group ID system, your group is being assigned
a new group ID number. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we
transition to this new system that will greatly help our booking department.
ID number is: TN0008P
you have chosen to fundraise for: Middle Tennessee
1 - I HAVE ADDED OUR GROUP ID#, LOCATION ID# AND SPONSORED LOCATION
NAME TO THE 2014 WAA PDF FORMS ALREADY - THAT WAY WHEN YOU
PRINT THEM OUT YOU WON'T NEED TO PUT OUR BASE INFO ON IT, JUST THE
IDs must be on the sponsorship forms before you hand them out to
perspective donors. We cannot put your information on the forms
after we have received them. ANY sponsorship forms that do not have
a group ID number and Cemetery ID number will go into the general fund.
submit a copy of the tally sheet with each fund submission. This
will make processing your funds quicker and easier for our bookkeeping
THIS DEALS WITH CASH DONATIONS. FOR CASH DONATIONS PLEASE GIVE THEM TO RON
RILEY AT THE BASE MEETINGS AND HE WILL FILL OUT THE FORMS AND SEND THE $$ TO
3: PEOPLE CAN PAY VIA CREDIT CARD DIRECTLY TO WAA AS WELL. IF
THEY FILL IN OUR GROUP ID & LOCATION ID ON THE WAA DONATION PAGE
WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR DONATION WE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CREDITED SO THERE IS NO
NEED TO TRACK THEIR DONATIONS.
Sponsorships are(and have always been) $15 each. DO NOT sell the wreath
sponsorship for any more than or any less than this set price. You
may take monetary donations in the amount of anything that a donor wishes
to give, but when selling a direct wreath sponsorship you must not alter
the set price. If you are a “3 for 2” group please report your
wreath sales to us in the format of single wreath increments of $15 each
as our system is set up to detect a groups status by the group ID number
and will make the calculations accordingly.
- You may
start fund-raising immediately, and continue fund-raising throughout the
year where ever you find an opportunity to set up a booth or hand out
sponsorship forms. Think of creative ways to increase your groups
fundraising efforts and boost your wreath sponsorships/donations.
sponsors can go to the online “general store” to make their
donations! When they make their sponsorship through the online store
they will need your group ID and your location ID listed above.
for sponsorships/donations should be made payable to Wreaths Across
America. (We discourage sending cash through the mail, should you collect
cash please turn it into a money order or bank check before sending it in).
- If you
wish to have donors make checks payable to your group and then send one
check to Wreaths Across America that is fine, however the funds must match
the number of wreath sponsorships you are claiming. (Please
contact the bookkeeping office to find out proper procedure for submitting
funds this way).
- If you
have any sponsors wishing to make a "grave specific" request
remember it is your responsibility to make sure the wreath gets placed on
the grave in question. We will not keep track of grave specific
information at Head Quarters except for requests for specific graves at Arlington.
you choose to display a flag or flags at any of your fundraising events
please do so respectfully and follow proper flag etiquette, a brochure on
flag etiquette has been provided with this email.
remit sponsorships/donations on a bi-weekly basis. (When the cutoff
date gets closer we suggest that you send sponsorships/donations in as
frequently as possible.)
- If you
are using the program to earn funds for your group please remit all
funds. Our bookkeeping staff will send out funds earned on a
bi-weekly basis. All funds must be processed through our office.
wreaths are sent to the cemetery that you have chosen to sponsor and not
to the group (The only exceptions are the Patriot Pair and Military
Tribute Pair. Patriot Pair and Military Tribute Pair wreaths count
as one sponsorship, if your group is using the fundraising option
you will only receive $5 per Patriot Pair or Military Tribute Pair
purchase. One wreath will go to the cemetery you are sponsoring and
the second wreath will be shipped to the address provided on the form.)
we instituted the use of peer to peer fundraising pages. We are currently
working improving these pages and working out some of the kinks that were
discovered in our maiden voyage. As soon as we have determined the best
course of action we will contact all fundraising group POC’s with updated
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly and I will be
happy to assist you.
Thank you for your support,
Link to all documents
Assistant to Executive Director & Fundraising Coordinator
Wreaths Across America™
PO Box 249
4 Point Street
Columbia Falls, ME 04623