important info: how to support virtual tulipathon 2021 by cash, cheque OR PHONE
We're encouraging as many people as possible to fundraise for Tulipathon online this year. However, if you're still collecting money the old-fashioned way, that's OK! Print off the pledge form and start fundraising for our Tulipathon walk on Sunday, May 29, 2022!
CAN I COLLECT CASH AND CHEQUE FOR TULIPATHON THIS YEAR?
Yes, the pledge form contains the option for donors to support Tulipathon by cash and cheque. However, cheque donations are strongly preferred over cash.
You might also want to consider not collecting at all, and instead directing your donors to give to MHI directly by cheque, phone, or if necessary, cash (see "Can my sponsors donate to MHI directly?" below).
HOW CAN I GET MY PLEDGE FORMS AND MONEY TO THE MHI OFFICE?
You can bring your pledge forms and cash/cheques to the walk on May 29. If you want to continue fundraising after the walk (until the deadline on June 30), here's how you get get your collections to us:
what if my donors prefer to donate by phone?
We can accept donations over the phone by credit card. Just ask your donors to call (613) 686-1825 and indicate they wish to make a donation to Tulipathon. (The donor should also indicate if they want their donation to support the fundraising efforts of a particular individual and/or team.) If nobody picks up the phone, the donor should just leave their name and number, and a staff member will return the call as soon as possible. Please do not include any phone donations on your pledge form.
CAN MY sponsors donate to mhi directly?
If you'd rather tell your donors to issue a donation directly to MHI, that's great!
SOME OF MY DONORS WANT TO GIVE CASH/CHEQUES DIRECTLY TO ME WHILE OTHERS PREFER TO GIVE TO MHI DIRECTLY. HOW DO I HANDLE THIS?
If some of your donors give directly to MHI, do not include their names on the pledge form. Only include on the pledge form donors who gave their cash or cheques to you personally.
HOW DO I GET EXTRA COPIES OF THE PLEDGE FORM?
You can print off a copy of the pledge form using a home printer by downloading the pledge form from this page. If you don’t have a printer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 686-1825 and we’ll mail one to you.
when's the deadline to hand in my pledge forms and cheques?
We would prefer if you submitted your fundraising package by the day of the walk itself (May 29). However, we will happily accept forms and money for Tulipathon up until June 30, 2022!
is the farook tareen award still being presented this year?
You bet! The Farook Tareen Award is presented each year to the faith group that raises the most money at Tulipathon. It is named after the late Farook Tareen, who founded Tulipathon and gifted it as a fundraiser to MHI.