Do I have to raise $1,000 to walk? What happens if I don't?
All Walkers must have at least $1,000 in their fundraising account by the time of the event in order to participate. If you haven't reached this goal by then, you can make a donation to your fundraising account to make up the difference. If you choose, you can make a delayed donation, which allows you up to four weeks after the event to continue to fundraise.
What can your Overnight Donations do?
You can find out HERE.
Can donations be made after the Overnight has taken place?
Yes, you may continue to send in donations, even after the event has taken place.
How do I get a new copy of my donation form?
Download an offline donation form here.
If you're a registered participant, you can also log in to DonorDrive and click "View/Download Resources" and you will find a link to download the Offline Donation Form.
If I walk with a team, can we split the fundraising?
No. Each team member is responsible for raising his or her own fundraising minimum. We cannot split donations among team members.
A donation is not appearing on my DonorDrive page; what should I do?
Please allow four weeks for any mailed donations (both check and credit card donations) to post to your account. If your donation does not post within four weeks, please contact your Coach at 888-TheOvernight (888-843-6837).
Is it necessary to send a separate donation form for each donation?
Yes, in order for a donation to be processed properly it is necessary to send a separate completed donation form for each donation. Our bank will only process one check per donation form. Remember: ONE CHECK / ONE DONATION FORM.
Can I send one check to be split amongst several participants?
No, you cannot send one check to be split amongst several walkers. Our bank will only process one check per donation form. Remember: ONE CHECK / ONE DONATION FORM.
Can I mail a cash donation in with a donation form?
No, you cannot mail a cash donation in with a donation form. Our bank will not accept cash donations. For any cash donation you receive, please deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account with a completed donation form. The donation will be credited to the name on the donation form. Remember: ONE CHECK / ONE DONATION FORM.
Are donations tax deductible?
All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Registration fees are not tax deductible.
Can I accept donations in foreign currency?
Donations from donors outside the U.S. are accepted. All donations must be received in U.S. dollars. Donations from outside the U.S. may be made online if the donor has a U.S. address associated with a credit card. If the donor does not have a U.S. address, donations must be made by completing your offline donation form. The form should either contain complete credit card information or be accompanied by a check issued in U.S. dollars.
How do reccurring donations work?
Recurring donations allow donors to donate a set amount once a month for a specific amount of time. Recurring donations, once enacted, usually take about 48 hours until the first donation goes through. One can expect to see the next donation come about 30 days after the first donation has posted.
*Please note that only the incremental monthly donation will be posted to your fundraising page, not the total pledged sum.
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: AFSP or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Do donors get a receipt?
Anyone who donates will receive a receipt via email. Those who donate $250 or more and do not have an email address will receive a copy of the receipt in the mail (receipts are sent at the end of every tax quarter).The IRS accepts cancelled checks as a receipt for donations $249 and under.
A donor is requesting a tax ID number (or EIN number), what is that and how can I get it?
The Out of the Darkness Overnight is a charitable event run by AFSP, which is recognized as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The tax ID number or EIN number for AFSP is 13-3393329.
Where can I get a copy of the 501(c)(3) letter for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention?
You can download a copy of AFSP's 501(c)(3) letter here.
When I receive a donor's check, should I enter it online?
No. When you receive a donor's check, please mail it with the donation form to the address on the donation form. Remember: ONE CHECK / ONE DONATION FORM.