Volunteer in your community to host A “Card Signing” Table.
Its a Great Way To Support Troops and Veterans!
While you can help us by sponsoring almost any type of event, which is explained further below on this page… Primarily, we look for volunteers who want to setup and host “Card Signing” Tables in front of Walmarts, grocery stores, 7-Elevens and such… as well as setting-up at school, where they work, sporting events, community events and other public gatherings too numerous to mention them all.
One guy is signing a card while the other guy fishes through his wallet for a donation.
WHY IS FUNDRAISING IMPORTANT?
Donations are the life’s blood of many charities including NROTC. According to The National Council of Nonprofits, “Most charitable nonprofits rely upon the generosity of donors for some or all of their funding. Consequently, fundraising is an activity of major importance to the nonprofit sector.”
According to The Institute for Human Services, “All nonprofits rely on volunteers to accomplish the work they do.
According to The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), about 154,000 Veterans are homeless on a typical night in America. Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness.
According to The National Coalition For Homeless Veterans, the most effective programs for homeless and at-risk veterans are nonprofit, “veterans helping veterans” groups.
Government money, while important, is limited, and available services are often at capacity. It is critical, therefore, that nonprofit groups reach out to help provide the support, resources and opportunities that most Americans take for granted.
NROTC is doing all we can to COLLABORATE WITH THE VA and other government agencies, to reach out and help, to the best of our ability, ANY VETERAN, MILITARY OR VETERAN FAMILY IN NEED!
NROTC believes that no veteran or military family, especially a military family with young children involved, should ever find themselves living on the streets due to lack of transportation, meaningful employment or government assistance.
Setting-up at Gun & Knife Shows, Hunting, Fishing & Outdoor Expos, community festivals, ethnic festivals, boat shows, craft shows, concerts, conventions, sporting events… this list just goes on and on… is going to put you in front of more people than you will meet standing in front of a grocery store all day, not that a grocery store is all that bad.
A weekend spent at a high foot-traffic event will obviously result in more cards being signed and more donations arriving in NROTC’s Donation Box!
NROTC provides for expense reimbursement for certain expenses such as mileage at 25 cents per mile within 100 miles from your home, road tolls, initial table supplies, additional table supplies, any table setup or registration fees that may be charged by any event promoter and gratuity items purchased from NROTC or any other vendor.
Any and all reimbursements are limited to the amount in your donation container and receipts are required.
Card Signing Tables Not For You?
You can sponsor or conduct other events like bake sales, yard sales, motorcycle rides, car shows, pasta dinners, fishing tournaments, concerts, dances, bull roasts etc. Share your unique skills and hobbies while raising awareness for NROTC today.
Use Your Imagination!
Your passions and hobbies are unique so consider hosting a one-of-a-kind fundraising effort for your community pertaining to your likes or skills.
While many larger events charge a registration or table fee… THE GOOD NEWS IS… that most of these event promoters are willing to allow a nonprofit to setup a table at their event AT NO COST… or at least provide a table at extreme discount… for a military and veterans charity who is getting cards signed for our troops and hospitalized veterans while raising money to support veterans in need and their families.
It usually only takes a phone call to the event promoter to explain who we are and what we do, to obtain a discount or have the table fee completely waived!
Depending on where you live, there is probably more than one high-traffic event in your area every weekend. Finding these events and contacting the event promoter’s contact information is easy to do using the internet.
You should be able to find some good events within easy traveling distance at EventLister.com
Like To Travel?
We are excited about one fellow who is traveling the NASCAR circuit this summer hosting a Card Signing Table at every race. Being that we are a charity, many if not most major hotel and motel chains have a standard procedure of providing AT NO COST (Or providing at extreme discount)… (Comped)… rooms to traveling nonprofit fundraisers who are in their town for a night or two, to show up at conventions, trade shows, hobby and sporting events etc. Many of the major chains REQUIRE each location to provide a certain number of “comped” hours to nonprofits each year. As a nonprofit volunteer, getting rooms “comped” anywhere in the USA is usually as easy as a phone call.
RV’ers also can be “comped” temporary RV Campground stays.
Would you like to travel the country or an expanded area from home hosting our donation table at various events?
WITHOUT LODGING OR RV CAMPGROUND COSTS?
If so, we are eager to talk to you about becoming one of our ROAD WARRIORS!!!
Learn more about being a ROAD WARRIOR HERE
Schools, Senior Centers, Scouts, VFW, American Legion, Churches and More:
*Tie-In with any of the groups mentioned above… OR OTHERS… To support NROTC and get a bunch of cards signed by setting-up a table wherever or whenever there are passers-by, or by creating an event around 9/11, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day or other Veterans’ holiday.
A FEW IMPORTANT DETAILS:
1. To assure that this activity falls within any guidelines of any local volunteer or community service office, store, community or event promoter that requires LOCAL COMMUNITY SERVICE or at least wants to see that your activity has a positive impact within a local area, we see to it that a number of “Thank You For Your Service” Cards are sent to military bases within your local area and a number of “Get Well Soon” cards are sent to military and VA hospitals within your local area… LOCAL COMMUNITY SERVICE IS ASSURED!
2. Typically, you will setup your table in front of stores by appointment and store managers will sign off on your arrival and departure times. This way you will have ACCURATE & VERIFIABLE volunteer hours reports that you or NROTC can send to any Volunteer Coordinator or Supervising Authority. NOT all Volunteer Coordinators or Supervising Authorities are willing to allow their volunteers to be involved in fundraising activity.
If reporting to a Volunteer Coordinator is required, you MUST have their approval to participate in this program… PRIOR… to volunteering to do DONATION TABLE setups with us.
Refer them to this page:
We DO have a Volunteer-From-Home program that MOST Volunteer Coordinators are willing to approve…CLICK HERE
A Note For Volunteer Coordinators: We know that many Volunteer Coordinators visit this webpage to evaluate our program. We ask you to PLEASE HELP US by sending us your volunteers!
To ask questions or enroll your Agency, School or Department in our program, please call 410-687-3568
FAX any enrollment or application materials to: 443-596-0730
Email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST BE AUTHORIZED BY NROTC BEFORE DOING ANY TABLE SETUPS OR SPONSORING ANY FUNDRAISING EVENTS!
After each day of volunteering is done, count out your donations, subtract your authorized expenses and mail the difference along with those important signed cards to NROTC.
If you like, NROTC will train you on how schedule, (BOOK) your own table setups from the comfort your home.
You will have total control over how many table setups you do, the times and days, the venue and location of each.
Celebrating Over A Decade of Service