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9700 Relations_Fund-raising by Charitable Organizations

Charitable organizations are defined as any benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, not-for-profit or charitable group,
association, corporation, or organization proposed to be such, which solicits and collects funds for charitable
The following criteria will be used in order to ensure equitable consideration of all requests by charitable organizations or groups to solicit funds on District premises. In this context, fund-raising shall  also include
solicitation of clothing, foodstuffs, or other products.
    A. The purpose of the fund-raising is to help alleviate an economic, health, cultural, educational, or social need
        in the school community area.
    B. The organization and/or the disbursement of funds are managed by residents of the District.
    C. The funds are not used for religious or political purposes.
    D. The organization has a definite plan for the collection and distribution of funds.
The principal shall develop a procedure which each approved organization is to follow to solicit and collect funds
within the building or on the premises. The procedure is to ensure that:
    A. Students are not involved in the solicitation and/or collection of funds;
    B. There is no disruption of the school program;
    C. No funds are left in the building overnight.
These guidelines shall apply to all fund-raising activities other than approved student fund-raising activities and
those approved for District-related organizations.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 3, 2011, 12:20 PM