for thinking of McNamara Florist regarding your upcoming event or
so many real needs and so many worthwhile opportunities to help. Every
year we give hundreds of items valued at thousands of dollars to support
the communities we serve but there are significantly more requests than
we can possibly help with. There are simply limits to what we can do.
following are some guidelines to help you understand our policies and
corporate giving guidelines:
We require 4-6 weeks MINIMUM lead time to review requests; our
committee that reviews requests only meets a few times a year. There may
be further delays due to the seasonality of our business. Sorry but we
cannot “rush” and will not consider requests with shorter response
ALL requests must be submitted on our “Donation Request” form in
addition to any collateral support you may wish to include in your
request. The Donation request form may be found on our website at
‘www.mcnamaraflorist.com’ or you can call us to request one at
317/579-7900. Form or standardized letters will not be considered.
We primarily support local organizations and give preference to
We DO NOT give to second party fundraisers – if your group is
holding a fundraiser for “United Way”. For example we generally cannot
support those activities financially as we will support the benefiting
We try to practice rotational giving so if we cannot help you
this year because of limited availability we may be able to in the
future if you qualify.
There are many events and organizations that duplicate services
and overlap. For example we support numerous Breast Cancer events and if
we have committed to some support benefiting that cause already we may
be unable to help your specific event.
Since we have so many requests we generally give smaller more
frequent support such as auction items. Rather than give a very limited
number of larger gifts to fewer organizations.
We generally do not provide cash sponsorships.
We offer discounts to qualified organizations that need event
decorations but do not generally donate décor outright for events.
Preference is given to established McNamara customers in the
markets we serve.
thank you for thinking of McNamara Florist. We are proud to be a locally
owned company and do what we can to be a good community citizen. There
are limits to what we can give and the number of requests we receive is
truly overwhelming; we simply cannot help them all.
Farris, AAF, AIFD
McNamara is proud to offer several ways to assist
non-profit organizations and groups.
In order to qualify for our fundraising opportunities, an organization
must quality as a nonprofit in one of the following ways: