Thank you for your interest in fundraising for Lumina Alliance! We believe that everyone has a role to play in supporting survivors in our community. As an individual or business fundraiser, you are playing a critical role in ensuring that crisis response and healing services remain accessible at no cost to those in need. Below you will find information on the various ways that you can fundraise to support our organization, as well as information on marketing, co-branding, and promotion related to your fundraising efforts or donation.
Options for Fundraising
Cash donations make the greatest impact on our work by allowing our staff to meet our funding priorities and fulfill ever-changing needs as they arise.
Our mailing address is P.O. Box 125, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Cash donations are tax-deductible. Lumina Alliance’s Federal Tax ID is #95-337-0729.
Donations of gift cards allow us to empower survivors giving them the power to make decisions about what they are buying and why. In this way, we can give survivors a renewed sense of control over their lives.
Gift cards from Target, Walmart, gas stations and grocery stores are always needed, always used, and demand for gift cards always increases.
Gift cards can be dropped off at our Admin offices in San Luis Obispo or Paso Robles, or mailed to our P.O. Box.
San Luis Obispo Office: 51 Zaca Ln Ste 150, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Paso Robles Office: 1030 Vine St., Paso Robles, CA 93446
Mailing Address: PO Box 125, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
All item donations must meet needs listed in the Lumina Alliance Donation Needs list.
All in-kind donation drop-off must be scheduled with a Lumina Alliance staff member to ensure someone will be able to receive the donation. Please email [email protected] to schedule a drop-off time.
For in-kind donations, please provide either a copy of the receipt of goods purchased or a spreadsheet listing each item being donated and the monetary value of each item, especially for bulk donations.
Interested in fundraising to make a difference while spreading awareness about our work? Hosting an online fundraising campaign on Facebook is a great way to do it! Leverage your friend network to raise much needed financial support, and connect people to Lumina Alliance and our mission. You may have friends in your network who are not aware of our services and could benefit from them. This is a way to spread the word by showing your commitment to local survivors.
If you do not have Facebook or would prefer to host a fundraiser off of Facebook, contact us at [email protected] to request a personalized fundraising page that you can share with others. We also have specific peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities during the year that you are invited to join. Reach out to learn more.
Local businesses are welcome to support Lumina Alliance services through their unique fundraising promotions and events. These fundraisers often look like offering a percentage of sales during a specific period to Lumina Alliance. Some businesses may choose to promote a particular product in this same way, or they may raffle a product to everyone who donates during a specific timeframe. A business may also host online promotions that seek to grow their social media presence and ours, while raising money and supporting local survivors. We encourage creativity and would be happy to learn more about your plans. We will also gladly share the promotional materials you create based on the Co-Branding & Promotion guidelines below. We ask that any business promotions clearly state the percentage of proceeds to be donated and the promotion timeframe on any materials shared.
If you are interested in fundraising by selling a t-shirt to members of your group, business, or organization this is easy to do through Bonfire. Submit your t-shirt design to us for pre-approval, by emailing the image to [email protected]. The rest of the sale is facilitated by Bonfire which is a third party t-shirt company. We cannot offer customer support for Bonfire store order questions, but the proceeds will be delivered directly to Lumina Alliance based on the number of items sold.
Co-Branding & Promotion of Community Fundraisers
Community fundraisers are invited to use our logo to promote their event with pre-approval. The logo usage must adhere to our brand guidelines and the logo files are available for download on this site as well. Please submit your marketing materials for approval before use, by emailing [email protected].
Lumina Alliance is able to help promote your public fundraiser, upon request. For Lumina Alliance to promote a 3rd party fundraiser online, we need to receive information about the event and sample promotional materials by the 10th day of the month prior. For example, if your event is in January, we need to have the event details and promotional materials by the 10th of December. We will review the event and materials for co-branding & promotion approval. Pre-approved event materials and fundraisers are encouraged to use our logo for co-branding and we will also promote the event online. Logo usage must adhere to our brand guidelines.
If your fundraiser is not approved for co-branding & promotion, we will let you know within 2-3 business days, and you are still more than welcome to host the event, but we won’t be able to promote it on our channels.
Fundraisers approved for co-branding can be listed on our website’s upcoming events page and be included in our newsletter.
All approved fundraisers will be added to our social media calendar to run twice before the event day if we receive a minimum two weeks prior notice. We also encourage you to tag us in your posts or stories, and if we are online and able to, we will share those on our stories. Story sharing is available as our capacity allows, and isn’t guaranteed.
If you are interested in a promotional photo opportunity to recognize your fundraising efforts and partnership, please reach out to [email protected] to schedule the photo with a representative. We are happy to visit your location within SLO County to take a photo, if we have available staff. We are also always happy to take a photo on site at one of our Lumina Alliance offices. Please specify your preference of locations in your email.
Lumina Alliance staff can be available to participate in your fundraiser as a speaker or an on-site guest with advanced notice. We request 2-weeks of advance notice in order to find an available staff member. Due to limited capacity, we cannot guarantee all requests for Lumina Alliance speakers or representatives will be met, but we are grateful for the opportunity and will do our best to meet the need.