Thanks for visiting our website and sponsoring a student. Their success relies on your support. Below are some frequently asked questions to help with your donation experience. If you have a question that is not listed, do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you
Q: How do I make a pledge and sponsor a student at a school?
A: You must have a URL link that takes you directly to the child’s fundraising page. You cannot donate to a student by visiting our website. Contact the parent and ask them to email you the link or post in on a social media site via the share tools on the child’s fundraising page. Once you have obtained the link, go to the fundraising page and click the “Make a Pledge” button.
Q: Am I pledging per lap or a flat donation to help the student reach their goal?
A: When you click “Make a Pledge” you are making a direct donation to the student and their school at that time. Their pledge meter will climb to the top with every pledge that is made. There are some cases where schools have a per lap pledge (promise pledge) for which you would be notified and then asked to come back to make the pledge post event, after the child has participated. In most cases laps are not counted, check with the parent to be sure. .
Q: I made an online pledge but did not receive a pledge confirmation email receipt?
A: On the top right corner of this page you’ll see a cloud icon. Click the cloud and fill in the proper fields of the 2nd section and your donation information will appear for you to print.
Q: I’ve tried to make a pledge but it won’t go through.
A: There can be many reasons why a transaction is not going through. The most popular are because a work computer is being used and the server is blocking the activity or unknown to the card holder, there is an issue with the card. If you need further assistance with this matter it is best to contact our office directly for help. 248-895-0206 M-F
Q: Are donations for this fundraiser tax-deductible?
A: TGMC issues all funds back to the school less a small fee in a very timely fashion once the event is over. The school portion of online funds is written to the same organization that you are supporting through a participating child. To be absolutely certain your pledge donations are tax-deductible check with the family whose child your sponsoring to check with the school or organization. If they are a non-profit organization you will want to acquire the 501c3 number (tax ID #). All non-profit organizations have a 501c3 number issued to them by the federal government. In most cases the IRS will require an official letterhead receipt for single donations exceeding $100.00 or more. Pease check with your tax accountant for the most up to date IRS rules and regulations.