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Do I have to send in my donations? Can I bring them with me to the walk? Donations to a specific participant or team should be turned in with an off line donation form to Any Baby Can offices or you can mail them in as soon as you can to:Any Baby Can
What if people want to give me cash?
It is safest and best for record-keeping that you convert all cash received to checks or money orders. If you are able, the safest option is to send a personal check covering the full amount, along with the corresponding off line donation form, to Any Baby Can Attn: Walk for Autism. We will be able to credit your friends and family for their generosity. If this is not possible, you can also always bring the cash donations and appropriate donation forms to Any Baby Can.
What if my donors don’t want to donate online?
You can always have your donors mail their donations directly to our office including an
off line donation form and participant name or team name/team member name:
Please have them submit the corresponding donation forms with their checks so you will be credited for your fundraising efforts. If this is not possible, please have them indicate which participant they are supporting and your name on the memo section of the check.
Do I have to fill out one donation form for each check?
Yes. This is the best way to ensure that you receive the credit you deserve for all your fundraising efforts.
Can I continue to collect donations after the walk? Where do I send the checks?
Absolutely! Please mail donations with the appropriate donation forms to:
How long will it take before the checks I mailed show up on my page?
Please allow four weeks for your donations to be deposited, processed and posted to your web page.
Where do I get donation forms?
Can I enter donations received via check to my webpage?
There is no way to enter these yourself. Please send all donations directly to:
Please submit the corresponding donation forms with checks so you will be credited for your fundraising efforts. Once processed, the donation will show on your webpage.
Are donations tax deductible?
Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
Any Baby Can is a registered 501(c)3 organization.
Who should checks be made payable to?
Please ask your supporters to make checks payable Any Baby Can Attn: Walk for Autism.
Are fundraising incentives going to be available in 2013?
Fundraising incentives will be available for 2013 and are listed on our website by category. Please visit our website for specific fundraising levels and incentives at www.walkforautismsa.com.
I think my company matches. How do I get this started?
Every company handles its own matching gift program differently. Please contact your company’s Human Resources department for instructions on how to double your fundraising efforts through matching gifts.
I don’t know if my company does matching gifts. How do I find out?
Please contact the Human Resources department at your company and inquire if they have a matching gift program.
Where do I send my matching gift form?
You can send your matching gift form to:
I submitted a form for matching gifts but do not see the donation on my page. Where is it?
Any Baby Can cannot post a matching gift until the corporation involved approves it. Unfortunately, corporations match gifts on a different timetable during the year. If you have questions regarding your matching gift, please contact your company to see if the donation has indeed been matched. If it has, please contact Any Baby Can by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do everything we can to ensure that the donation appears on your page.
Should I start a team or join as an individual?
If you have a friend or family member joining you, please start a team. The Largest Team will win an award. If you are attending alone, please join as an individual. Individuals have an opportunity to win the Top Fundraiser award.
Should I register my kids?
Yes, please register everyone 3 years and older who will be attending. This helps us plan for the day of the event. It will also help in placing an accurate t-shirt order.
I have a family member who wants to join my team but may not be able to attend the walk. Can they still join my team?
Yes, family members can still support you by joining your team and fundraise as a team member even if they are unable to attend.
Can I start a team with 2 people?
There is a minimum requirement of 10 teammates to start a team but you may start a team with 2 people and potentially grow your team.
Is there a fee to participate?
Yes. Fees are listed on event website.
What is the cut-off to register or join a team?
Every registration will receive an official Walk for Autism T-shirt! You can register online as Late Registration up to the Friday before the event. Please have everyone register as early as possible to give us a good headcount so that we can plan for a better event. Registration is also available on site the day of the event.
Some of my family would like to come, but not walk. Do they need to register?
Please make sure to register each person that will attend (even if they do not walk). It helps us know how many people to plan for.
If I am registered, do I need to do anything else to be pre-registered?
No, if you are already registered online, you are all set. Your next step will be to create an online fundraising page. This can be done by visiting our event website.
Is it better to register online or register the morning of the walk?
There are many advantages to registering before the walk. Here are just a couple.
1. Registering before the early registration deadline of March 22nd will qualify you to receive a lower registration cost!
2. Knowing how many people to expect will help us plan for a better event for everyone. We order all items based on how many people we have pre-registered for the walk.
3. Each person that registers will receive a fundraising webpage. This will give friends and family a place to go where they can donate directly to you online or get a donation form and mail a donation directly to us that will be credited to your page. You can also customize this page with a photo and special message.
What is the Resource Fair?
Our Resource Fair is made up of booths for local service providers who are there to talk to you and your family about products and services offered for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder.
I know a local service that would be a great fit for the Resource Fair, how do I get them involved?
We are always looking for new information for our participants. Please talk to them about the event and ask them to visit the walk website to learn more about Any Baby Can’s Walk for Autism event. They can click on Resource Fair to learn more about becoming an exhibitor. Once the application is received, a staff person will reach out to them. Creating a team of 20 participants or more under your company name will qualify you for a free Resource Fair table. Please provide a child friendly activity at your resource table. Below is a list of activities that have been offered in the past. Or get creative and offer something new
** We can help you come up with an activity**
Is Corporate Sponsorship tax deductible?
Funds given in exchange for sponsorship deliverables can be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your company’s accounting and tax experts to get an accurate accounting of what can be declared charitable and what is a business expense. Any Baby Can is a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization.
Can sponsorship money be credited to a personal or corporate team?
Funds earmarked to a personal or corporate team are considered donations. Corporate donations credited to a team cannot be double booked as sponsorship and do not qualify for sponsorship deliverable.
For questions regarding sponsorship or starting a corporate team please e-mail
Are pets allowed at the walk?
Pets are allowed but must follow leash rules. Many children have a fear of animals and even the sweetest pet could negatively affect another participant. Please be sensitive to this issue and have great control of your pets.
Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed at the walk?
Yes. Strollers, wheelchairs and even wagons for the little ones are all welcome. Feel free to decorate your strollers and wagons with your team name!
Are bikes, rollerblades, scooters or skateboards allowed at the walk?
For everyone’s safety, we can not allow any of these items.
I may not make it to the walk when Check-In/Registration opens. Can I arrive late?
Yes. Check-in will be open until 9am. Please go directly to the check-in area when you arrive.
If I don’t pickup my packet and t-shirt at packet pick-up, can I get my packet on event day?
Any Baby Can will do its best to ensure that those participants who are receiving shirts will receive a shirt in the size of their choice. Packets will not be available on event day morning.
What happens if it rains on the day of the walk?
All walk activities will be held on the date scheduled “rain or shine”.
What do I need to bring with me on the day of the walk?
All you need is your smiles and your team spirit. Please plan on arriving earlier than start time to allow for parking and visiting our Resource Fair, Health and Wellness Area, Rudy’s Playground, and SAFD/SAPD Safety Area!
I want to volunteer with a team. Can I only sign up myself and bring everyone else the morning of the walk?
We need each volunteer on the team signed up so that we know how many volunteers to plan for and what areas need to be covered. Please contact us at email@example.com with your volunteer team information so that we can assign jobs.
What time should I arrive and where should I go?
All registered volunteers will receive an email about a week before the walk with detailed information (directions, parking, where to go and what time be there, etc.). Volunteers will need to check in at the volunteer check in site near the entrance of the event. We will be providing snacks and drinks for all volunteers.
Can my teenager volunteer with me?
Sure. When you sign up, please list any other volunteer names so that we know you are together. You will be scheduled together. You can use your family name as the team name or create your own.
Thank you for registering for the Walk! Your first step after registering is to set up your personal fundraising page. This can be done at the time of registration. If you are a team captain, make sure you communicate with your team and assist them in setting up their fundraising page. Packet pick up dates are listed on event website and all registered participants will have to pick up their packet.
Offline Donation Form – A donation form ensures that donations are properly credited to your account. A donation form needs to be completed for EACH donation.
For any questions or concerns, please contact Any Baby Can at (210)227-0170 or
Our participants continue to tell us they want to ensure that as many dollars as possible raised through Any Baby Can’s Walk for Autism go directly to provide critically needed case management services and family services. We have listened and we agree. Walkers and donors will know that more of their pledges are having a direct impact on our mission.
For those individuals interested in Any Baby Can’s Walk for Autism items, our event website will contain items available for purchase on a regular basis throughout 2013.