JAKE’S Gives Back
As a neighborhood restaurant, Jake's Palm Springs strives to gives back to the city that has shown us so much love and support over the past many years. In our efforts to ensure that we are appropriately receiving and answering any and all donation requests, we humbly ask that you read our donation guidelines.
1. All donations requests must come in the form of an email. Please forward all donation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though we appreciate the effort of you stopping by the restaurant to personally drop off a letter, for the sake of organization on our part, we ask that all requests be emailed.
2. If your email comes with the greeting “To Whom It May Concern” or “Dear Management” you will most likely NOT see your request fulfilled. We are putting in the time to appropriately respond to your requests and these donations are not free to us, we ask that you pay the same courtesy.
3. Non-Profit and community-based organizations in and around Palm Springs, CA will get first priority.
4. We look for organizations with a cause that hits home to us and our staff. Organizations that provide basic necessities for under served communities, organizations that support the LGBT community, local organizations that feed the hungry or assist the underprivileged, and a handful of national non-profit groups are some of the groups we focus our donation efforts towards.
5. As mentioned before, we are a small neighborhood restaurant and try to focus our donation efforts to our neighbors in need. Being as such, we unfortunately have little to offer for communities outside of the Greater Palm Springs area. If you are sending us requests for an organization in Los Angeles, it will most likely not get filled. This is not because we don’t think your organization supports an important cause, but because we simply cannot fulfill every request that comes our way.
6. In general, we give two kinds of donations: 1) gift cards in varying amounts or 2) a meal for a designated amount of people. For the latter, we please ask that all receivers contact us ahead of time so that we can work with them to design a menu and discuss any other details that may be necessary.
We are thrilled to be a business that has the ability to support the efforts of a community that has given so much to us. We hope these guidelines help you as you plan your fundraising efforts.
Please email us at email@example.com with your donation requests, and we will do our best to get back to you within two weeks!
A big thanks to our friends at Banyan’s Boston for letting us plagiarize their Donation Request Guidelines!