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What to do with Cash and Checks

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You probably experienced how easy and fun it is to receive online donations. Don’t you just love those e-mails that tell you you’ve got another donation?


So, what do with any checks or cash you receive? You have a couple of options:


1.          Bring them with you the day of your walk and hand them in at the event


2.          Mail the donations to your state’s chapter office ahead of time


3.          If you’re walking with your company team, there may be a Bank Day

             at your office


Regardless of which option you choose, don’t forget to add the cash/check donations to your March for Babies page and print a copy of your sponsor form.

To add/check check donations manually, log on. Click on the “view sponsor form” tab. Click the “add cash/check” donations section – you’ll have to scroll down.


In the pop-up window, enter the donor’s information and amount (we’ll need an e-mail address to send them an e-mail confirmation/receipt). Select “yes” in the “received” section to mark the donation as being received (the donation will not appear on your progress bar until you do this this). Click “submit” and repeat for any other checks or cash donations.

To print your sponsor form, click the “view sponsor form” link. Select the “printer-friendly form.”


What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Jasmine Sherley — March 25, 2009 @ 12:15 am

What is matching gifts? How do we go about using sponsors credit cards?

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Kenneth Ambrose — March 25, 2009 @ 9:47 am

Is money Grams accepted by the March of Dimes? Can you pay half by credit card and half by cash?

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Kathy — March 25, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

Jasmine, thank you for your questions. When your or your sponsor’s company offers Matching Gifts, it means they basically double (or sometimes tripple) your donation. For example: if a sponsor gives you $25 and their company has a Matching Gift program, they simply complete a form they can get from HR and their employer would match the $25 donation. You can hand in the completed and signed form with the donation and we’ll do the rest. Both donations would count to your March for Babies total. Visit to look up which companies offer Matching Gifts.
The answer to your other question is easy. Anyone who wants to sponsor you using a credit card can make an online donation on your personal page.

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Kathy — March 26, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

Kenneth, thank you for being part of our March for Babies blog and for your question! The March of Dimes can accept Money Orders – all you need to do is mail to your local chapter or bring with you to March for Babies. Donors (friends, family, co-workers, etc.)can sponsor you either by check, cash, or credit card.

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Rani — April 14, 2009 @ 10:45 am

I am having trouble adding a team donation to the site. I get to the pop up page, add the information, click submit,then get an error page. Any suggestions?

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Jeff Weik — April 23, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

I have people contributing cash donations who would like a receipt. How can I provide them with a receipt? I’ve found no options online to download a blank receipt or anything else.

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Angela — April 23, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

Jeff, just log on to your personal fundraising page and go to your sponsor form. Select “new offline donation” and enter the cash or check donations together with the information for your donors. When you’re done, you have the option to e-mail or print a receipt. If you’ve already entered the donations, just go back to this area to get a receipt. Hope this helps.

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Rebbecca — February 23, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

Who do you make the checks out to? Do I just have someone put march of dimes or our team name that they are donating too?

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Volunteers — March 5, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

Rebbecca – Checks should be made out to “March of Dimes” – thanks!

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by Dan — April 23, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

We have a vendor that has donated Tshirts for our family team. They would like a receipt for that donation. Any ideas how to go about doing that?

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by meredith — April 24, 2013 @ 9:04 pm

who do you make a check out to if you don’t put it online?

What to do with Cash and Checks

Comment by noah — November 5, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

my school, wallkill valley regional high school in hamburg new jersey is having a fundraiser for you guys and the administrators at my school said you have a fundrasing form on the website? is so can you please send a link…… thank you lots


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