What is the procedure for requesting items for fundraisers from the New York Jets?
Donation request guidelines are as follows:
The New York Jets accept formal requests for the donation of Jets memorabilia and giveaways for use in charitable fundraising events and at other non-profit entities such as schools. Unfortunately, we do not donate tickets to games. In addition, we do not accept items from any person or organization to be autographed. We recognize the importance of all charities and support many nonprofit agencies and community programs throughout the Tri-state area; being a good corporate citizen is important to this organization. Each year, the New York Jets receive thousands of requests from all over the world from organizations seeking donations for worthwhile causes and events -- we strive to accommodate as many requests as possible throughout the year. We cannot always provide the exact donation/item desired but will do our best to provide a donation/item. In special circumstances out-of-state requests will be granted (i.e. professional sports organizations, corporate sponsors, player’s charities and senior executive charities). Donations include authentic and replica autographed items, giveaways, ad and table purchases. Financial contributions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
What is the time frame for requesting and receiving a donation?
If you wish to request a donation, the following procedures must be used:
Procedure for Donation Request:
• All requests must be submitted online through our donation intake system at http://www.newyorkjets.com/community/requests.html and include a PDF or Word Document on the organization's official letterhead at least eight (8) weeks prior to the event.
• In an effort to help as many people as possible, organizations and charities will be considered for only one item in a twelve-month timeframe.
• Due to the volume of requests we receive, please refrain from checking on the status of your request unless you have not received a response a week prior to your event.
Where do I send donation requests?
All requests must be submitted online through our donation intake system at http://www.newyorkjets.com/community/requests.html and include a PDF or Word Document on the organization's official letterhead at least eight (8) weeks prior to the event.
How do I donate my tickets to Charity?
The New York Jets support a charitable ticket turn-back program with the United Way of New York City. Tix For Kids provides a vehicle for season ticket holders to release unused game tickets, which are then made available to underprivileged children throughout the New York region. The United Way has an extensive network of mentoring agencies such as Mentoring USA, The Mentoring Partnership of New York, The Children's Aid Society, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brothers-Big Sisters to name a few.
Log in to your My Jets Account at www.newyorkjets.com, click Manage My Tickets and select Donate To Charity. There is no charge for this service. You must make your donation three days prior to the day of the game to allow the United Way time to arrange for proper transportation. For example, for a 1 o’clock game on Sunday, the ‘donate to charity’ option would shut off on Wednesday at 1pm.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DONATING TICKETS:
The deadline to donate tickets for the August 7th game is Friday August 1st at 12 noon.
The deadline to donate tickets for the August 22nd game is Monday August 18th at 12 noon.
Tickets may be sent to the address below. Be sure to include your full name, address and day time phone number along with your tickets. To help us distribute tickets in an efficient manner please mail your envelope(s) back as far in advance as possible, but no later than two weeks prior to the game you are returning.
Upon receipt of your ticket donation, the United Way will issue a written letter of confirmation recognizing your charitable donation for tax purposes.
Tickets to be donated should be sent to the following address:
TIX FOR KIDS PROGRAM
C/o United Way of New York City
2 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10157-2550