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GENERAL INFORMATION

1.

What is the One Mission Buzz Off?

The One Mission Buzz Off is fun and unforgettable event where participants shave their heads in honor and support of kids with cancer. Participants ask for donations in exchange for their promise to shave their heads.

2.

Why Take Part?

Infants and children who are fighting cancer don't have a choice to lose their hair. By pledging to shave your head, you are demonstrating support for these children and their families while helping to fund vital programs and services that are helping to alleviate the relentless wrath pediatric cancer unleashes every single day.

3.

What happens if I can't shave at a One Mission event? Can I shave on my own?

We would love to have you shave at a One Mission event, but we understand if your schedule has a conflict, or there's not an event near you.  If you can’t make one of our events, but still want to shave Click here to Buzz On Your Own.

4.

What is the minimum age requirement for The Buzz Off?

Any person over 18, or those under 18 with permission from their parents, can participate in the event. We welcome men, women and children to become Buzzees.

5.

Can I form a team for the Buzz Off?

Yes, you can and we hope you will!  Forming a team creates a great support system and is an excellent way to fundraise. You can form your own team or check to see if there is an existing team you can join.  Reminder, a team is made up of 2 or more people.

6.

Do I have to raise money when I shave?

Getting sponsored to shave off your hair is the whole point! Don't miss the chance to have fun and help a really important cause at the same time. If you're going to take part, please make sure you ask family and friends to sponsor you. Most people raise more than they expect to, and using our fundraising site to ask for donations makes it really easy.

7.

Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

The minimum fundraising requirement for participants who register for a One Mission event at Gillette Stadium or Globe Life Park is $300 per person, $150 for kids age 12 and younger.   If you choose to shave elsewhere, or organize your own Buzz Off, there is no fundraising minimum required.  Fundraising minimums must be raised by Oct. 1, 2015.  Any balance due at that time will be charged to the credit card submitted during registration.

8.

What is the cancellation policy for a One Mission Event?

If you register for the event and then cancel by (April 12, 2015-Globe Life Park) or (May 24, 2015-Gillette Stadium), you will not be obligated to submit the fundraising minimum.  All donations are non-refundable. The money you raise will go to work helping to ease the emotional and financial toll of pediatric cancer on patients and their families. The registration fee of $35 is also non-refundable. After this date, you will be responsible for raising the fundraising minimum of $300 ($150 for participants age 12 or younger) by Oct. 1, 2015 whether or not you shave on the event day.

9.

I do not live near any of your main events. Can I host my own Buzz Off in my community?

Yes! Schools, companies, sports teams and first responders across the nation have held events for One Mission. We would be honored for your group to do the same. Click here to Hold A Buzz Off.

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What happens the day of the event?

Buzzees will check-in based on their designated registration times and shave.  Designated registration times will be emailed to Buzzees 5-7 days prior to the event.  Upon shaving, Buzzees will enjoy a Post-Shave Bash where they can celebrate their accomplishments and mingle with other Buzzees.  Our post-event celebration is a great way to meet new people and share inspirational stories.

2.

Can I bring a guest to the event?

Yes, Buzzees are allowed to bring guests to the event for support, to share in their accomplishments and take part in this incredible experience.

3.

What if I am late for check in?

If you are late for check in you may be bumped to a later shave group.

4.

Do I have to shave off all my hair off?

Your hair will be buzzed down with a #1 clipper.

5.

I’m bald already, but I still want to take part. Will you shave off my beard, mustache, goatee, etc?

Yes! If you’re bald on top but have a mustache, beard or goatee that you cherish and it is a major part of your look, we feel shaving that off is a sacrifice too!*

6.

Will hair be donated to Locks of Love?

Yes, all shaved hair that meets eligibility requirements will be donated to Locks of Love.

7.

What ways can I get involved other than shaving?

There are many ways you can get involved with The One Mission Buzz Off other than shaving. These include:

  • Making a donation in support of a Buzzee or Team
  • Making a general donation in support of the event
  • Become an event sponsor or make an in-kind donation of a product or service.  Email  info@buzzforkids.org
  • Volunteer your time and talents to help One Mission make the Buzz Off a success.

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FUNDRAISING

1.

How much money do I have to raise if I'm participating in The One Mission Buzz Off at Gillette Stadium or Globe Life Park?

The minimum fundraising requirement for participants who register for a One Mission event at Gillette Stadium or Globe Life Park is $300 per person, $150 for kids age 12 and younger.   If you choose to shave elsewhere, or organize your own Buzz Off, there is no fundraising minimum required.   Fundraising minimums must be raised by Oct. 1, 2015.  Any balance due at that time will be charged to the credit card submitted during registration. For example, if you have only raised $200 as of Oct. 1, 2015, your credit card will be charged $100 to reach the required $300 minimum. The fundraising goal you choose when registering is NOT the amount you are responsible for raising.  All Buzzees are only responsible for raising the $300 minimum.

2.

Does my $35 Registration Fee counted towards my minimum donation?

No, the $35 Registration Fee does not count towards the fundraising minimum. The non-refundable Registration Fee covers the costs associated with processing your registration. The Registration Fee is not tax-deductible.

3.

How do I fundraise for this event?

Ask your friends, family, work colleagues, company, and local businesses to make donations in exchange for your promise to shave your head. Click here to view our fundraising tips and templates. You can also contact us for help and to ask us specific questions.

4.

How do I become a Buzz Off MVP?

To become a Buzz Off MVP, you must raise $1,500 or more ($500 for kids age 12 or younger) by April 22, 2015 for our event at Globe Life Park June 3, 2015 for our event at Gillette Stadium. All MVPs receive special recognition for their outstanding fundraising efforts.

5.

If I don't shave, can my donors get their money back?

All donations are non-refundable. The money you've raised will go to work helping pediatric cancer patients and their families.

6.

Will my donors be contacted by One Mission or anyone else?

Donor names and contact information will never be sold or shared by One Mission. Donors may occasionally receive information from One Mission about how their donations are being used in the fight against pediatric cancer. Donors will always have the opportunity to "opt out" of any and all communications.

7.

Do you accept donations by check?

The most efficient way to make donations is by credit card online - please encourage sponsors to make online donations.  One Mission does accept check donations.  Checks should be made payable to “One Mission”

Very Important: In order to receive proper credit for your offline donations, please record them on the Donation Form and remit to:

One Mission
1881 Worcester Road, Suite 200A
Framingham, MA 01701

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Can you accept checks made payable to anything but One Mission?

If the check is made payable to you or your team, please endorse the check on the back, along with your signature, with "For deposit only and payable to "One Mission".

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Can we submit donations in cash?

No. we cannot accept cash donations.  Buzzees who receive donations in cash should write a personal check or money order to submit the donation.  Donation should be recorded on the Donation Form and be sent into One Mission at the address above.  You can issue a receipt to anyone who gives you cash and requests a receipt.

10.

Can my donors get tax receipts?

Yes. Online donors will receive a printable, electronic tax receipt. For donations made by check, One Mission will electronically issue tax receipts for donations of $25 or more if the donor’s email address has been provided on the Donation Form. Cancelled checks should be used as receipts for all other donations.

11.

Where do I get materials such as donation forms and sample fundraising letters?

All of these materials, along with some other helpful fundraising resources and ideas are located in the Fundraising section of our website.

12.

How long does it take for donations to be posted to my Personal Fundraising Page?

Online credit card donations made via the fundraising website are posted immediately. We don't accept credit card donations via mail.  Offline donations will be reflected in your fundraising page total within 7-10 business days of receipt.  You should send your offline donations in with a copy of your Donation Form monthly.

13.

Do matching gifts count toward my minimum?

Yes. Once we receive the eligible matching gift form and are able to verify the original gift, the match will be added to your fundraising total.  Please note: We cannot control how quickly companies submit matching gifts.  It can take anywhere from several weeks to several months for your matching gift to be received by One Mission and appear on your personal fundraising page.

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How do we get credited for matching gifts from our donors' employers?

Matching gift forms from the Company should be completed and sent to: 

One Mission
1881 Worcester Road, Suite 200A
Framingham, MA 01701

**Please make sure the participant's name is noted on the Matching Gift form so we can credit the gift to the appropriate participant.

15.

Exactly where does the money go, and who makes those decisions?

One Mission allocates funding to programs and services that directly benefit children with cancer, their families, and the medical community who compassionately cares for them. Every grant we issue targets a specific initiative that has met our funding criteria and supports our mission. The majority of the programs and services we sponsor rely exclusively on philanthropic support as they are not reimbursable through insurance or eligible for traditional grant funding.

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What is the One Mission Foundation tax ID number?

The One Mission Foundation tax ID number is 26-3741880

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ONE MISSION

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What is One Mission?

One Mission is a pediatric cancer foundation that does whatever it takes to help kids fight cancer.  We just do it in a different way. Rather than fund long-term solutions like research, One Mission funds programs and services that provide immediate relief from the relentless wrath cancer unleashes every single day.  Programs and services that lift the spirits of patients and their families, help the healing and recovery process and make life a little easier during treatment and hospitalization.  

All of the programs we fund directly benefit children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer, the families who support them, and the medical community who compassionately cares for them.  One Mission is a Section 501(c) (3) public charity under the Internal Revenue Code. All donations made to One Mission are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Code.

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