Sponsors, Fundraising Groups & How to Sponsor a Wreath
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and according to WAA, all contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable.
Below, you will find the information you need under one of four headings...
HOW TO SPONSOR A WREATH - GENERAL SPONSORSHIP INSTRUCTIONS
HOW TO SPONSOR A WREATH FOR A DESIGNATED HEADSTONE
HOW TO REGISTER AS A NON-PROFIT FUNDRAISING GROUP FOR 2019
INFORMATION ABOUT BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS
At the bottom of the page, we are listing two types of supporters...
1st - We are listing the businesses that are helping us reach our 2019 goal, to place a wreath at the headstone of all 46,000 veterans buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, and below that, we have listed the major supporters that helped us place nearly 10,000 wreaths in 2018.
2nd - We are listing the non-profit groups that have signed up to become "WAA Fundraising Groups" for 2019. The members of these organizations have worked for years to help us place wreaths on the headstones of our vets, and we really appreciate their efforts through the years.
Please review these community supporters, and (a) thank them when you see them, and (b) support their businesses so they can continue to support our veterans.
1 - How to sponsor a wreath - General Sponsorship instructions
There are a couple ways to sponsor a non-designated wreath. Here are the differences...
Option A: $15 per wreath. For most of the volunteer organizations seeking sponsorship of wreaths, you make a $15 donation for a wreath (which is payable to WAA and sent to WAA headquarters for Chattanooga National Cemetery, location TNCNCC). WAA keeps $10 that goes towards the construction and shipping of the wreaths, and $5 is sent back to support the non-profit group that solicits the donation.
Option B: $10 per wreath.The Patriot Guard Riders are raising funds to provide additional wreaths from Wreaths Across America for the fallen heroes at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. To help facilitate our drive to lay a wreath on every grave, The Patriot Guard has established a "3 for 2" option that allows you to purchase three wreaths for the price of two. Please consider making a donation towards the $470,000 needed to cover the entire cemetery. The following link offers a bonus wreath for every 2 purchased, so $15 =1 wreath but $30 = 3 wreaths.
For answers to questions or comments about this website, or the Patriot Guard, or any events, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 - HOW TO SPONSOR A WREATH FOR A DESIGNATED HEADSTONE
All the heroes at Chattanooga National Cemetery deserve to be honored on Wreath Day, however, we are only able to honor as many heroes as wreaths that have been purchased. To ensure your hero is honored, you can purchase a Grave Specific Wreath at a cost of $15.00. If you purchased a wreath for a specific hero, click this button and complete the form to ensure placement of the wreath on wreath day.
If you have not already purchased your wreath for a specific hero, follow these directions: From the main web page, select SPONSOR WREATHS and choose the “Grave Specific” option on the lower right corner of the screen that pops up.
Select “SPONSOR WREATHS”
elect “Grave Specific” in the bottom right corner of the pop-up. Or CLICK HERE to go straight to the “Grave Specific” page. When you get to this screen, you can begin your purchase.
Select the option of who will be placing the wreath (volunteers will be available on Wreath Day if you are unable to attend) Fill in the form with your hero’s First name, Last name, Service roll (Military, Spouse, First Responder, etc.), and branch of service. This is required for us to locate your hero.
Complete as much of the remaining information on the form as possible to help us locate your hero. Be sure to select “ADD TO CART” and complete the purchase of your wreaths so that your hero can be honored on Wreath Day.
3 - HOW TO REGISTER YOUR NON-PROFIT AS A 2019 FUNDRAISING GROUP
First, you need someone in your group to become a "Group Coordinator" for your organization by registering on the WAA website by clicking here: SignUp And, here are the downloadable forms and support information you will need. Note: Make sure you designate Chattanooga National Cemetery as the location for your sponsored wreaths by using the Location Code: "TNCNCC" . Please note: There are no “grave specific name” options on the sponsorship form. Placing a name in the “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” does NOT mean that a wreath will be placed on this individuals resting place. If you want to sponsor a wreath for a loved one's specific grave at Chattanooga National Cemetery, please send an email to WAA@gmail.com as outlined above. Here are some downloadable resources useful for our Fundraising Groups.
4 - INFORMATION ABOUT BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP & COLLECTION PROGRAMS
If you would like information about becoming a corporate sponsor for the 2019 Wreaths Across Chattanooga event, please call Capt. Mickey McCamish, U. S. Navy (retired) at (423) 394-0024, or email at ChattanoogaWAA@gmail.com As much as we appreciate everyone that sponsors one, two, ten or more wreaths, we could never dream of reaching our goal without the help and financial support of our local businesses. So a special "THANK YOU" to the following corporate sponsors (businesses, organizations, etc) in alphabetical order. (If your company made a donation, and we failed to mention it here, please let us know so we can fix it):
4th Regiment Tennessee State Guard (Providing Traffic Control)
American Legion Post 14
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation
Caliber Home Loans (sponsored 100 wreaths)
Covenant Transportation (Providing Transportation of Wreaths from Maine to Chattanooga)
Dade County Historical Society
Food City (sponsoring fund raising events at several locations))
Hamico Inc.(sposored 200 wreaths)
Hamilton County Republican Women's Group (Sponsored 600+ Wreaths)
Lexus of Chattanooga
Mission BBQ (currently collecting donations from customers at the counter for wreaths)
River City Parrot Head Club
Surf's Up Car Wash (collecting donations at car wash event)
U. S. Xpress (Providing Transportation of Wreaths from Maine to Chattanooga)
Unum Disability, Life and Financial Protection (sponsored 1,000 wreaths)
W D Scott Landscape Contractors (sponsored 30 wreaths)
Walden Security (sponsored 100 wreaths)
Waste Connections of Cleveland TN - Commercial & Residential Trash Service (providing waste disposal services)
Westrock Recycling (Supplying Dumpsters for Recycling of Cardboard Boxes)
The Wreaths Across America ceremony and wreath laying in Chattanooga is too big, and too important to the community, to be accomplished by any one group of volunteers. Here is a list of the dozens of community groups (and their sponsor codes) that have registered to sponsor wreaths for the 2019 ceremony (listed alphabetically):
American Legion Post 167 ALR
American Legion Riders of Georgia (GA0024P)
Chattanooga Area Patriot Guard Riders (TN0083)
Chattanooga Clemson Club
Chickamauga Chapter DAR (TN0025)
Chief John Ross DAR Chapter (TN0018P)
Civil Air Patrol - Chattanooga Composite Squadron (TN0091P)
Civil Air Patrol - Choo Choo Senior Squadron CAP (TN0042P)
Civil Air Patrol - Cleveland Composite Squadron (TN0022P)
Col Benjamin Cleveland Chapter SAR (TN0005P)
Col RJ Meigs Society Children of the American Revolution (TN0048P)
Dalton Elks Lodge 1267 (GA0194P)
Eternal Life Support Group (TN0159)
Freedoms Foundation Chattanooga Chapter
GFWC Valamont Women's Club (TN0126)
Hiring Our Heroes (CORP001)
Hiwassee Chapter Sons of the TN Society American Revolution (TN0071P)
Hixson High School (TN0169P)
James' First Birthday (VA0441)
John Sevier Chapter Sons of the American Revolution
Joe Miller Elkins America Legion Post 96 (TN0198P)
Judge David Campbell Chapter TNDAR 3046 (TN0041P)
Magnolia Chapter Gold Star Wives (GA0102P)
Meigs Middle FCA (TN0092P)
Moccasin Bend Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (TN0019P)
Mountain Valley Blue Star Mothers TN04 (TN0087P)
Nancy Ward Chapter NSDAR 3-057TN (TN0003P)
Ocoee Chapter DAR (TN0166P)
Rolling Thunder Inc Chapter 2, TN (TN0125)
Sale Creek JROTC
Southeast Tennessee Area Young Marines (GA0201P)
SpiritHorse at Eagles Rest Ranch (GA0107P)
Sumner A Cunningham #13 C of C
Trail Life TN-0180 (TN0199P)
Trenton United Methodist Church/Mary & Martha Christ Group (GA0184P)
Tri-State Women Vets-157 Military Women Across the Nation (TN0123P)
US Naval Sea Cadets Chattanooga Division (TN0152P)
Wreaths Across Chattanooga (100% funding to wreaths) (TN0156)