Remember the fallen; Honor those who serve; Teach our children the value of freedom.
Commanders and CAP WAA Volunteers:
December 2, 2019: Sponsorship Cut-off Date
Please make sure you submit donations by this date.
If you are unable to make the deadline and haven’t made arrangements with our finance office, the donations will be applied toward the next year's event.
December 10, 2019 at 12:15 pm: State Capitol Remembrance Ceremony
State Capitol Rotunda, Olympia, WA
December 14, 2019 at 9:00 am: Nationwide Remembrance Ceremony
Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St, Kent, WA 98042 Wreaths to be removed on January 20, 2020.
To add your unit's remembrance ceremony to this list, click here.
It’s very important that you include your Group ID and Location ID on the printed forms you distribute and the funds you submit. This is the only way your group will receive proper credit!
Select by Unit Name:
Group Name and Location IDs:
Washington Wing Headquarters 001 (WA0023P)
21st Fairchild Composite Squadron (WA0005P)
Arlington Composite Squadron (WA0096P)
Bellingham Composite Squadron (WA0109P)
Columbia Basin Composite Squadron (WA0026P)
Deer Park Composite Squadron (WA0093P)
Dungeness Composite Squadron CAP (WA0094P)
Fort Vancouver Composite Squadron CAP (WA0102P)
Green River Composite Squadron CAP (WA0086P)
Inter-State Composite Squadron CAP (WA0095P)
Lewis County Composite Squadron CAP (WA0098P)
McChord Composite Squadron CAP (WA0033P)
Mount Rainier Composite Squadron (WA0111P)
Northern Desert Composite Squadron (WA0097P)
Northshore Composite Squadron (WA0108P)
Overlake Composite Squadron (WA0075P)
Paine Field Composite Squadron (WA0105P)
Pangborn Composite Squadron (WA0112P)
Peninsula Composite Squadron (WA0010P)
Renton Composite Squadron (WA0085P)
Seattle Composite Squadron (WA0110P)
Skagit Composite Squadron (WA0100P)
South Sound Composite Squadron (WA0083P)
Spokane Composite Squadron (WA0037P)
Tri-Cities Composite Squadron (WA0025P)
Twin W Composite Squadron (WA0012P)
Yakima Composite Squadron (WA0099P)
If you need to change the donation Location that is linked to your account, see the instructions under "Online Fundraising Page Information/Instructions" at 3.a., below.
Various tools are available to help you in your fundraising efforts.
Download Instructions for Fundraising and Fundraising and access other important fundraising information at this link.
WAA Facebook: Request to be added to the Facebook Fundraising Group Leaders team so we connect group leaders through this forum to share fundraising ideas and experiences. Follow this link.
WAWG: Invite people to our Facebook Event for the Tahoma National Cemetery ceremony.
Online Donations: To make it as easy as possible for you to communicate with donors, you will have an online fundraising page. This is the most efficient, effective method for accepting donations and the best way to ensure you get credit for your Wreaths Across America sponsorship efforts.
Make sure your prospective donors have your Group ID, not just the location page, to ensure that their contribution will be applied to your group’s wreath sponsorship.
Sponsorships placed through the location page only will not be credited to the group.
Please instruct donors to search by your Group ID to ensure they are getting the correct page to donate to your group.
Mail-in Donations: Cash and check donations are also accepted.
Downloadable fundraising forms are available at this link.
Regarding the donations you receive by mail, please remember the following:
Do not staple or tape checks to sponsorship forms because it delays our ability to process checks promptly, especially during what is our busiest time of year.
Do not hold onto checks. Instead, send checks in with their sponsorship forms regularly. If you are submitting multiple checks, please provide a tally sheet and send them to us in a timely manner. Holding onto checks too long upsets the donor and causes it to be “stale dated,” in which case the financial institution won’t process it and we will need to contact the donor for a new check. This causes a longer processing time for the group funds.
IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES:
Fundraising Share Program: If you opted to receive $5 back of every $15 wreath sponsorship sold under your Group ID, we will send checks within 30 days after we receive your wreath sponsorships. Group payback checks need to be cashed within 90 days of issuance or they will be considered a donation to Wreaths Across America.
Notify Your Location Coordinator: Because we do not share group leader contact information, please contact your coordinator as soon as possible to let them know you are gathering sponsorships.
Find your Location and Group Page at this link.
Once on the page, choose the “View Ceremony Details” button for your coordinator’s contact information.
Please note: The wreaths that are delivered to the location for placement will not be marked for specific groups. This allows any volunteer to place wreaths on any site. If your group wishes to make special arrangements for placing wreaths at specific graves, please contact your coordinator prior to the ceremony.
ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE INFORMATION/INSTRUCTIONS:
Since this online sponsorship system represents a fundamental upgrade of our systems, from our back office to our websites, we expect to encounter a few hiccups.
The implementation of the fundraising webpage means a great deal for Wreaths Across America and will allow us to expand our mission to “Remember, Honor, and Teach.”
Please report any issues you experience as we continue with planned upgrades that are critical to our growth. From basic features such as “live” wreath counts to a new mobile app for collecting donations, we have a bold vision for the future.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions and provide feedback.
To familiarize yourself with the new system, we recommend you take the following steps:
Please sign in to complete the following checklists (the videos above show you how to complete each step):
Review and edit “Group Details.”
Review and edit your “Fundraising Plan.”
Make sure your “Group” is set to support the correct locations.
Update your “Donation Page” content.
Add known “Group Members” to your group.
Bookmark this link to the sign-in page.
Set a wreath count goal for your group.
Share your page with your friends and supporters.
Reach out to prospective donors and ask them to visit http://www.wawg.cap.gov/wreaths to donate through your unit!