Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Differences Between Novembeard, No-Shave November, or Movember?

Novembeard is the only fundraising program of its type dedicated to raising money for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program. Other No-Shave November or Movember fundraisers typically raise money for men’s health awareness (i.e. Prostate Cancer).

What Is the Registration Fee?

It’s free to register as a participant of NovemBEARD! Registration makes you eligible for exclusive incentive gear as you reach our fundraising milestones. You will receive access to our personalized fundraising portal as well as important event updates. All participants who raise or donate $100 will receive a NovemBEARD mask.

Can I Still Participate if I Don’t Grow a Beard?

Absolutely! You can sign up as a:
Bearder - I want to clean shave on November 1st and raise money while growing out my new, fresh beard during the month.
Legacy - I have an established, epic beard but I want to raise money anyways.
Supporter - I cannot grow a beard but I want to raise money anyways.

What Is the Novembeard Fundraising Minimum?

As a Novembearder, there is no minimum fundraising requirement – Every Gift Matters.

I'm Hesitant To Enter My Credit Card Information Online. How Can I Give Offline?

We understand that some participants are hesitant to enter their credit card information online; in those instances, we invite you to donate by check. To support your Novembearder, you can print a form from their personal fundraising page to fill with your information. When you print the form, your Novembearder's name and information is included so we know whose fundraising efforts to apply the gift. This can be sent to the address below.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
Attn: NovemBEARD
PO Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810

How Can I Find Out if My Company Offers a Matching Gift?

First, check to see if your company has a matching gift program for health organizations. The website, MatchingGifts.com can be helpful in determining which companies match donations. Complete a matching gift form (available from your company's Human Resources department) and send it in with your donation.

How Can My Supporters Make a Donation?

Send them the link to your personal or team fundraising page They can search for your name or team name

If they prefer to write a check, it can be made out to Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation

A donation form must be included with each check so the donor receives credit for the donation. Donation forms with contribution may be mailed to:
Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
Attn: NovemBEARD
PO Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810

How Can I Check My Personal Fundraising Totals or That of My Team?

You track your fundraising efforts via the Participant Center. This tool allows you to log on and review your pledges any time of the day. When a donation is made online, it is processed automatically and added toward your fundraising goal. Donations made by check or money order will be processed and counted toward your total within 10 business days after it is received by Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Is My Novembeard Donation Tax Deductible?

Contributions to Nationwide Children's Hospital are tax deductible to the extent allowed under IRS guidelines. Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation's EIN for tax purposes is: 31-1036370.

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation serves to further the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital while meeting donor philanthropic goals. Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 31-1036370)

What Is the Deadline To Turn in Pledges?

We will continue to accept donations for NovemBEARD through December 10, 2021 Fundraising incentive prizes will be based on totals at that time.

Someone Gave Me a Check, Where Do I Send It?

All checks should be made payable to Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation and mailed to:

Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
Attn: NovemBEARD
PO Box 16810
Columbus, OH 43216-6810
Be sure to include the Novembearder name in the memo or on a separate note so that we can attribute it to your fundraising efforts.

Someone Gave Me a Check, How Do I Add It To My Fundraising Totals?

Add the gift to your personal fundraising page as an offline gift! Click here for instructions!

When Will I Receive My Fundraising Incentives?

Fundraising incentives will be assembled and mailed out one month after the event and sent to your registered address.

What Can Nationwide Children's Provide To Help Me With My Fundraising and/or Event?

  • Consultation on fundraisers and events
  • Approved use of our hospital name and logo, when appropriate
  • Fundraising Toolkit, including: timelines, FAQs, fundraising tips, helpful templates and more
  • Your own personalized fundraising page
  • Resources for fundraiser organizers to educate their donors on the impact of their gift
  • Letter of authorization to validate the authenticity of the fundraiser
  • Tax ID or Employee Identification Number (EIN) for donation purposes
  • Celebratory check presentations, when feasible

What Are Items Nationwide Children's Cannot Provide?

  • Our sales tax exemption number
  • Raffle license
  • Insurance or liability coverage
  • Mailing list of donors and/or vendors
  • Nationwide Children’s stationery
  • Funding or reimbursement of your expenses
  • Celebrities, professional athletes or team mascots for your fundraiser
  • Publicity (newspaper, radio, television, etc.)
  • Guaranteed attendance of physicians or hospital staff
  • Guaranteed staff participation at your committee or planning meetings
  • Guaranteed volunteer support at your fundraiser
  • Guaranteed interactions with patients at the hospital or attendance at events
  • Solicit businesses or vendors for support
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