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Donation Policy

The Bookstore Supports the Laurier Community

The Bookstore is a self-supporting organization, fully owned and operated by the University and contributes over $520,000 annually in support of student success. Our mission is to help students, faculty, and staff at Laurier fulfil their educational goals and life potential by providing books, supplies, information and services to support the educational process and promote school spirit for the University.

In addition to our annual financial contribution to the University we support as many student activities as we can through donations. However due to the large volume of donation requests we receive, a limited budget for donations has been established in conjunction with a donation policy in order to distribute funds.

Before making your request we kindly request you read the Donation Policy Guidelines below.

 

Donation Policy Guidelines

What Organizations are Eligible for Consideration?

  • The Bookstore will consider donating retail material to organizations that are a direct part of the campus community. This would include student, staff and faculty organizations that are involved in not-for-profit activities that enhance the aims of Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • High schools promoting an activity that encourage students to attend Wilfrid Laurier University may be considered eligible for a limited donation. Applications from individuals or group organizations that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

 

Donation Do's & Don'ts

Do's

  • Submit your application early. We request a minimum of 5 business days to consider and fulfil donation requests. 
  • Give as much information about your organization and event as you can. Clearly explaining the nature and purpose of your event helps us to determine the appropriate donation. An online request form has been created to guide you through the application process. 
  • Assign one point of contact for your fundraising activities.
  • Understand that previous donations to the charity, club or department for which you are raising funds or hosting an event for are a part of the consideration process.

Don'ts

  • We do not provide donations in monetary funds. The Bookstore provides support in the form of gift items such as T-shirts etc. only.
  • Please do not request exchanges or refunds on donated items. Each year the Bookstore sets aside specific items for promotions and donations. As these items are not a part of our regular inventory they are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. All clothing items are one size fits all.

Recognition

We request that we receive an example of how our donation was recognized by your organization. This may include:

    A flyer, brochure or program that displays the Bookstore logo
    A logo and link from your event webpage
    A digital photograph of the donation being distributed or displayed at the event


     

 

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