Frequently asked questions
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What is the Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup?
The Corporate Cup is a fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital that promotes fun and friendly competition within the business community through a series of field day events. Teams compete for points in activities that include a tug of war, obstacle course, and fundraising prowess too. Companies tell us the fun-filled day boosts teamwork, wellness, and makes their people proud to support an amazing cause. The day ends with a party to celebrate and announce the winners!
Who can participate?
Teams of 8-20 from corporations big and small are welcomed.
How do I participate?
If your company already has a team and captain, you can join the team. Interested in starting a team? Please reach out to email@example.com.
What happens if it rains?
Rain or shine, Corporate Cup is going down. Keep an eye on the forecast in the days leading up to the event and plan accordingly. If the weather becomes too severe, we have a rain date set for Friday, July 14th.
What if I’m a nursing/pumping parent?
We’ll have a designated lactation space for any parents participating, courtesy of our friends at Reliable Maternity. We do advise you bring your own cooler as refrigeration is not guaranteed.
How do I get there? Where do I park?
By public transit, take the Red Line to Harvard Square and the complex is a 10-minute walk from the Square down JFK St. and over the Charles River. The 66 and 86 route MBTA buses also stop in front of Harvard Stadium.
By car, enter through Gate 8 or Gate 16 and parking staff will direct you to available parking.
By Uber/Lyft, please enter in Beren Tennis Center (65 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02134) to get dropped off in the correct location.
What COVID-19 protocols will be in place?
Boston Children's Hospital will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols put forth by the state of Massachusetts, the CDC and Harvard Athletic Complex at the time of the event. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are COVID-19 vaccinations required?
Boston Children's strongly recommends all eligible individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Why should I fundraise?
Fundraise because you can save children’s lives. While you prepare to face off on the field, kids at Boston Children’s are facing tough battles of their own. Just by asking friends and family for support you can give kids a lifesaving edge! And if you need another reason, fundraising is part of the competition it can earn your team points. Learn more »
How does my company participate in the Patient Partner Program?
If your company is interested in being matched with a Boston Children’s patient for fundraising inspiration, please email email@example.com to apply. Learn more »
What is the fundraising minimum?
We encourage a fundraising minimum of $200 per participant—and we provide tools to help you get there; including a fundraising page and support from a Boston Children's staff member.
How do donations help kids?
Your funds help provide lifesaving care and support to patients and families, through the Boston Children's Hospital Every Child Fund. When you fundraise, you advance promising research, care for kids facing complex illness and give parents supports that enable them to stay by their child's side.
Where do I send donations?
Encourage your supporters to donate online through your personal fundraising page. If the donor prefers to write a check, make checks payable to Boston Children's Hospital and mail to the address below along with this form.
Boston Children's Hospital
Attn. Gift Services/Corporate Cup
401 Park Dr. Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215
Boston Children's Hospital's Tax ID number: 04-2774441
Please include a note clearly identifying the Corporate Cup participant that the donation should be credited to. Allow 7-10 business days for the check donation to be reflected on your personal fundraising page.
Will donors who give by check appear on my personal fundraising page?
Yes. Our gift processing team will add donations received in the mail to your personal fundraising page. Offline donations may take 7-10 business days to be reflected on your page.
Do you send acknowledgement letters for contributions?
Yes. Boston Children's Hospital acknowledges all gifts of $250 or more and sends receipts for these gifts per IRS guidelines. All online gifts will receive an automatic receipt.
Can Boston Children’s Hospital issue tax receipts to my donors?
Yup. All online donors will get a receipt via email. Boston Children's will issue IRS-compliant, tax receipts to the full extent of the law only if a check donation of $250 or more is made payable directly to Boston Children's along with detailed contact information of the donor. Issuing an inappropriate receipt can put our charitable tax status in jeopardy; please don’t promise any kind of receipts.
Should I send a personal thank you to my donors?
Absolutely! It’s important to thank those who support your efforts. Use your Fundraising Center to send thank you emails.
How do I learn more about matching gifts?
Many companies offer matching gifts for their employees who give to non-profits like Boston Children's Hospital. Increase the impact of your donation by applying for your company to match your gift now.
View our matching gift guide »
What is a Fundraising Center?
It's your hub for all of your fundraising. Use your Fundraising Center to communicate with potential supporters, update your fundraising and team pages, track your fundraising progress, and more. This is also where you can easily set up a Facebook Fundraiser.
How do I get a Fundraising Center?
All participants automatically get one when they register. Once you register we’ll email you the link to access your Fundraising Center and your login credentials.
Can I personalize my page?
Absolutely. The more personal your page, the more family and friends will want to give. Upload your own photo, update the page header, add your own personal content, and share why you're fundraising for Boston Children's Hospital.
How do people donate to my page?
People visit your page, read your message, and click the "Give Now" button. The link takes them to an online form that allows them to:
- Give any amount (over $5) by credit card
- Contribute anonymously
- Include a message to you
- Download a pdf form to mail in with a check donation
Plus, an email note of gratitude is automatically sent.
Can I create a Facebook Fundraiser for Boston Children's Hospital?
Yes, we hope you will! You must create your Facebook Fundraiser through your Corporate Cup Fundraising Center for donations to be counted toward your fundraising total. Please do not create a fundraiser directly through Facebook. You can also share your Instagram to your Facebook Fundraiser (see how here).
Will gifts made through my Facebook Fundraiser appear on my fundraising page?
Yes, but only if you create your Facebook Fundraiser through your Corporate Cup Fundraising Center.
What else can I do with my page?
You can build an email address book, send personal messages to potential supporters, and a lot more. You can also track your donors and their mailing addresses to make sending a thank you note easy!