Thank you for your interest in organizing a fundraising event to benefit Daybreak. Please read the event guidelines below, complete our event application, and wait for Daybreak’s formal approval before you make your plans.

Questions? Call Luke Carey at 937-395-4600 ext. 114 to discuss your idea for a fundraising event.

Fundraising event guidelines

  • Events and promotions involving Daybreak’s name must be approved by Daybreak’s development department at least one month before the event.

  • Daybreak’s fundraising event application form (download the PDF here) must be completed and submitted to Daybreak’s development department before approval will be granted.

  • Daybreak will not approve events that:

    • require Daybreak financing.
    • require Daybreak to assume liability.
    • compete or conflict with already established or scheduled events benefiting Daybreak.
    • do not comply with municipal, county, state, or federal laws.
  • Publicity may not say or suggest that the event is being organized by Daybreak. Publicity must make it clear that Daybreak’s only involvement is as the beneficiary. We suggest the event name be followed by the words “to benefit Daybreak.” Please submit at least one publicity item (invitation, flyer, press release, etc.) to Daybreak.

  • If you solicit corporate sponsorships or items to use in a raffle or auction, you must make it clear that you are representing your organization and your event with proceeds benefiting Daybreak. You may not present yourself as a representative of Daybreak or solicit on behalf of Daybreak.

  • It will be our understanding that 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to Daybreak. We reserve the right to examine the involvement of another charity or suggested split of proceeds.

  • Event proceeds should be dropped off or mailed to:

    Daybreak Development Department
    605 S Patterson Blvd
    Dayton, OH 45402-2649

  • Daybreak reserves the right to use photos and information about your event in its newsletter and other materials.

Daybreak’s role in approved events

  • Staffing: Daybreak isn’t able to provide Daybreak staff, volunteers, or clients for your event. However, you can request that a Daybreak representative attend your event.

  • Mailing list: Daybeak will not release or share its mailing list.

  • Daybreak logo: You must have Daybreak’s approval to use Daybreak’s logo in your materials. We will supply an electronic logo.

  • Daybreak banner: Daybreak can provide a 4-foot by 6-foot banner to hang at your event. You’ll be responsible for picking it up at Daybreak before your event and returning it to Daybreak within three days after your event.

  • Daybreak message: Daybreak will provide key points and messages about youth homelessness and Daybreak’s work to be used both before and during your event.

  • Ticket/sponsorship sales: Daybreak staff cannot help with ticket or sponsorship sales.