As nonprofit event planners, you are likely familiar with the intricate process of soliciting donations for your cause. One common source of contributions are companies, many of which have programs specifically designed to support nonprofits. Among these, Hobby Lobby has long been a name of interest. This article aims to shed light on the Hobby Lobby donation request process, while also exploring other donation opportunities for your organization.
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a well-known arts and crafts store, has a heart for supporting communities, ministries, and various organizations. However, due to the sheer volume of requests received annually, Hobby Lobby is unable to donate to each individual cause. Instead, they have adopted a more targeted approach.
Hobby Lobby has chosen to donate to, and substantially support, several charities and organizations that the Green family (the founders and owners of Hobby Lobby) has handpicked based on each charity's specific needs and mission. This strategic approach allows Hobby Lobby to maximize the impact of its donations. Although it might limit the chances of a direct donation for your event, it underscores Hobby Lobby's commitment to philanthropy.
Understanding who Hobby Lobby has chosen to support in the past can provide valuable insights into the company's philanthropic interests and priorities. Here are a few organizations that have benefitted from Hobby Lobby's focused donation strategy:
Hobby Lobby extends its support beyond these selected charities and organizations. The company offers a 10 percent in-store discount to churches, schools, and national charitable organizations for purchases made with an organizational check or credit card. This discount can significantly help such organizations with their supply needs. To take advantage of this offer, visit your local Hobby Lobby store and speak to the store manager about obtaining this discount.
While the Hobby Lobby donation request does not accept unsolicited donation requests, there are other companies similar to Hobby Lobby that do donate to nonprofits. Here are a few of them:
If you are interested in learning more about Michaels’ community initiatives, read our Michaels Donation Request blog post.
In wrapping up, while Hobby Lobby doesn’t accept donation requests, it's important to note that there are many other companies available to support nonprofits. It's beneficial to explore and make connections with these businesses whose interests align with your organization's mission and goals. By doing this, you may find the support you require for your event and cause.
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