Frequently asked questions

Are my donations to the Red Shoe Lunch tax deductible?

The Red Shoe Lunch is currently a fundraising event and while we donate 100% of our proceeds, we are not an official NPO and therefore, your donations are not tax deductible. As of January 2021 we are currently pursuing a 501c3 designation for the Veronica Blount Memorial Foundation which will allow qualified donations to be tax deductible. After we secure our 501c3 designation, the Veronica Blount Memorial Foundation (VBMF) will host the Red Shoe Lunch and all qualified donations will be tax deductible.

How is my information shared?

We do not have direct access to any of your financial information. All donations this year will be done using the GoFundMe platform. We will collect basic information that you provide to identify yourself as a donor and the amount in which you donated. As a donor we will send you a thank you email or letter in the mail. You can opt out of all future communications at any time. We do not sell or share any of your information with 3rd parties.

How do I get a free giveaway?

Typically our events take place in-person. Due to covid19 restrictions we must host our event virtually for 2021. We want to thank everyone for their support this year during these unprecedented times; however, we don't have the budget to gift everyone. Our Committee Members have donated over 20 great giveaways that we will enter into a drawing for those who opt-in to participate. We realize many of our donors just want to support our grassroot efforts and expect nothing in return; nonetheless we want to add some fun and excitement to the event with the drawings and show our gratitude to those who are giving when so many are in need right now. Once you make a donation to our GoFundMe page we will send you a link to opt-in for the giveaway. The giveaway opt-in is optional. We do not sell or share your information with any 3rd parties.

What will you do with the money I donate?

For the past 10 years all proceeds of our event were donated to The American Heart Association. For 2021 all proceeds will be used to launch the Veronica Blount Memorial Fund. More information about VBMF can be found on our website. www.veronicablount.org AHA Memorial Page: https://www2.heart.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app30028a?px=11117524&fr_id=3930&pg=personal&NONCE_TOKEN=26AA7F69D9D774B0957F053FDCC14C4C

My spouse and I are combining our donation of $50. Will we both get a lapel pin?

Only one lapel pin will be distributed per donation. If two or more people want lapel pins, they must each donate a minimum of $50.