Frequently Asked Questions
Party & Give
“Party & Give” enables your child to ask party guests to donate an item for another child that he/she selected as their “birthday buddy.” As your child’s birthday approaches, you are able to set up a page in a few simple steps. This page includes a cover photo, profile picture, party details (with RSVPs), a comment feed, and a description of your child’s birthday buddy along with his/her wish list. If you choose to enable RSVP’s, guests will be able to read about the party and RSVP while they buy gifts for your birthday buddies. You are able to invite guests via email sent by Daymaker OR share the link in an existing invitation.
A birthday buddy is a child from one of our nonprofit partners that would normally go without on their birthday if not for your help. These are children from a range of circumstances that often don’t have the means to celebrate a special day.
You can use Daymaker just like you would use Evite, Paperless Post, or Punch Bowl. When party guests receive the invite, they’ll have the ability to RSVP on the page while they buy a gift for your birthday buddy. As a host, you have all the functionality that comes with an invitation platform, including tracking RSVPs, resending invitations, editing party details, and messaging guests.
You may. In this case, disable RSVPs on your page, and guests will not RSVP upon visting the page. If you’re not using RSVP mode, you may simply copy and paste the link to your page into another invitation or share it via email. If you haven’t yet created another invitation, we’d encourage you to use our service as we’ve seen it make the process easier for guests to have everything in one place.
Daymakers have used the platform for parties of 3 people and parties of 90 people! You are able to add additional buddies to your page once the giving begins to happen. We’ll add another buddy automatically before the last gift is purchased for the current buddy.
We are currently working with our nonprofits to ensure every Daymaker receives a special note back from their buddy. While we can’t guarantee this quite yet, it is very likely you (and your guests) will receive a note from one of the buddies you helped.
Daymaker works with some of the best nonprofits around the country to find those who normally go without on their birthday. These are 501c3 organizations with the most favorable ratings from nonprofit auditing groups.
Daymaker ships items from our warehouses directly to the sponsoring nonprofit 2 weeks prior to the buddy’s birthday. We’re fortunate to have received shipping discounts and pass these on to you, as a donor, during checkout.
We offer products through partnerships with a host of manufacturers whose products help empower Daymaker birthday buddies while also bringing a huge smile to their face.
Absolutely. You are able to track when an item is shipped from our warehouse, delivered to the nonprofit, and gifted to the child you’ve helped. Visit your donor profile.
Checkout is hosted through Braintree, a PayPal company. Credit Card information never touches our servers, instead processing directly through Braintree. Braintree is a validated Level 1 PCI DSS compliant service provider and on both MasterCard and Visa's list of preferred providers.
Not at all. You are actually purchasing the products at retail value when you checkout. There is no transaction fee for the donor nor the nonprofit.
“Give Now” enables you to buy gifts directly for one of our birthday buddies with a birthday in the next 14 days. After reading through the descriptions and selecting a child you’d like to help, add the items to your cart, check out, and the items will be on their way to the sponsoring nonprofit.
“Party & Give” is for children who’d like to invite their party guests to help give. These pages also enable guests to RSVP on the page. “GiveNow” is something you are able to do without inviting anyone else to help give. Both services enable you to help kids from our nonprofit partners.
You may! Add the gifts to your cart you’d like to purchase, and you can buy them all in one checkout.
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