FAQ

What am I committing to when I sign up?

Signing up does not commit you to anything, but it does give you access to great tools like brochures, DVDs, a fundraising webpage and more. You are not committed to raise any particular amount of money, the goal you set is just that – a goal! You can view more of these tools at our Tools Website!

What will I receive when I sign up?

When you sign up, you are automatically assigned an online fundraising page. These pages are a great way to share your fundraiser with others. You are assigned a unique web link that allows you to send people directly to your fundraising page through email, Facebook, or many other ways online.  Also when sign up, you have the option to receive some basic materials in the mail. This packet will include a DVD, brochures, and other information as available for your fundraiser. Although you set a fundraising goal when signing up, there is no financial commitment made when signing up.

Where can I get promotional items?

You can find several downloadable items on our Tools Website. After you sign-up, you will receive an information packet with a DVD, brochures and other promotional items. If you need additional materials, please contact us directly

Can I use social media to share my Ambassador Fundraiser?

Social media can be a great tool to help share the message of LIFE and to direct people to your personal fundraising campaign website. We do ask however that your use of social media be limited to your already established personal profiles. It you wish to establish a social media page or have a personal website solely for your fundraiser, please contact us to discuss prior to setting it up.

Who is LIFE Outreach International?

LIFE Outreach International is committed to touching the world with the life-changing love of Jesus. Through a variety of dynamic ministries, we focus all our efforts on meeting the needs of many hurting people. We reach out our hands to those who have great physical needs. We extend hearts of compassion to those who are hurting spiritually. Lives around the world are being transformed through these worldwide ministries, and it’s made possible through your gracious gifts!

I want to raise money through my business, can I be an Ambassador?

We have several businesses partnered with LIFE as Ambassadors, but the legal rules are tricky, so please contact us for more detailed information or with any questions. LIFE Outreach is a non-profit organization, and all business proposals will be carefully examined in light of how they may affect our non-profit status.  At no time can our name or any of our project names or logos be used in any way that they produce a profit for someone else.

What can I do to fundraise?

If you haven’t already looked at the ideas on our Ambassadors for LIFE website, check it out here. We ask that you follow a few simple rules when fundraising.

  1. Be creative. Often the most unique fundraisers work the best, capture people’s attention as well as their hearts.
  2. The extent of all fundraising efforts must fall within the scope of the beliefs and standards of LIFE Outreach International.
  3. All fundraising must solely benefit LIFE Outreach International. As a non-profit organization we have to be very careful when tying our name to products and services offered by others. If you have any questions please contact us.

Can we make t-shirts and signs to advertise our fundraiser?

We encourage you to advertise and draw attention to your fundraiser. There are images that can be downloaded here to print off and use.  We would be happy to provide you with a logo to use for advertisement of your fundraiser/event. You are welcome to send us your proposed t-shirt design for approval featuring our name or logo if it will ONLY be worn to share the message of LIFE and will not be sold or available for purchase. Because LIFE Outreach is a non-profit organization, our name, project names or logos cannot be used in any way that will produce a profit.  If you have specific questions regarding your idea please contact us.

Where can I get more promotional items?

You can find several downloadable items on our Tools Website. After you sign-up, you will receive an information packet with a DVD, brochures and other promotional items. If you need additional materials, please contact us directly

How do I show people that this is a legitimate fundraiser?

Once you have signed up as an Ambassador please  contact us  to discuss your fundraising plans. In the event that it is needed, we can prepare a letter for you explaining the parameters of the Ambassadors for LIFE program, our non-profit status and your participation as a fundraiser.

Should I collect donations and send them all at once?

We ask that each of our Ambassadors send any donations to LIFE in a timely manner. When you sign up, you will receive envelopes for this purpose. This allows us to issue timely receipts according to IRS guidelines.

How much of the money I raise actually goes towards the mission?

As an Ambassador all of the donations made and received on your behalf are automatically designated to the mission outreach that you have chosen.  That means that 100% of the donations made specifically to your Ambassador campaign will go to the mission field.

How do I send check donations to LIFE?

Included in your information packet, you will find envelopes coded for your fundraiser. These envelopes allow LIFE to record your donation as a fundraiser and send receipts to your supporters. If you are using a fundraising webpage, Log-in to your Participant Center and record mailed donations under the “My Progress” tab so your webpage total is current. Please be sure all checks are made to “LIFE.”

How do I send cash donations to LIFE?

You may send collected cash donations using the envelopes included in your intro-pack. In order for your supporters to get a tax receipt, you should list their information on the Cash Donations List. Please send cash donations as a single check or money-order and be sure to record in on your fundraising page.

Can I find out where my money was used?

Because we partner with many other ministries that are on the ground, doing the work in the countries where it is most needed, it is not possible to provide you with specific names or locations of where the funds were applied.  We would be happy to share with you stories from recent mission trips and tell you about the areas where our partners are working. If you have additional questions regarding a specific mission outreach please contact us

How do I get a tax receipt?

Online donations made through your Ambassadors for LIFE fundraising website, or via check will automatically receive a tax receipt.  For any collected cash donations, please complete the Donation Tracking form found in the AFL Download Packet. We must receive the donor’s full name, address and donation amount in order for a receipt to be issued. Any donations received without that information will be considered “Anonymous” and no receipt can be issued.

Can I handwrite a receipt for donations I’ve received?

No, this will not be possible. Tax receipts must be issued from a registered non-profit organization. Please submit all donations directly to LIFE for processing as outlined in our Donation Collection Policy.

Where can I see reports concerning LIFE’s financial statements?

LOI is registered with the ECFA who regularly audits our non-profit.

Will LIFE send mail to the people that donate to my fundraiser?

We understand that there is a unique relationship with friends and family who support Ambassador fundraisers. When someone new to LIFE donates to your fundraiser, they will receive their tax receipt and one newsletter in the mail sharing LIFE’s message and vision.  If a second donation is made directly to LIFE, they will then be added to our regular mail stream unless they request otherwise.

Can I designate a village or country for my fundraiser?

To allow us to do the most with your funds, we ask that funds not be designated to a specific location. If you would like to know specifically what areas we will be working in this year, please contact us. Many Ambassadors “adopt” specific regions close to their hearts.

About the Tools

To help with your fundraiser for LIFE, we have developed several great tools like videos, posters, wristbands, change cups, and more. These tools are offered free to our partners who have signed up to help raise funds and awareness for our outreaches. If you would like to request a large amount of any item, we may request a donation to cover the items costs for our ministry.

How to Receive Tools

As you look through the tools, many of them have a link in their description with a link to download it instantly. Other items will require you to submit a request. Our team works weekday, 8am-5pm and will do our best to reply to your request promptly. If you have any questions or need anything, please contact us!

Thank you for partnering with LIFE! 

Ambassadors for LIFEimage_mission_feeding

Who are we? We are people like you. People who see need in the world and want to get up and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. The question is… how are we influencing those around us to join our mission? We’re feeding the hungry. We’re bringing water to the thirsty. We’re bringing hope to the hopeless.

For more information about Ambassadors for LIFE, please visit ambassadorsforlife.org

Water for LIFE Videos

Please feel free to share these videos with others to spread the message of LIFE. If you need to download a video, follow the link below the description, which will direct you to a website called Vimeo. Underneath the video on that website is a button that says “Download”. Videos should be kept in tact and used only for the intent of supporting LIFE’s outreaches. 

Grandpa Von

See how water has made all the difference for Grandpa Von and his family.

To Download or Link on Social Media:  http://vimeo.com/80401779

Life Giving Water

Hear the message and hope Water for LIFE provides every day!

To Download or Link on Social Media: http://vimeo.com/18634732

Rosa’s Tears

Rosa lost her son to diseases from unclean water. Help us help others!

To Download or Link on Social Media:  http://vimeo.com/80400670

Almost

Every day we can decide to help, or almost help… will you join us in providing Water for LIFE?

To Download or Link on Social Media:  http://vimeo.com/79341366

Dauphine

Dauphine shares her heartbreaking story and how water could have made the difference.

To Download or Link on Social Media:  http://vimeo.com/80400671

Bad Water Around the World

Clean water is a global need. Will you join Water for LIFE in helping share the need with others?

To Download or Link on Social Media: http://vimeo.com/18627415