Fundraising FAQs

Is my group eligible?

Any nonprofit organization is eligible to host a fundraiser with Tom’s Drive In. Schools, sports teams, youth community groups, churches, scout troops, hospitals, etc.

What Percentage of sales from the fundraising event does my organization receive?

When you schedule and promote your event, 20% of the qualified sales from dine-in, take out, and drive thru food sales will go back to your organization.

How does my organization receive credit for purchases?

For the purchase to count towards the fundraiser, your supporters must verbally tell our cashier of their participation. They may also show the cashier the handout if you did handouts. The order will then have the fundraising code applied and it will be included in the qualified sale total.

Do we need staff/team members from our organization there to facilitate or work the fundraiser?

We will be staffed to handle the fundraiser. Keep in mind that you need your supporters to show up and tell the cashiers that they are here supporting your organization. This is how funds are raised. The more money that your supporters spend, the more your organization will receive back.

Are there specific dates or times that I can have/hold a fundraiser?

Fundraisers can be scheduled on Monday or Tuesday evenings and run from 4pm – 8pm. Please contact us to schedule a fundraiser at least three weeks ahead of time.

How often can my organization hold a fundraiser?

Our fundraisers are very popular, and we want to accommodate as many groups as possible. As a result, we limit each organization to two fundraisers per year.

Can we host a fundraiser at multiple locations?

If your organization’s demographic area overlaps our location areas, it is OK to schedule the fundraiser at two locations, provided both locations have the same day availability.

When can I expect my fundraising check?

Checks will be mailed to the address provided on the sign-up form within two weeks after the fundraising event.

Can my online order be counted towards the fundraiser?

Not currently.

Will a gift card purchase count towards the fundraiser qualified sales?

No. We have a SCRIP program available for gift card fundraising.

Can we promote our fundraiser at the restaurant?

All promotion should be done prior to the fundraiser. Flyers may not be distributed inside our stores or within the vicinity of our stores, including the parking lot, on the event day. Violating this policy may result in your fundraiser being cancelled.

Can we have a table at the restaurant or share information about our organization?

We are thrilled to support your organization with our fundraiser, but we won’t be able to accommodate tables, donation jars, decorations, or distribution of information. We need to do everything in our power to be the very best neighbors to our surrounding businesses and ensure that we are making those guests, who are not dining with us in conjunction with your fundraiser, feel at home and unsolicited.

What if I have more questions about the program?

Please contact us at [email protected] and a member of our team will assist you.