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Fundraising Gala FAQs

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Will the Fundraising Gala be in-person or virtual this year?

We will comply with CDC, State of California, and San Diego County COVID-19 guidelines when determining if our event will be in-person or virtual this year.

Do you still need to fundraise?

Yes! The need for quality health care is more than ever. We have seen a 10% increase in our uninsured patients (12,000 patients) due to recent unemployment due to COVID and we expect this number to increase further.

Are my donations tax-deductible?

Your donation is fully tax-deductible as provided by the law. Neighborhood Healthcare is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS code; our tax identification number is 95-2796316. Please consult a tax professional with any questions regarding tax-deductible contributions.

Where does the money go?

Funds raised are earmarked for Unfunded Care which provides assistance to uninsured patients who would otherwise go without necessary and preventive health care services. (Assistance provided may include but is not limited to: transportation to/from visits, durable medical equipment, prescription medications.)

How do I make a donation?

Visit, call Amber Berkey, Development Manager at 760-690-5942, or mail a check made out to Neighborhood Healthcare to the address below: Neighborhood Healthcare 425 N. Date St. Escondido, CA 92025

How will I watch the virtual event?

To receive access to the event, purchase a ticket a Prior to the event, we will send out a website URL on which to view the event, hosted on YouTube. You can watch the event on your TV, computer, tablet, or cellphone. (We recommend watching on your TV or computer for the best viewing experience, especially if you are hosting a watch party.)

Why do you need my cell phone number and email address?

We need your cell phone number and your email address to properly register you to access the event. Your email address will be used to send a tax receipt and confirmation of winning bids for the online auction as well as the website URL to watch the virtual event. Your cell phone number gives you access to bid on items and receive updates when another attendee has placed a higher bid on your auction item. It also allows us to send you event-related reminders and texts.

What is a watch party?

A watch party is a gathering at your home (that meets current Federal, State, and County social-gathering guidelines) of your friends and/or family during the virtual event on September 18th. Watch and enjoy the event together! Contact Amber Berkey, Development Manager, at 760-690-5942 or for more information.

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