Community Fundraising FAQs

Can I use the South Shore Hospital name and logo to promote my fundraiser?

Yes. The South Shore Health System name, including the name of our locations (such as South Shore Hospital), our programs (such as our Cardiac Care program), and the South Shore Health System Foundation logo may be used in conjunction with your fundraiser.

Please contact the South Shore Health System Foundation office to obtain an electronic file. Prior to use, please be sure to submit for approval all materials on which you would like the logo to appear.

Can you help promote my fundraiser?

Yes. As soon as you complete a Community Fundraising Form, we are happy to help promote your effort to the South Shore Health System community.

Can you provide me with a contact list of people who may be interested?

No. We cannot provide mailing lists of donors, physicians, staff or vendors, as it is our policy to keep this information private.

Who will help run my fundraiser and solicit items/gifts?

Due to staff and time constraints, we are unable to manage your fundraiser for you. We recommend that you form a committee of friends, family, and others who are excited about your cause. However, the South Shore Health System Foundation staff will provide guidance to make your event as successful as possible.

Can I have a raffle at my fundraiser?

Yes. Raffles and auctions are a great way to raise money. Massachusetts has strict regulations governing raffles and gaming events carried out for charitable purposes. For more information about the rules governing raffles and “games of chance” in Massachusetts, please visit www.irs.gov.

Who will pay my event expenses?

You are responsible for covering all expenses for your event and will not be reimbursed. Your event costs can be deducted from the funds raised prior to sending the donation to South Shore Health System.

Can I designate part of the proceeds from my event to another organization?

Yes. Please be sure to include this information on your registration form. If there is more than one beneficiary, please clearly state the percentage of the proceeds that will benefit South Shore Health System on all advertising, promotional and print material.

How should I submit gifts I receive in support of my fundraiser?

  • It is best for the Foundation to receive one check from your effort. If you receive additional gifts, please collect all checks and money orders payable to South Shore Health System and mail them to the South Shore Health System Foundation, 55 Fogg Road, South Weymouth, MA 02190.
  • Cash donations should be hand delivered to the South Shore Health System Foundation office located at 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA
  • South Shore Health System will acknowledge/receipt all donors whose gift is made payable directly to South Shore Health System
  • If gifts made are associated with a raffle, silent or live auction, proper documentation should be attached outlining donor name, item received and the benefit value of the item so we are able to receipt them accordingly.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

South Shore Health System Foundation
781-624-8210
foundation@sshosp.org