Is there a fundraising minimum for the Santa Skivvies Run?
No. Santa Skivvies is a fundraiser for San Francisco AIDS Foundation, so we do encourage you to fundraise to the best of your abilities. Once you register, you will be provided with tools, tips and tricks to support you in meeting your goal.
What COVID-19 safety measures is the event implementing?
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation special events team is working closely with the local department of public health and following all CDC guidelines on events. Closer to the event, we may require masks, implement social distancing procedures, or check temperatures, but we will communicate this with all registered participants in advance.
What do I wear for the Santa Skivvies Run?
Come stripped to your skivvies, speedos, bras, or other red under gear – as bare as you dare! Or, wear your favorite festive, holiday costume. Reindeer onesies are just as welcome as mistletoe thongs. Anything (well, almost anything) goes!
What do I do with my clothes while I run?
There will be a gear check tent where you can drop off your clothes, jackets, etc. before the run starts. You can then reclaim when you're back.
What is the route?
The route will start and end at Lookout and loops around the Castro. It is about 1.3 miles long. You got this!
What time does the run start?
The run begins between 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM. But you must be checked in by 10:45 AM. So arrive early to allow time for check-in, picking up your fundraising incentives, and handing off your stuff to the Gear-check Elves.
When do I check-in prior to the event?
Check-in (and on-site registration) will open at 9:30 AM and will close at 10:45 AM, 15 minutes before the run start time. Check-in will be located in Santa's Village on Noe St. outside Lookout (36000 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114).
What happens after the run?
Join us at the Santa’s Village Block Party for music, fun, and of course, the beloved Santa’s Struttin’ Contest (where you get to strut your stuff in competition with your fellow Santa Skivvies Runners).
Are there volunteer opportunities?
Yes! And, we are always in need of Elves to help out. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information. Also, check out the volunteer page for more information.
How do I contact Santa Skivvies Run staff for questions?
For questions, please contact us at 415.487.3065 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Is smoking permitted at Skivvies Run?
Nope. But being smokin’ hot is always welcome.
Why should I fundraise for Santa Skivvies Run?
Not only is Santa Skivvies a really fun event, it’s also a major fundraiser of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to end the HIV epidemic in the city where it began, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco because we refuse to accept HIV as inevitable. Through education, advocacy and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to HIV. The money raised by participants will enable San Francisco AIDS Foundation to continue these efforts. You can learn more about San Francisco AIDS Foundation by visiting our website at sfaf.org.
Is it easy to fundraise?
YES! Once you start asking around, you’ll be surprised by the generosity of the people you know – and sometimes even people you don’t know. When you register, we’ll set you up with your own personal fundraising page, provide you access to a variety of social fundraising tools; and coach you along the way, providing you with fundraising advice, tips, and tricks. You’ll raise more than you thought you could in no time.
I've never fundraised before, how do I get started?
Once your friends and family find out about your commitment to the cause, you’ll find that fundraising is easier than you think. But, it doesn’t happen unless you ask people for their support. If you have a personal story or connection to the cause or organization, make sure to share it with the people you are asking. And if you need stories about the services we provide, just say the word. We got that item on your holiday wish list totally covered.
Your Fundraiser Dashboard also contains a number of tools that will help you engage your contacts. Customizable email and social media templates allow you to reach out to potential donors in just a few steps. Your personalized participant homepage allows you to track and share your fundraising progress.
How do I build a homepage to help me fundraise?
Go to your fundraising webpage and follow the easy instructions. You can upload a picture, send emails, and create a personal message. Your friends and family can also donate to your account through your homepage.
How do I change my personal fundraising goal?
Once you login to the Fundraiser Dashboard, go to the "Update Goal" button. Enter your new goal and submit the change.
How do I get a pair of the Santa Skivvies skivvies?
You can get a pair of the iconic red skivvies by registering for this year's event. Santa's elves will mail your skivvies to you ahead of the event sometime in October. If you register after December 3, you can pick your skivvies up at check in on the day of the event.
What do I do if we have fundraising questions?
Let us know! We are here to help you in any way you might need it, so give us a call at 415.487.3065 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I make a donation to a team?
Yes. You can make a donation to a Fundraiser on a team or you can make a general team donation.
Where should I mail donation checks?
All donations should be mailed to:
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
1035 Market Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103.
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Please make sure that in the memo it says Santa Skivvies Run and who the donations should be credited to.
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
When you are on the home page, click the search icon in the top right corner and begin typing the first or last name. Your options will display as you type. Alternatively, click on the "Donate" button, select "Donate to a fundraiser," and begin typing the first or last name.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
What happens if I check the checkbox to "cover processing fees"?
If you check this checkbox, you will be charged the amount indicated next to the checkbox. This amount will also be visible to the non-profit. However, on the fundraising page, your intended - initial donation amount will be displayed.
Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?
Yes. For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, the amount entered in the online donation form will be in U.S. dollars.
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed. If you made your donation in installments, you will receive a receipt each time a monthly payment is processed.
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
What is San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies San Francisco AIDS Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation Tax ID number is 94-2927405
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy." To do this, before you enter your payment info, select "Name to be displayed on the site," and choose "Use a different name."
What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail it in with a completed donation form to San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Can I mail in a cash donation?
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may drop off the cash at San Francisco AIDS Foundation along with your information or you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Can I enter a check online?
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your headquarters page, click on "Reports," then click on "+Add Offline Donation." The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
A Tax ID number identifies San Francisco AIDS Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation Tax ID number is 94-2927405.
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select ‘My Fundraising Report on the left side. You will then find a list of all of your donors as well as a list of all donors to your team .
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps:
Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right
Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar
Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)
Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email"
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.
What is my personal page URL?
A personal URL is a shortened link to your team or personal page that you can send to friends and family in emails. A personal URL will look like this https://www.santaskivviesrun.org/ben.
Can a donor add a dedication message that appears in my fundraising honor roll?
When a donor makes a donation online, s/he can enter text to appear on the fundraising honor roll. This may be the donor's name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy".
San Francisco AIDS Foundation is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation which has been granted tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
Our Federal EIN is 94-2927405 and our California corporation number is C1241510.