FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS EARTH MONTH?
Through the power of our salons, spas, stores, institutes, guests, and supporters like you, Aveda Earth Month strives to help those in need of clean water, basic hygiene and proper sanitation. Aveda Canada participates annually as part of a Global initiative with other Aveda Networks worldwide to raise money and awareness around water related issues.
We often take clean, drinkable water for granted. The reality is that 663 million people do not have access to clean water, 2.3 billion people do not have access to a clean bathroom, and 315 thousand children die every year from diarrhea from unsafe water (WaterAid, 2016). Aveda Earth Month is dedicated to ending the world water crisis. In partnership with WaterAid, we believe this goal is achievable.
This year, we have a goal of raising $595,000 for WaterAid!
WHAT IS OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL?
This year’s goal is $595,000!
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
For the eleventh consecutive year, WaterAid Canada is Collega's exclusive Earth Month partner. WaterAid is a registered charity that provides the world's poorest people with access to clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education. This Earth Month 2017, we are excited to launch year two of Collega's 3-year commitment in Madagascar.
HOW DO I GET A 2017 EARTH MONTH T-SHIRT?
You must register online to receive your Earth Month t-shirt. Sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Those who register with a salon before March 10th will receive their t-shirt the first week of April with the salon's next order. Those who register after March 10th or Individual Participants may pick up their t-shirts at a Walk for Water or will have their t-shirt shipped to them.
HOW DO I REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN EARTH MONTH?
All registrations can be done at www.collegaearthmonth.com/register. If you belong to an Aveda salon, spa or school, simply search it's name then click JOIN. If you are registering as an individual, fill out the registration form accordingly.
Your Participation Centre
HOW DO I EDIT MY PARTICIPATION CENTRE?
Once you register, you'll be able to edit your Participation Centre by logging in to your page. On the top right corner of the website, click LOGIN. Use the username/email and password you created when registering to login. You will be taken directly to your personal page where you will notice options to ‘EDIT HERE’ for all of your information. Scroll to the area you wish to change, and click the EDIT HERE link. You will be re-directed to your page in edit mode.
Once you're in Edit Mode, you'll be able to edit the following:
- Your Earth Month fundraising goal
- Your Participation Centre bio/call to action
- Your Participation Centre profile photo
- Your Earth Month fundraising page URL
When you are finished making changes, simply click SAVE and you're done!
what can i do through my participation CENTRE?
Your Participation Centre is your gateway to fundraising for Earth Month. Here is what you can do with it:
- Keep track of your online fundraising
- Send solicitation donation letters to your email contacts
- Ask others to join your team
- Thank your donors with letter templates
HOW DO I LOGIN AND VIEW MY DONATIONS?
You log into your profile at any time by going to www.collegaearthmonth.com and clicking the LOGIN link.
Login using your email address and password. You will be taken directly to your personal page in the format that only you can see. All donations will be shown on your page under Honour Roll. You'll be able to see who made a donation and how much was made.
HOW do I REQUEST DONATIONS?
You can request donations simply by sharing your Participation Centre URL. The easiest way to find your Participation Centre URL is by searching your name here. Once you arrive to your Participation Centre, copy and paste your URL to wherever you want to share it (ex: email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
You can also directly share your Participation Centre
WHO ARE CHEQUES MADE PAYABLE TO?
All Cheques must be made payable to WATERAID CANADA.
Tax receipts will be issued by WaterAid for donations over $25. Tax receipts for cash and cheque pledges will be issued between July-September by WaterAid. Online donations will receive a tax receipt immediately to the email address provided.
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE MONEY I COLLECT?
Upon completion of your fundraising, count all of your cash donations and place them in an unsealed envelope labeled with the following information: Name, Salon Name, Walk City, and Total Pledges Enclosed. Make sure to include all completed pledge forms.
Please note: If cash/cheque pledges are not dropped off on walk date, all pledges must be collected and submitted with your pledge form by May 18, 2017. You may deliver your cash and cheques to your Aveda Partner or mail cheques (do not mail cash) to: 210 Lesmill Road, North York, ON M3B 2T5, Attn: Earth Month.
If you have any questions about how to deliver your donations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tools and Resources
Earth Month Tools
You can find resourceful Earth Month tools such as the Earth Month Handbook, Event Execution Guides, and in-salon collateral here.
appointments for clean water
Appointments for Clean Water is an in-salon event in which various salon services are offered in exchange for Earth Month donations. We recommend hosting your Appointments for Clean Water following the Walk for Water on Monday, May 1st. Visit our Appointments for Clean Water page for more info!
walk for water
Our key fundraising project includes our annual, nationwide Walk for Water - celebrating its 11 years in April 2017. The Walk for Water will unite Water Warriors from 14 cities nation-wide in a 6 km walk – this is the average distance women and children walk everyday in rural, developing cities worldwide to collect water. For more information, visit our Walk for Water page!