The Golden West Chapter's New Yard Sign Program - Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to be registered for a Golden West Chapter Walk to Defeat ALS to be eligible? Yes, or someone in your household must be. CLICK HERE for a list of our local Walk to Defeat ALS events.
Can I get more than one sign? Yes, but please communicate with your local staff member about your plans. (Limit: 5 signs per individual at $25 donation per sign ($30 if in Hawaii), unless you are using them to fundraise. Please inquire about your system for selling signs with your community outreach partner.) All signs must be pre-ordered with a $25 donation/sign in California and $30 donation/sign in Hawaii.
Do I get to keep it? Yes! Keep it in your yard for years to come and show your support for the Walk to Defeat ALS and the ALS Community.
Can I customize the sign? Yes! There might be an additional cost, but check in with your local staff.
What if I am having trouble making a self-donation? Not a problem! Don’t forget our staff is here to help you every step of the way! They can help you with all of the functions connected to your personal participant center.
Can I use a facebook fundraiser to raise the $25 ($30 if in Hawaii)? Absolutely! Facebook fundraisers are a great way to kickstart your fundraising. You can also let family and friends know that the signs are available to them, as well, if they register for the Walk and make a self-donation.
Do you need to be a team captain to get a sign? No! Any registered participant who makes a self-donation or fundraises the minimum ($25 in California; $30 in Hawaii) is eligible!
Can you drop my sign off to someone else? Sure, just communicate with your community outreach partner as they are coordinating your contact-free sign drop off. Additional long distance shipping charges might apply.
When will I receive my sign? We will do our very best to get your sign to you in a contact-free manner within 2 weeks after you notify your friendly neighborhood community outreach staff that you are eligible. In some cases it might take longer.
What if I need a replacement sign? Please notify your local staff partner. In most cases we will be happy to replace your sign free of charge if, for example, it is damaged or stolen. (Shipping charges might still apply.)
My friend supports a Walk to Defeat ALS in a different Chapter’s service area. How can they get a sign for the walk that they attend? Currently, this is a program that is unique to the Golden West Chapter. We do, however, speak frequently with staff in other Chapters and are happy to coordinate with them and share artwork so they can implement a similar program. Please have your friend contact us.
Does my team get credit for my donation? Absolutely! Since you are making a self-donation, as long as you are registered for your team, your team will get the credit and the amount will show up on your personal and team goal “thermometer.”
I’m worried about person-to-person contact, what are my options? The safety of our families and staff comes first. Our sign deliveries this year will be contact-free. When you reach out to your community outreach partner to let them know you want a sign, let them know about your concern. We can stake it in your yard for you, or wipe it down and leave it on your doorstep. Your choice!
Golden West Chapter Community Outreach Partners