The least successful fund raisers are the ones that stand at the theater doors during the event and try to enlist our customers who not members of the group.
We usually warn these groups to stop or we ask them to leave as they have broken the rules of our agreement and defeat the purpose of “working” toward a goal.
Water Gardens is not inclined to support out-of-town groups or individual people where there is no demonstrable benefit to our patrons or the theaters.
We limit the number of fundraisers to “one” per group per school year.
We are selective in the number and kind of fundraisers we will approve.
DONATIONS, IN-KIND DONATIONS & SUPPORT:
On occasion, the Water Gardens will choose to donate or discount gift-certificates or concessions to support a local non-profit’s activity away from the theater.
Common examples may include; teacher appreciation awards, PTA family night, church youth special events.
If the hard costs to the theater are minimal and the group has a worthy event, we may donate the items for free.
If the hard costs to the theater are substantial, we may discount what the group pays in order to make it a win-win.
DECISIONS ON WHICH GROUPS OR ACTIVITIES ARE BENEFITED, WHICH FUND RAISERS ARE APPROVED AND WHAT PROGRAMS ARE SUPPORTED:
In order to sustain long-term financial health and continue to provide valuable entertainment services to the community, Water Gardens maintains the right to decide who, what, when, where, why and how often it supports fund raisers, donations and groups.