As of 2018 to streamline our internal donation processes, we chose a yearly charity for official MomoCon support. This does not preclude other charities from taking part in other parts of MomoCon. The yearly charity partner will be provided promotional space at the convention and the majority of on-site MomoCon charity fundraising will be in support of this partner. We host several charity events throughout the weekend, including video game stream marathons, karaoke contests and group sing alongs, and other events. We have seen that having volunteers present to educate people has a direct positive impact on the fundraising efforts of our fans.
To participate as a charity partner with MomoCon at any level, we request:1. The organization must be a registered non-profit and must submit proof of active 501(c)(3) status.2. The following organizations are not eligible for funding:a. Political organizationsb. Lobby/special interest groupsc. Religious affiliated organization3. The organization must have ties, advertising, synergy, or be a direct endemic brand to our communities. This includes programs focusing on literacy (comics), career development in media, fundraising involving games, education, etc. Charities that regularly work with fan events/groups/have fan focuses (i.e. Make a Wish working with the 501st Legion) are also a-ok! Organizations that affect large groups of our attendees are also welcome!4. If your charity intends to host giveaways or raffles, please make sure you obtain appropriate licenses and follow the applicable laws and regulations while at MomoCon (http://www.gambling-law-us.com/Charitable-Gaming/Georgia/raffles.htm). MomoCon will not hold any licences or permissions on behalf of a partner charity organization.
While we do not have the space or ability to host all qualified charity organizations, we are happy to do what we can!