What is an “Individual”


For purposes of prizes and donations, it is important to clarify what a unique individual is.

CFWM’s intention with Valley Gives is to expand the number of people (individuals) who are donating to the Pioneer Valley. Therefore if there are questions, we will look at each situation to determine the unique individuals – the real person making the donation. We consider a unique donor to be an actual individual.

Regardless of other factors – addresses, email addresses, similar/different names, etc., we will look to find out if a single person or multiple people are donating.

Donations made on behalf of, in honor of, or in memory of another individual will not be counted as a unique donor. (we do acknowledge that children and youth under 18 are their own people but legally they cannot donate using a credit card)