General FAQs

How does Kids Can Give Too split the money?

50% to the chosen charitie(s), the birthday kid gets 40% and Kids Can Give Too recieves 10%. So if the party collects $200, that’s $100 for the charity, and $80 Visa card for the kid and and Kids Can Give Too gets $20.

Why does Kids Can Give Too keep 10%?

Our business model allows us to cover the long list of administrative costs that keep things running, while making it possible for charities and party places to be able to easily afford our service. By charging just 10% of the total amount collected, parents have zero up-front costs, so anyone can afford to host a Kids Can Give Too birthday party for their child.

If I'm hosting a party at one of your partner venues, do I have to have a charity party?

No, we aren’t trying to force people to have charity parties, but we do want people to learn about our service and we would love it if your family would consider it. Our invitation system is free to use for all customers who are hosting parties at our partner venues. If you choose to send regular electronic invitations, the charity features will not be seen.

What if my guests start giving directly to the charity?

If your guests give directly to the charity, we have no way of tracking that donation. So, donations made directly to charities, via the charities private website or mail, will not be processed by Kids Can Give Too, thus the contributions will not be split with the birthday child. Essentially, a Kids Can Give Too birthday party is only successful for charities and birthday kids if the guests use the links provided within our system.

How do I get a charity listed on Kids Can Give Too?

Just go to the Charities tab and click on 'My Charity Is Interested' button.

How do I host a party?

Just click the button that says "Create Your Invitation” found on the main page and throughout the site. We will guide you through the entire process.

How do I invite my guests?

Invitations are what we do and we do it well. You can invite as many guests as you want straight from your party dashboard. You will be able to email, text or download an invitation link that you will be able to send through your personal email or social media channels.

What can I do from my party dashboard?

Everything. Send invitations via text, email or download the link to send through your personal email or social media channels, send messages to your guests, edit your party, view your guest list, track your RSVPS and see total donations.

How do I manage the party? How will I know when I get an RSVP/donation?

You will be notified via email each time a guest RSVPs. You will receive a link where you can click through to your party dashboard and see the new RSVP as well as your entire guest list and the rest of your RSVPs in real time. All RSVPs, donations, donation totals and messages from guests can be seen in real time on your party dashboard.

How do I convince my kids to give up all those wrapped presents?

Explain how great it will feel to be able to help others in need just by having a birthday party. Remind them that they receive a Visa Gift Card that they can use to buy exactly what they want. If it applies, tell them they will still be getting wrapped gifts from grandparents and other family members. Tell them how proud they will feel when they tell their friends about the charity they all helped.

How long do my guests have to donate to the party?

You can receive donations up to two days after the party end time. At that time, guests will no longer be able to give to the party so that we can process the amounts and the child can receive their gift card in a timely manner.

What if my guest(s) did not receive the invitation link? How else can I invite people other than through your system?

We have taken every measure to ensure your invitations are received, it is possible some guests may not see your invitation. This is due to the many possible email services and settings that people use. No worries, we have several ways to send invitation links. If you have noticed that a guest has not responded after a long period of time, just login to your Party Dashboard. You can send them a follow up invitation by text or share the link via social media or personal email. You can also print the pdf and hand deliver or mail it.

What if I want family and friends to be able to give a gift, but it doesn't make sense to invite them to the actual party?

We have a special invitation just for that. You can find this invitation on the second tab where you invite guests from your party dashboard. It works just like the other invitations, but leaves out the party details and announces that you’re having a charity party. This way grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors can support the birthday child.

What if I want to make a donation to my own child's party?

Just send yourself an invitation and make your donation there. You will also be able to send your child a message.

Why do you charge a $1.50 transaction fee for donations?

The credit card processing company charges us 2.9% + $.30 for EVERY transaction. We need to have a built in way to cover these costs because the giving for each party is unpredictable. A single party could have 20, 30 or even 50 single donations for various amounts and the fees would total more than the 10% revenue to be sustainable. We have found that charging $1.50 no matter how much the transaction (sometimes it is more, sometimes it is less) keeps us at a break even. So, this model allows us to keep doing what we do. Also, even though the guests pay this $1.50 fee, they actually end up saving money because they don't have the other added costs such as wrapping paper, cards or gas to and from the store to buy the gift, not to mention the value of their time.

If I forgot to invite someone after I already sent out online invitations, can I go back and invite them at a later time?

Sure you can! You can login into your Party Dashboard and invite more people as often as you want. Just login and click on My Parties, select your current party and it will take you to your dashboard. Invite additional guests via email or text message via our built in system, share the link via social media or you can print your invitations by downloading the PDF.

What if my child's birthday is months away and I want to be reminded to have a Kids Can Give Too party?

Just click the orange 'Create a Reminder' button found on the homepage and throughout the site. We will send you an email with a link before your child’s birthday. We recommend setting up your reminder 5 weeks before your child’s birthday to give you plenty of time, but parties can be booked at a moments notice

Can I give away more than 50% of donations received?

Our system is programmed to automatically give 50% of the donation to the chosen charitie(s). But, if your child wants to give more, they can always use their Visa Gift Card to purchase more charitable donations for another local charity.

How do I check my RSVPs and donations?

You will receive a notification with a new total and link to your party dashboard each time a guest RSVPs. Or just login at any time and click on My Parties at the top of the homepage. Then, select your current party and you will be able to see your guests' RSVP status, the individual donation amounts as well as birthday messages from your party guests.

Is there a way for me to communicate to my guests after I send out the invitations?

Yes! You can send messages to your invited guests through our party dashboard.

What if I need to change my party details?

Go to your party dashboard and click 'Edit Party' at the top of the left menu bar. Change anything you need, including party date, time, picture. Once you submit changes, we will automatically change the information on the invitation link and send an email to your guest list notifying them that there has been a change.

Will my child get a thank you from the charity?

When we send the check to the charity, we include your child’s name and address. We highly encourage the charities to at least send a thank you note and sometimes they send swag too!

When will my child receive the Visa Gift Card?

Your child will receive their Visa card 1-2 weeks after the party closes. Often sooner! At this time, your child will also receive a certificate from Kids Can Give Too showing the charity they chose and the amount they donated.

Charity FAQs

How do I get a charity listed on Kids Can Give Too?

Just go to the Charities tab and click on 'My Charity Is Interested' button.

What else do we have to do after we sign up? Do we have to host or help with the party?

Nope. Just get cash the checks and promote the partnership and keep booking more parties. We do EVERYTHING else.

How much does our charity receive from the party donations?

Your charity will receive 50% of the total donation. The average party collects $350, so in that case you would get a check for $175. Sometimes a party can raise $1,000 or more which would be $500 dollars for your cause with one single party.

How much does it cost charities to be on your site?

It’s $20 a month. No hidden fees. You can often cover the cost for an entire year with just one party. You can literally make thousands of dollars by hosting a couple of parties per month.

What are some tips for getting parties booked?

We send you tips, ideas and graphics to share straight to your Party Manager Dashboard. You will receive an email notification every time we add a new tip and you will have access to archived tips.

How do we tell people about KCGT?

Share your custom landing page with you lists, fans and followers. Use our tips, ideas and graphics to promote across your channels. The more you promote, the more parties you will book and the more money you will raise. There is no limit to how much money your charity can raise using our platform.

Will our charity be able to thank the child?

YES! In fact, it’s something we highly recommend. We send the name and address of the kid donor with the check. Kids love being acknowledged and getting mail. Swag is always good too. You can also thank the child via email right from your party dashboard. And remember, that kid will have a party every single year and they probably have siblings… so it’s important to show your appreciation and follow up.

Can kids from anywhere in the United States use your service and have a party that benefits us, even if we are just a small local charity?

YES! That’s the best thing about KCGT. You can share your custom landing page with you lists, followers and fans and they can book a party from there... BUT you are also listed on our charity page that is seen by families everywhere. You can get picked by some random kid 2,000 miles away. In fact, it happens all the time!

Party Place Partner FAQs

If our party place uses your service, do our customers HAVE to host a charity party?

No, we aren’t trying to force people to have charity parties, but we do want people to learn about our service and we would love it if families would consider it. The invitation system is free to use for all of your customers who are hosting parties at your party place. If your customers choose to send regular electronic invitations, the charity features will not be seen.

How do our customers find the invitation platform?

After you sign up, we provide a link with your custom landing page. Just add this link to your party confirmation email that you send to your customers. They click the link and we take it from there. You do not have to do anything else! We handle RSVPs, notifications, reminders and customer service.

How does Kids Can Give Too help my party business?

You delight your customers with an easy to use online invitation system branded to your birthday venue. We give you the ability to contact party guests to make offers & send coupons. We provide the opportunity to build a reputation as a community supporter. We provide a Relationship manager for: customer contact, social media content, data. We provide a way for you to add links(for waivers etc.) and information directly in the invitations, so you can communicate to party guests and streamline your processes.

What do my customers get?

Unlimited customized invitations with pictures and quotes, ability to add a charity, ability to email, text or print invitations, notifications and reminders for both guests and hosts, RSVP tracking and the ability to message guests.

Can I customize the invitations that my customers use?

Yes. You can add links and messages and offers to every invitation that your customers will use. For example links to a waiver if you have one or notes like “Please wear socks”. The best part is you can add offers so you can book more parties! For example: Mention or use coupon code “Kids Can Give Too” when booking your party at Barb’s Bouncy House and get 15% off!

How much is it?

It’s $29 per month for each location or $79 for up to 4 locations.