YES, it is legal. The passage of Proposition 17 by California voters brought about a recent change in California Law that now allows non-profit corporations, religious organizations, educational organizations or foundations to engage or host giveaways and raffles to raise funds to further their work. For information on other states here is a good place to start http://www.rafflefaq.com/united-states-raffle-laws/
Each state has laws and statutes that outline what must be done in order to conduct a legal giveaway or raffle. For information on other states here is a good place to start http://www.rafflefaq.com/united-states-raffle-laws/
Early Bird drawings will be held in various stages:
The first early bird drawing will take place when a total of 1000 donations of $150 are made.
The second early bird drawing will take place when a total of 3000 donations of $150 are made.
The third early bird drawing will take place when a total of 6000 donations of $150 are made.
The fourth early bird drawing will take place when a total of 8000 donations of $150 are made.
The fifth early bird drawing will take place when a total of 10,000 donations of $150 are made.
The sixth early bird drawing will take place when a total of 12,000 donations of $150 are made.
(See Early Bird Prizes). All tickets entered into the drawing, will remain in the drawing for subsequent early bird drawings. Example: If a person donates a minimum of $150.00, that person will be automatically entered into our early bird drawings prior to the first early bird drawing and that person’s entry ticket will also be entered into all subsequent drawings.
The Grand Prize Drawing for the UriYAH Home Giveaway will be held 60 days after the 20,000th donation has been made and ticket issued. The exact location of the drawing will be determined and announced on the UriYAH Home Giveaway website. An independent accounting firm will supervise and audit the drawings. The UriYAH Republic Home Giveaway is open to the public and the winner does not need to be present to win. UriYAH Republic will inform the winners via mail, email, phone and the UriYAH Home Giveaway website.
UriYAH Republic will issue a ticket for a minimum donation of $150.00. Only 20,000 tickets will be issued per Home Giveaway. The chances of winning are based on that number. Only one eligible person may be entered in the Home Giveaway per ticket. If the name of more than one person is submitted with a ticket purchase, and that ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed the holder of record of that ticket and declared the winner. Division of prize by a group purchasing a ticket in common shall be to the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that ticket, should that ticket be selected as a winner.
PRIZE AWARDS IN EVENT OF LACK OF DONOR SUPPORT:
If fewer than 16,000 donations are received, one year after the initiation of the home giveaway, the drawing will be held as scheduled and The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize equal to $300,000.00 (subject to applicable withholding of required taxes).
UriYAH, Inc. is the administrative organization for UriYAH Republic, a 501(c)(3) Religious Benefit Organization. UriYAH Republic is a global altruistic community. Our community is comprised of enlightened purposeful co-creative individuals, families, sub communities and organizations, all created to advance the human experience of all that occupy the planet.
UriYAH Republic seeks the support and donations from its members, partners and the community at large.
Entity Identity Data:
1st Street, Unit 612
Long Beach, CA 90802
Tax ID: 27-1210140
The proceeds of this Home Giveaway fundraiser will support the feeding of orphanages with an aquaponic organic food growing systems. Our goal is to give a gift that will never stop giving. This aquaponic system will forever assist in relieving the orphanage of its food bill by perpetually producing fresh organic fish, fruits and vegetables. We will also provide an age appropriate aquaculture, agriculture and farming curriculum for the school children, which will teach them how to produce good healthy food for a lifetime.
Yes, partnering with UriYAH Republic is a great way to support charity, sell your home and promote affordable home ownership.