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(a) A charitable organization shall not authorize a person to conduct a solicitation on its behalf unless the organization has prepared a written disclosure statement that contains the following information in at least 10 point type.
(1) The name and address of the charitable organization on whose behalf the contribution is being requested. If the mailing address is a post office box, the charitable organization shall also provide its street address.
(2) The specific purpose for which the charitable organization intends to use the contribution.
(3) The percentage of the contribution that will be allocated to fund raising expenses. In cases where solicitors will be paid a set fee rather than a percentage of the total contributions, the statement shall disclose the total monetary amount allocated to fund- raising expenses.
(4) Whether or not the charitable organization for which a contribution is sought has tax exempt status under federal and/or State law.
(5) The percentage of the total contribution which may be deducted as a charitable contribution under federal and/or State law. If no portion is deductible, the written material shall state that no part of the contribution to the organization is tax deductible.
(b) A disclosure statement may be in the form of a brochure or other written solicitation provided that it complies with paragraph (a) above and does not contain misleading or inaccurate information.
(c) It shall be unlawful for a solicitor to make a solicitation to a donor without first providing the donor with a copy of the "disclosure statement" required by paragraph (a) above.
(d) It shall be unlawful for a charitable organization to allow a volunteer to present a solicitation on its behalf without providing the volunteer with a disclosure statement to present to any donor with whom the volunteer intends to meet.
(Amended by Ord. No. 7210 (N.S.), effective 10-30-86; amended by Ord. No. 7603 (N.S.), effective 4-13-89; amended by Ord. No. 7666 (N.S.), effective 9-19-89; Ord. No. 7670 (N.S.), adopted 9-26-89, effective 10-26-89, supersedes Ord. No. 7666; amended by Ord. No. 9889 (N.S.), effective 10-26-07)