We would like to introduce you to our latest business partner, In Lieu Of Flowers. Sending flowers to a funeral in memory of a loved one is a long-honored tradition. Today’s generation is more accustomed to making a memorial donation via a crowdfunding platform. www.ilof.com is a crowdfunding platform designed and created by members of the funeral industry to help families at their time of loss as a way for friends to make a memorial donation in a safe and secure way knowing the funds will go to the intended family. Here are some frequent asked questions:
1. Why In Lieu Of Flowers in place of other crowdfunding platforms?
With In Lieu Of Flowers, donors can have complete confidence the funds will be used for the intended purpose and was authorized by the immediate family. In Lieu Of Flowers only accepts donations in response to the lost of a loved one and is dedicated to the funeral industry.
2. What can the funds raised be used for?
Money raised via In Lieu Of Flowers can be used towards any expenses incurred during the memorialization of a loved one. This is not limited to just the fees from the funeral services provider, but can include cemetery plots, monuments, urns, obituaries, travel for out of town family, etc. The funds can also be donated by the family to a charity or their church.
3. How does a family spread the word on a campaign for In Lieu Of Flowers?
Your Funeral Director will set up the campaign at www.ilof.com and provide you with a link to your loved one’s dedicated page. From this page, you can share the link via email, text or social media like Facebook. We recommend that you add comments like “the family appreciates all donations” when the link is shared.
4. What if memorial donations exceed the set goal amount?
All monies raised above the funeral services providers fees are refunded to the loved one’s next of kin.
5. What if the family does not need donations to pay for the funeral expense?
www.ilof.com is a platform for families to accept donations in lieu of flowers that can be donated to the loved one’s favorite charity or something can be purchased in their memory.
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