In 2015 Anaheim residents safely celebrated the Fourth of July holiday and raised considerable funds for locally-based nonprofit groups after voting in 2014 to re-institute the sale and use of Safe and Sane fireworks in the city. Through the preseason fireworks sales fundraising program, more than $40,000 was donated to more than 50 Anaheim-based participating nonprofit groups, the largest number of nonprofits benefited in any one Orange County city.
From June 28 through July 4, 2015 Honda Center served as host to the largest fireworks superstore in the state of California. This year, in order to better serve the entire city of Anaheim, a second location will be operated at North West corner of Brookhurst and Ball.
Once again, the Preseason Fundraising Program will be available to any Anaheim-based nonprofit organization. As opposed to the traditional fireworks model in other cities, in which nonprofits compete for a limited number of permits to staff and operate their own location, Anaheim allows all qualified nonprofit organizations to earn funds through the program.
Two sites, the Honda Center parking lot off Katella and South Douglass Road, and North West corner of Brookhurst and Ball will serve as Anaheim’s only distribution sites for Safe and Sane fireworks.
The City of Anaheim has authorized two retail fireworks sales locations this year, Honda Center and North West corner of Brookhurst and Ball. Both locations will feature several fireworks stands. Honda Center has been contracted by the City of Anaheim for the management of the retail fireworks locations and the nonprofit Preseason Program. The simple, straight-forward Preseason Program allows any Anaheim nonprofit organization to earn 30% of the business they drive to Honda Center.
Honda Center has chosen to partner with TNT Fireworks on this unique fireworks venture.
Qualified nonprofit organizations will be given the ability to fundraise by promoting business to both Anaheim fireworks sales locations. Under section 6.40.010 of the City of Anaheim’s fireworks ordinance, a “qualified organization” can be defined as the following:
Any tax-exempt charity, nonprofit association or other organization organized pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code or the Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of California, or the local chapter of any such organization, that has met all of the following criteria for a continuous period of not less than one full year preceding submittal to the City for approval of the written agreement required pursuant to paragraph “B” of Section 6.40.035 (Safe and Sane Fireworks – Sale) and continues to meet said criteria for the duration of the designated sales period:
a. Is in good standing under all applicable laws;
b. Is organized primarily for veteran, patriotic, welfare, civic or business betterment, religious, athletic, youth or charitable purposes specifically to benefit and/or serve the citizens of the City;
c. Has its principal and permanent meeting place, office or service facility in the City.
A school, as recognized by the State of California, including elementary school, middle school, high school, or college located within the boundaries of the City, or any student group, club or organization of such a school that is officially recognized by the school.
The qualified organization will be given fireworks Preseason Program event flyers to distribute amongst potential fireworks buyers. The fireworks Preseason Program event flyer will be labeled with a specific promotional code for each qualified organization participating in the fireworks program. All Preseason Program event flyers will be presented at the two Anaheim fireworks sales locations exclusively. Thirty percent of all pre-tax sales generated by the qualified organization during the fundraiser event will be donated when a fundraiser flyer is presented.
The only restrictions for nonprofit organizations to participate in the Anaheim Preseason Program are complying with either #1 or #2 of the “qualified organization” definitions above and applying through Honda Center by June 12, 2016.
If you, or someone you know is interested in participating in this fireworks fundraising venture please visit http://www.hondacenter.com/fireworks/ to submit an application by June 12, 2016.
In Honda Center’s agreement with City of Anaheim to manage the fireworks retail facility, Honda Center will donate 10% of the fireworks revenue generated from the event to The Anaheim Community Foundation.This provides another source of meaningful funding to the community.
Honda Center has chosen TNT Fireworks as its exclusive vendor of choice for fireworks.
TNT Fireworks is the industry leader of wholesale consumer fireworks in California and the nation. Each year, TNT works closely with over 2,200 nonprofit organizations in every city that sells Safe and Sane fireworks in California, to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable season. Their product quality and experience has made them the largest, most reputable and recognizable name in fireworks among consumers and communities. (click here to learn more)
TNT Fireworks has arranged to provide its widest and most ample selection of its popular line up of products. Honda Center fireworks venue will offer more fireworks than any other retail location in the entire state of California.
As the fireworks vendor, TNT Fireworks will not only supply the fireworks, but partner with Honda Center in the management of the retail facility, Preseason Program, marketing, safety training and securing all necessary permits to help ensure success in all aspects of the event.