Introduction to WSPTA Fundraising
The Washington State Patrol Troopers Association would like to thank you for your interest in our organization. Over the years, we have been able to provide support to Washington Troopers and their families, as well as assist a number of great charitable organizations throughout the state thanks to your contributions.
Our fundraising programs do not require individuals to buy any products. It is important to note, however, that those giving a donation will receive an official decal identifying them as a supporter.
BEWARE dubious "Trooper" organizations - DO NOT BE FOOLED
Our contact center employs the latest technologies, and captures all dialing and calling info as it happens. This allows us to monitor calls and audit quality, for which we have a retired WSP Trooper who goes to the center regularly. We have received many complaints over the last couple years about rude phone calls on behalf of "Trooper" organizations. Every time we conduct a records search, we find these calls are not originating from our center. Because it is effecting our reputation, we wanted to make people aware that several other organizations may be soliciting your homes and businesses for donations, claiming to represent "Washington Troopers". Do not be confused about the source of these solicitations from organizations with similar names. The WSPTA is not affiliated with the "American Association of State Troopers", "National Troopers Coalition" or any other organization claiming to represent State Troopers. Many of these calls originate from telemarketing companies in Florida, Texas, North Carolina and other locations.
Our organization, formed in 1980, represents all troopers and sergeants within the Washington State Patrol. We currently have over 1,000 members. No other group can legitimately make these claims. Some may claim to represent "Washington Members", but they are not endorsed by, or associated with, the Washington State Patrol or the WSPTA. We've never heard of many of them and no one we know in the WSP is receiving any benefit from them.
Please make sure to ask questions when these people call you so you know who you are speaking to, and to know where your donation dollars are going. More importantly, no matter if they say "Washington Troopers" or "Washington Members" or anything similar in their pitch, know that they DO NOT represent the WSPTA.
How to identify the real WSPTA
Anyone calling on our behalf will identify our full organization's name; "Washington State Patrol Troopers Association" in their introduction, as well as telling you who they are, and where they are calling from. Our agents will always provide you with a callback number to contact them. We also provide a number of options for payments (see below), and our agents will not "hard sell" you into something you are uncomfortable with.
If you receive a residential solicitation and agree to make a contribution, you will receive a pledge kit that includes a letter with a signature of the President of the WSPTA in it, as well as a WSPTA Supporter decal, and a pre-addressed envelope to return the pledge in. We occasionally will send out additional letters, or post cards and they will always have the WSPTA logo on them. The decal will also have full organizational name; "Washington State Patrol Troopers Association" and logo. If you receive a kit in the mail with a decal that does not have our logo, it is not from the WSPTA. At no time will an individual come by your home or business to pick up your donation. Our residential solicitations are conducted through the United States Postal Service.
Business solicitations are made to business owners throughout the state for advertisement in The Washington Trooper Magazine, the official publication of the WSPTA. When a business agrees to buy magazine advertisement space, a business supporter package is sent out. This package contains an invoice and various literature about the WSPTA, Supporter decals and a return envelope to be mailed in along with the ad copy and payment.
To Make a Pledge
In an effort to make supporting the WSPTA as convenient and easy as possible, we will be providing a number of options for our donors.
We conduct fund-drives where representatives call and email Washington residents and provide the multiple donation options. These representatives will immediately identify themselves, the full name of the Association, and the purpose of the call. Calls are made from a secure facility, and donations made by credit card by phone or online go direct into a WSPTA account.
To make a secure donation using our PayPal Checkout, please use the below button:
If you are having problems using this service please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a PayPal invoice to you.
Please note that giving by PayPal helps reduce overhead expenses for fund drive costs and allows more of your donation to go to our programs.
Call in Your Donation
To make a donation or request a pledge kit, please dial toll free to:
1-855-464-4055 (toll free number)
The line is manned Monday: 12-6PM, Tuesday-Friday: 12-9PM, and Saturday: 9AM-5PM (closed Sunday). If you prefer to pay by check or money order, the operator will gladly confirm your information and send you a kit.
Give by Mail
You may send a donation directly to our processing center. Please make checks or money orders out to "WSPTA" and send to:
Washington State Patrol Troopers Association
1001 Cooper Point Rd Suite 140-273
Olympia, WA 98502-1174
For businesses wanting to put an ad in The Washington Trooper Magazine, please call (877) 326-4150 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday.
If you Made a Pledge
You may have made a pledge and received your pledge kit by mail. A fundraising drive is currently being conducted to help support our programs and services. You should have received by mail, a donation letter. If you receive a form in the mail that does not appear like this one please contact us at email@example.com
To verify the legitimacy of any solicitation you receive, for additional information, or any other matter of business, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the WSPTA.
Thank you for your support!