2017 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
DIVISION 1 - ADMINISTRATION OF WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 2 - Unattended Collection Boxes
(a) The front of every collection box shall conspicuously display both of the following:
(1) The name, address, telephone number, and, if available, the Internet Web address of the owner and operator of the collection box.
(2) A statement, in at least two-inch typeface, that either reads, “this collection box is owned and operated by a for-profit organization” or “this collection box is owned and operated by a nonprofit organization.” For purposes of this chapter, a commercial fundraiser shall be classified as a for-profit organization.
(b) If the collection box is owned by a nonprofit organization, the front of the collection box shall also conspicuously display a statement describing the charitable cause that will benefit from the donations.
(c) If the collection box is owned by a for-profit entity, the front of the collection box shall also conspicuously display a statement that reads “this donation is not tax deductible.” If the collection box is owned and operated by a commercial fundraiser, the commercial fundraiser may post notice of donations to a charitable cause only on the sides of the box. This notice shall always be smaller in size than the for-profit entity’s name and address and shall constitute only 25 percent of the notice space of the box.
(Added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 75, Sec. 1. (AB 918) Effective January 1, 2011.)