what you'll do
Ready for an almighty experience? You’ll join Morgan Freeman over video chat and score a front row seat to his latest Oscar-worthy performance… as a prank caller! That’s right, you’ll team up with one of the best voices in the business to prank call your friends and family. And as the ultimate keepsake, Morgan will also record a personalized outgoing voicemail message for you. It’s official. This is your Shawprank Redemption.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
Tallahatchie River Foundation: Founded by Morgan Freeman, the Tallahatchie River Foundation is committed to quality early childhood education in the state of Mississippi. The Tallahatchie River Foundation believes that when children thrive in their early education, their lifelong success drives a promising future for society. The Foundation invests in and aids organizations such as the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance, which works to bring about systemic change for Mississippi’s children and support their holistic development, and Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance, which provides quality early learning opportunities for children in the local community. Your support can help them continue this pivotal work.
The ACLU Foundation of Southern California: The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) works to defend the civil liberties of all people as enshrined in the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For nearly 100 years, through litigation, policy advocacy, media advocacy and organizing, the ACLU SoCal has fought to secure and protect the civil rights of all people—namely women, youth, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and nonbinary people, immigrants and refugees, members of minority religions, people with disabilities, people experiencing poverty or who are unhoused, and people who are incarcerated. For more information about the ACLU SoCal, visit aclusocal.org
This experience raises funds for Charities Aid Foundation America (“CAF America”), a US-registered, 501(c)(3) public charity. 100% of donations for this experience go to CAF America, who will then grant the donations, minus the experience fees and costs, to the ACLU Foundation of Southern California (the “Designated Grantee”). For more info on how much will go to the Designated Grantee, the expected timeframe in which the Designated Grantee will receive the grants, and the rare circumstances in which CAF America may reassign funds to a similar grantee, see the “Fundraising Transparency” section at the bottom of each experience page.
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING. Capitalized terms used and not defined below have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Official Rules, available here.
One (1) grand prize winner (the “Winner”)
Omaze, Inc. (referred to herein as “Omaze” or “Sponsor”)
3. Designated Grantee:
Tallahatchie River Foundation & The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (“Designated Grantee”).
This Experience is part of a fundraising campaign for Charities Aid Foundation America (“CAF America”), which is a globally recognized, United States 501(c)(3) public charity. Omaze transfers 100% of donations raised by an Experience to CAF America, who then uses the donations, less various Experience costs and fees, to fund and distribute grants to the Designated Grantee.
All Designated Grantees are pre-validated by CAF America to confirm they meet CAF America’s applicable eligibility requirements to receive grants. So long as the identified Designated Grantee remains eligible to receive grants from CAF America, CAF America will distribute grants to Designated Grantee out of the donations raised in this Experience.
If, at some point prior to the distribution of a grant, CAF America determines that an identified Designated Grantee is no longer eligible to receive grants, then CAF America may (i) withhold distribution of the grant until the Designated Grantee is eligible or (ii) grant the funds to another nonprofit with a similar mission to the identified Designated Grantee’s mission. If the donations granted to a cause other than the identified Designated Grantee(s), the Experience webpage will be updated to identify what entity(ies) were supported by the donations of that Experience.
4. Deadline to Enter:
This Experience begins January 26, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., Pacific Standard Time and ends April 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor is the official timekeeper.
5. Entry Limit:
The maximum number of entries for any one person into this Experience (the “Entry Limit”) is six thousand (6,000), regardless of the method of entry.
6. Potential Winner Notification:
A random drawing will be conducted on or about the close of Entry Period. Winner will be drawn from among all valid entries received by Sponsor during the Entry Period. Potential Winner will be notified after the Entry Period and must timely respond in accordance with the terms and deadlines stated in the Official Rules.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
7. Prize Provider(s):
Omaze (“Prize Provider”).
8. Prize Details:
(a) The Grand Prize. Winner will receive a video chat with Morgan Freeman and join him in a prank call to the winner's friends and/or family. Winner will also receive an outgoing voicemail message recorded by Morgan Freeman. (the “Grand Prize”).
(i) Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $25 (USD)
(ii) Anticipated Prize Fulfillment Date: TBD
(iii) Prize Fulfillment Location: TBD
(iv) Any Taxes or Fees Covered: None
Except as explicitly stated, all Prizes are awarded as is, without any representations or warranties, and cannot be transferred, sold, substituted or redeemed for cash by Winner. Unless noted in the Prize details in this Section 8, Winner is solely responsible for all taxes, costs, and fees associated with Prize receipt, ownership and/or use.
All third-party names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
9. Eligibility and Restrictions:
This is a Grand-Prize Experience (as defined in Section 2(A) of the Official Rules). Individuals who have won the grand prize in any Grand-Prize Experience (as defined in Section 2 of the Official Rules) in the immediately preceding 18-month period are not eligible to win. Individuals may not win more than one secondary prize in this Experience.
Age to enter: You must be at least 18 years old to win.
Prohibited Persons. In addition to those prohibited persons identified in Section 1(A) of the Official Rules, any individuals, or any employees, officers, and/or directors of the Designated Grantee(s) of this Experience are not eligible to enter or win this Experience.
In addition to all of the other requirements stated in these Official Rules, if the Potential Winner is a Canadian resident, (s)he must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question to be eligible to be confirmed the Winner.
Entry is subject to all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited. See the Official Rules for more details. In certain jurisdictions, local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.
10. Winner Confirmation & Verification:
Potential Winners are subject to confirmation and verification by Sponsor in accordance with the terms and restrictions stated in the Official Rules. As part of the Winner confirmation and verification process, except where legally prohibited, Sponsor may conduct background check(s) on a Potential Winner. Some or all of such background checks may occur prior to notifying Potential Winner and/or prior to awarding the Prize(s), as may be permitted by law. Participation in an Experience constitutes Participant’s authorization to such background checks, without Sponsor providing any additional prior notice or seeking any additional authorizations or consents from Potential Winner.
This Experience is part of a fundraising campaign for Charities Aid Foundation America (“CAF America”), which is a globally recognized United States 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID # 43-1634280). CAF America retains exclusive control over all donations raised in this Experience.
(a) How it works: Omaze and CAF America work together to offer incredible Experiences, like this one. You don’t have to donate to enter, but if you do, 100% of your donation goes to CAF America, who then distributes the donations, minus the Experience fees and costs, to the nonprofit(s) identified on the experience page (the “Designated Grantee(s)”). Our model allows CAF America and the non-profit grantees to spend less time worrying about raising funds and instead focus their energy on doing awesome work.
(b) Where your donation goes: For Omaze Premiere Experiences like this one, 60% of the total donation goes to the Designated Grantee(s) via a grant from CAF America. (If there are multiple Designated Grantees, then this amount is equally distributed to each). CAF America retains a small percentage of the total donations (less than 1%) to cover its own operating costs. Omaze uses the remaining amount to pay for the Experience costs, such as Prize costs, payment processing fees, and advertising to awesome people like you, and to cover our operating costs of providing and maintaining the technology and team that makes this all happen.
(c) Designated Grantee Eligibility: Before every Experience, CAF America confirms the Designated Grantee(s) as eligible to receive grants. In the rare case where, after the launch of an Experience but before distribution of the donations, a Designated Grantee fails to maintain eligibility (per CAF America’s grant-making policies and/or applicable laws), then CAF America may (i) withhold distribution of the donations until the Designated Grantee is eligible or (ii) reassign the donations to another nonprofit that supports a similar cause. If CAF America reassigns the donations to an alternate organization, the Experience page will be updated to identify what entity(ies) received the grant(s).
(d) When will the Designated Grantee get the money? Omaze sends 100% of donations from this Experience to CAF America within 2 business days of Omaze’s receipt of the donation. The speed at which CAF America distributes the donations to the Designated Grantee(s) depends on the classification of the Experience and can be anywhere from 2 weeks after Omaze received your donation to 90 days from the close of the Experience. In circumstances where a Designated Grantee fails to maintain eligibility to receive grants, the above grant distribution timeframes may be impacted.
For Experiences where the grant amount is a percentage of total donations (e.g., Premiere and Owned Experiences), CAF America will distribute the donations via multiple grants throughout the duration of the Experience, usually within 10-15 business days following CAF America’s receipt of donations from Omaze.
For Experiences where the grant amount is a percentage of Adjusted Donations (total donations minus Experience costs), CAF America will distribute donations after reconciliation of all Experience costs (usually within 15-90 days following the close of the Experience).
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