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What is ILOF.com?

ILOF.com® is an online platform that allows extended family and friends the ability to make donations to honor the memory of, or to help provide financial assistance towards the funeral or memorial services of a dearly departed one. All money donated is collected by the servicing funeral home on behalf of the family.

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The New Tradition for Family Giving

Sending flowers to a funeral is a long-honored tradition. But in today's connected world, families prefer other options to honor the memory of their loved ones. ILOF.com® is a secure donation platform that allows extended family and friends to make online donations and share memories with families that have experienced the loss of a loved one.

For some, this unexpected loss creates an immediate financial burden. ILOF.com® campaigns allow families to have the funeral or memorial service their loved ones deserve, and to say goodbye with the utmost respect and honor.

It has become very common for In Lieu of Flowers to make charitable donations to other organizations in memory of the loved one. The cost of flowers has also increased, and the family can choose if they wish, to use the money donated through the ILOF.com® platform to purchase a casket spray or flowers for the service.

All campaigns are managed by the funeral home that is selected by the family. And monies donated will be made payable to a designated charity or non-profit, or go directly to the funeral home.

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General Questions

What is ILOF.com®?

ILOF.com® is an online platform that allows extended family and friends the ability to make donations to honor the memory of, or to help provide financial assistance towards the funeral or memorial services of a dearly departed one. All money donated is collected by the servicing funeral home on behalf of the family.

How Safe is ILOF.com®?

ILOF.com® uses the latest technology for secure payment encryption. None of your financial information is ever stored in our servers so both donors' online payments along with our funeral home partners are safe from security concerns.

How Does it Work?

Your funeral home director will set up your loved one’s account at ILOF.com® and provide you with the link for you to immediately share with all of your friends and relatives through email and all social media venues. All donated funds will be directed to the funeral home.

Who Receives the Money Donated?

The money donated to a campaign is paid directly to the funeral service provider working with the family of the deceased. The family will instruct the funeral director on how they want the donations dispersed. This may include ILOF.com® settling the funds directly to a nonprofit organization in the name of the loved one, a local hospice or church or to the funeral home to assist in their cost of services.

How Long Does a Campaign Last?

The platform defaults to 14 days and we recommend not leaving it open longer than 30 days. At any time, the director can close the campaign as needed.

What Are Your Fees?

Our standard fee is only 5% to cover business and administrative costs and a 2.9% fee to cover credit card processing charges.

Other platforms default a minimum of 10% ‘tip’ and up to 25%, which in turn cost your donor much more money. Studies show that once this is displayed, the donor will go in and lower his donated amount to cover this added tip. We’re more about getting as much monies for the families in need than we are about making money.

What is the Most Important Aspect of ILOF.com®?

The goal of every campaign is to memorialize the family’s loved one as best as possible. So the most important part is sharing the campaign link with as many friends and relatives as soon as possible through all social media outlets and your email contacts. Your funeral home director will assist you in adding the link to the obituary in order to greatly increase the probability of a successful campaign.

Can I Donate Anonymously?

Yes, you can. Your name and/or donation amount can be kept private if you desire. You will be given this option when making your donation online

How Can I Share My Campaign?

As soon as the fund is created, your funeral home director will provide you with a link to share with all of your friends and relatives. It is extremely easy for them to also share with their friends in assisting you in covering the costs. All campaigns can be accessed through ILOF.com® by searching for the campaign on the upper right-hand magnifying glass icon.

How do I Create a Campaign?

Your funeral home director will set up your loved one’s account at ILOF.com® and provide you with the link for you to immediately share with all of your friends and relatives through email and all social media venues. All donated funds will be directed to the funeral home.

How Long Can I Run the Campaign For?

The platform defaults to 14 days and we recommend not leaving it open longer than 30 days. At any time, the director can close the campaign as needed.

What Happens if Donations Reach Beyond the Stated Goal?

Experience shows that once the goal amount is reached, donations cease. Any monies received greater than the campaign, the funeral director will discuss with you on how to disperse these funds. We will then follow the family’s directive.

For families that are accepting donations in lieu of flowers, the goal amount should be established as $0.00.

Why Use ILOF.com® instead of other platforms?

We have been in the funeral services industry for over 30 years. We understand all aspects of funeral care. We view your trust the same way we do of every grieving family who has crossed our threshold: We will personally take care of you.

The phrase ‘In Lieu of Flowers’ has been the standard for families who prefer to accept donations to honor their loved one’s memory instead of flowers. These donations can be given to local charities such as hospitals or non-profit organizations or be used to cover unexpected funeral expenses.

You can trust us with every facet of the funding process, including all technical aspects, the security & support systems, and the speed of releasing funds to registered partners.

Ultimately it all comes down to assisting you with the one added burden you're having to carry at this time: memorializing your loved one or covering your loved one's burial costs and any related needs.

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Whether accepting donations to honor a memory or needing financial assistance to either cover the entire cost or to upgrade the quality of the service, this platform is designed for families facing the difficulty of losing a loved one.

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