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When used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall apply:

“Charitable organization” means any benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, eleemosynary, religious, education, social, recreation or fraternal organization or any other person having or purporting to have a charitable nature and which solicits or solicits and collects contributions for any charitable purpose. The word “charitable” includes “religious” and shall otherwise have its common law meaning unless the context in which it is used clearly requires a narrower or broader meaning.

“Contribution” means the donation, promise or grant, for consideration or otherwise, of any money or property of any kind or value, which contribution is wholly or partly induced by solicitation.

“Direct solicitation” means solicitation in which an individual making a solicitation is in the immediate physical presence of any individual being solicited.

“Solicitation” means any oral or written request for a contribution, including the solicitor’s offer or attempt to sell any property, rights, services, or other thing in connection with which:

1. Any appeal is made for any charitable purpose; or

2. The name of any charitable organization or purpose is used as an inducement for consummating the sale; or

3. Any statement is made which implies that the whole or any part of the proceeds from the sale will be applied toward any charitable purpose or donated to any charitable organization. [Ord. 526 § 2, 2010.]