Abby charitable groups raise funds through BlackPress4Good crowdfunding initiative

Black Press launched the new community service on Oct. 1

Abby charitable groups raise funds through BlackPress4Good crowdfunding initiative

 

Three Abbotsford charitable organizations have active campaigns to raise money via the BlackPress4Good crowdfunding initiative, which officially launched on Oct. 1.

The Abbotsford Hospice hopes to raise $20,000 to complete the interior rooms on a facility providing dignified end-of-life care and support for grieving families and friends. Every dollar raised before Nov. 15 will be matched by a local family up to $500,000.

Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center has a fundraising goal of $6,000 to purchase wildlife food supplies needed to care for hundreds of injured animals and birds that are released once rehabilitated.

The Abbotsford Food Bank hopes to raise $5,000 to feed children through its Starfish Pack Program. Created by the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, the program offers participating kids a backpack filled with two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners for the weekend.

To find out more about each of the campaigns or to make a donation, click here.

Black Press launched this new community service, in partnership with FundRazr, the platform at the roots of BlackPress4Good.com. More than 40,000 people and groups around the world have raised in excess of $50 million via FundRazr.

Fundraisers register online via the link on this newspaper’s website home page, provide information about their objectives and fund recipients, and their project profiles are then posted on a dedicated website page to reach out to readers, who can monitor the progress of a specific cause. Supporters make their donations via PayPal, a secure and well-established digital payment system.

Under 10 per cent of the total amount raised will be levied by FundRazr, PayPal and Black Press to recover the administration, support, marketing and hosting costs associated with this initiative.

Readers will also have the opportunity to be inspired and touched by the good news content of the Black Press 4Good blog, at blogs.blackpress4good.com/. This site’s content is solely based on the good news stories being reported in Black Press papers across the province. Be introduced to the countless individuals and organizations who are making their communities better places to live.

BlackPress4Good.com and facebook.com/blackpress4good have been created to help channel and enhance that caring spirit.

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