A New Way to Support Your Favorite Nonprofit

You support FOCUS in so many ways: making donations to our trimestrial newsletter, attending our family and Autism-friendly events, and liking us on our social media pages. Now there is a new way to help the hundreds of children and families served by FOCUS – GoFundMe!

Why Online Fundraising?

Online fundraising is nothing new. You have probably seen campaigns made by friends and close acquaintances for various causes, such as paying medical bills or supporting a trip to serve the needy. Some, however, are for fun. One that got a lot of attention over the summer was Zack Brown’s “Potato Salad” Kickstarter campaign. According to Ben Brumfield of CNN, Brown started this campaign to make his first ever batch of potato salad.  The campaign went viral, and he raised a total of $55,492!  The majority of those funds went towards “Potato Stock 2014”, according to Emily Thompson of the Columbus Monthly. This event raised funds for nonprofit organizations working to end hunger and homelessness.

What is GoFundMe, and why is FOCUS using them?

gfm_logo_300dpiGoFundMe is an easy to use fundraising website that produces results! According to their website, GoFundMe has raised over $530 million dollars from six million donors since being founded in 2010.

FOCUS chose to use GoFundMe because it will provide the most funds for our cause – our scholarship fund. FOCUS receives 92% of each donation made through GoFundMe, and there are no extra fees incurred on anyone who donates. It is a win-win for everyone!

How do I contribute to your campaign?

 

How do you donate? You simply visit our campaign page, click the “Donate Now” button on the right hand side, and make a secure donation! You are only charged the amount you donate – there are no extra fees.

Not ready to donate, but want to share your support? You can share our campaign page on Facebook and Twitter!

You Matter!

Your support helps the hundreds of children and their families supported by FOCUS. Because of you, they can experience social and emotional growth in a safe, nurturing environment. You can ensure more children can receive the direct clinical services FOCUS provides by supporting our GoFundMe campaign!