Lake Forest, CA, February 28, 2017 –(PR.com)– The GiveNetwork, a mobile giving platform designed to encourage support for charitable fundraising initiatives, today announced the launch of CharityBomb, which hosts regional online fundraising campaigns designed to fuel the support and growth of smaller local nonprofits working within a targeted area of philanthropy.
The first campaign will support five Southern California charities dedicated to helping local youth with opioid addiction, grief recovery, drug education, overdose recovery and end or life care for critically ill children. The participating charities include: Solace Foundation, OUR HOUSE/ Camp Erin, GRASP/ Broken No More, Kristie’s Foundation, and California Youth Services. The goal is to raise $5 million dollars for these organizations by August 2, 2017. The funds will be distributed evenly amongst all five.
“We are excited about the launch of CharityBomb, especially this first campaign,” stated Bob Jones, CEO of the GiveNetwork. “We lost our youngest son to an opioid overdose in 2014. The journey of our grief led us to the organizations that are included in this campaign. They all do such great work, but they are small and underfunded. They need the support of the community to continue to do the work they do and help families like mine get the help they need.”
CharityBomb offers donors the unique opportunity to win while supporting charity. As part of reaching the $5 million campaign goal, six winners will be randomly chosen to share in overall cash prizes of $175,000.
Five different drawings will be held for each of the five collected donation stages. Each stage is triggered with each $1 million raised. Once a stage is triggered, a donor will be selected to receive a cash prize of $25,000. Once all five stages are reached, a bonus drawing will be held to select a winner from all donors to receive a bonus cash prize of $50,000.
“California Youth Services is thrilled to participate in the first CharityBomb campaign, which benefits many worthy causes,” said Kelly Scott, M.A. Ed., program director at California Youth Services. “This event will support our efforts that help children, teens, and families facing life’s many struggles, such as mental health issues, substance abuse, learning disabilities, and legal challenges. We have been making an impact since 2005 and grateful to be part of a collaborative effort to make a difference in young people’s lives.”
“Our mission at the Solace Foundation is to reduce the number of opioid related deaths in Orange County by expanding access to the overdose reversal drug naloxone. We have saved over 500 lives in the past 12 months! We believe every life matters and that everyone deserves a second chance. Supporting this campaign will help us continue to help and save even more,” said Aimee Dunkle, executive director of Solace Foundation OC.
For more information on CharityBomb and to make a donation and enter to win the sweepstakes, please visit http://www.charitybomb.us.
For more information on the charities included in the CharityBomb campaign, please visit their respective web sites:
· California Youth Services – http://www.calyouthservices.org/
· The Solace Foundation – http://www.solacefoundationofoc.org/
· OUR HOUSE/ Camp Erin – http://www.ourhouse-grief.org/camp-erin-la-oc/
· GRASP/ Broken No More – http://broken-no-more.org/
· Kristie’s Foundation – http://www.kristies.org/
The GiveNetwork fundraising platform was developed for one ultimate purpose: to effectively engage the community in philanthropic support while on the go. With today’s consumer increasingly engaging via mobile and social media, a tool for “responsive engagement” has become an absolute necessity. The GiveNetwork platform enhances charitable fundraising initiatives and allows donors to engage with and support their favorite charity from their smartphone. For more information, please visit http://givenetwork.biz/.