2017 has been a brutal disaster year, but we’re heartened by how Growfunders are able to give back to the communities who need aid the most. Recently, we heard from a company that has been using Growfund to run its workplace giving campaigns. They created a Giving Opportunity on Growfund to raise money for hurricane relief, and employees across its multiple sites in the region were able to contribute to the fund. The company matched, and as a result, the employees were able to raise thousands of dollars in just a fews days to help. Before Growfund, such a company-wide effort would not have been possible!
When disasters strike across the world, Growfund immediately equips change-makers to help rebuild people’s lives through Featured Giving Opportunities (FGO) like these disaster-specific ones, which have been collecting funds to support the victims devastated by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the earthquake in Mexico.
While FGOs can be set up for any cause, these FGOs streamline donations to charities like the American Red Cross, Americares and Save the Children, who are on the ground working with communities on disaster relief and recovery efforts. Together, donations directed to these FGOs provide assistance such as shelter, homemade meals, emergency supplies, and, in the case of Houston, mobile medical units. Growfund’s Featured Giving Opportunities take the guesswork out of finding the right charity to get the job done.