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What is GivingTuesday?
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world (givingtuesday.org).
Why is Shopping Angels joining the #GivingTuesday movement?
Shopping Angels began as a grassroots effort to mobilize able-bodied volunteers to help local at-risk communities.
We unexpectedly received an overwhelming amount of support across the globe, and this effort is now a movement of solidarity – bringing together communities to support those who are most vulnerable. One of the most important things we’ve learned since the inception of our organization in March 2020 is simple – there is still work to be done.
We are committed to serving people in need for as long as there is a need, and the need is overwhelming. That’s why we are participating in GivingTuesday this year and intend to do so every year.
With your support, we can continue our support of communities through and beyond this pandemic. This holiday season, we’re raising funds to continue our efforts across the nation. Shopping Angels is proud to be a volunteer-owned and volunteer-operated organization.
Whether you dedicate your contribution to volunteer background checks, individuals and families in need, or supporting the operational cost of our organization (volunteer matching programs, management systems, e-mail subscriptions, etc.) – your donation will contribute to the continuation of our services for those most in need across the country and in your own community.
For more information on how to raise money for your local state team, please review this document!
When Shopping Angels began operating in mid-March, we had no intention of starting a fundraising campaign. Unexpectedly, we received numerous requests from supporters asking for a way to send donations to our organization. Thus, we began our GoFundMe campaign – the only Shopping Angels GoFundMe campaign that is operated and approved by the Board of Directors. This campaign is still accepting donations!
Along with this unexpected growth, we have encountered unexpected costs. Some of the operational costs associated with Shopping Angels may include (but are not limited to):
- Providing for individuals who require financial assistance
- Providing background checks for volunteers
- Utilizing a volunteer management system
- Upgrading software to ensure coordination is as time-efficient as possible
- Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to volunteers
- Electronic mailing services to reach our volunteers effectively
- Materials to distinguish volunteers (i.e. name badges)
- Government-related or legal filing fees
Why does Shopping Angels need funding? Though we have completed the process of receiving 501(c)3 recognition, the organization’s journey in making an impact has only just begun. We aim to evolve and adapt as time progresses to serve the needs of our communities. This long-term vision requires a stable foundation upon which we can build the organization.
Because we were not able to utilize funds from these donations immediately, we developed the Sponsor Angel program to help alleviate the financial need across the country. This is an option for donors to directly reimburse volunteers electronically who shop and deliver to a client in need. Click here to learn more about how you can become a Sponsor Angel.