We have been so overwhelmed by the incredibly positive response of this community to our ask for help. We have never reached out for financial donations so boldly, and to be honest, we really had no idea what to expect. We asked you to help us raise $10,000 in 10 days to allow us to meet the most urgent requests of families coming to us, and unbelievably, you achieved this in less than a week! Thank you, thank you, thank you for showing up by donating, sharing and encouraging.
The BabyGoRound community crushed our goal and helped us raise $12,000!!
You have shown us just how big this village of ours is, and that you care about the families we serve as much as we do. This has been a crucial first step that will allow us to begin to purchase gear for the most urgent requests, and we are excited to have achieved this so quickly, but our work is not finished yet.
The implications of COVID-19 to our work are extensive, and they continue to change every week as this situation unfolds. We now know we need to do more than raise funds and purchase items, as this isn’t sustainable for what is likely to be an extended closure. We are now working on creating a coalition of organizations who provide complementary services, and will submit coordinated requests to large retailers to secure donated or deeply discounted items that all of us need to provide services. We are hopeful that retailers will be motivated to partner with a group of nonprofits, which would provide a positive marketing opportunity for them as well as creating positive social impact and serving vulnerable populations. By doing this, we will leverage the buying power of the funds donated, ensuring we can secure more items for more families.
For as long as this crisis lasts, we will work diligently to raise the funds necessary to ensure that no families fall through the cracks, and we invite you to join us in this work.
We are more determined than ever to provide “Baby Gear for Every Baby” and hope you will join us in doing whatever it takes to see this realized. Please continue to talk about BabyGoRound with your own community, share our digital communication and, if you feel compelled to do so, consider making a personal donation or hosting a virtual fundraiser with your friends.
Please reach out to us for more information and resources on hosting your virtual fundraiser at firstname.lastname@example.org! We would love to support you in this however we can.