Start a Fundraiser
Whether you are running or just want to help!
You can create your own peer-to-peer page to raise funds and awareness!
Go to https://www.crowdrise.com/4thAnnualSuperhero5kforAbusedChildren and click on Set Up Your Fundraiser.
You can either join a fundraising team that’s already part of the event or start your own fundraiser to raise funds for GAL.
If you are starting your page, you will be asked to sign up (which you can do using Facebook if you want). Once you sign up, you will create a Fundraiser Title, set a goal and write a brief description of your event. Then click Submit.
Here is some text from our page you can edit and cut and paste. Or tell people why you are for the child.
We need your help to raise awareness of the issues of abused and neglected children as well as to raise funds to provide resources for children in our local community, such as: basic needs like beds, clothing, uncovered medical expenses, tutoring and school supplies as well as extracurricular activities that allow kids to be kids. Just in the first quarter of this year, we have seen a 70% increase in the needs of the children we serve. More children than ever before (since 2008) are coming into foster care with more complex needs and their stay in care is longer. We need your help to meet this demand!
Runners will join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018 along the beautiful Safety Harbor Waterfront to run in honor of children who have been removed from their home by no fault of their own, but you can help just by donating here or starting your own fundraiser and getting sponsors to pledge dollars for your efforts to help abused children-whether you walk in person or virtually.
$25 provides emergency clothing, $50 provides infant needs like strollers, car seats, or diapers and formula, $100 provides a laptop or other educational supports for our teens, $250 provides an extra-curricular activity to let kids be kids or tutoring to help a child who has fallen behind in their schoolwork.
There are almost 3,000 children in Pinellas and Pasco Counties removed each year from their home by no fault of their own. Our Guardian ad Litem volunteers are the voice for the child in court and ensure their needs are met and their case does not fall through the cracks of a challenged system. Not everyone has the time or the heart to be a Guardian ad Litem volunteer but YOU can be a SUPERHERO in the life of a child just by donating to our upcoming race or starting your own fundraiser.
100% of your funds will be used to further the mission of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Your support helps us achieve our vision of a world where every child has a safe and permanent home with the opportunity to thrive. Together, we can make a difference in the life of a child.
It will then ask you to upload a photo for your fundraising page – the picture must be a .jpg, .gif or .png file (if you don’t want to use a photo you can skip this step).
Next it will ask you to choose your charity: Type in “Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay.” Once you have chosen Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, your site will be live and you can begin fundraising!!! You will be able to send information via email, fb and twitter, post updates, see who has made donations and thank donors. It’s super easy and every dollar makes a difference!
Thank you for all you do!