Hispanics in Philanthropy Launches PROTECT THE CHILDREN, an Emergency Crowdfunding Campaign Supporting nonprofits Working With Unaccompanied Children – on HIPGive.org
Who – Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) and nonprofits providing critical services to unaccompanied minors on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
What – PROTECT THE CHILDREN, an emergency campaign on HIP’s crowdfunding platform, HIPGive.org, which will support the efforts of nonprofit organizations working to protect the unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
When – September 5th, 2014 through October 15th 2014.
Where – Online at HIPGive.org.
Why – The sheer numbers of children who have crossed the border fleeing violence in Central America and Mexico have overwhelmed nonprofits and government agencies alike. PROTECT THE CHILDREN provides a unique opportunity for individuals and communities to come together in support of these children. This crisis requires a strategic and humane community response and HIPGive.org provides an excellent platform for facilitating that response.
On September 5th, Hispanics in Philanthropy launched PROTECT THE CHILDREN, an emergency fundraising campaign on the organization’s crowdfunding platform, HIPGive.org. Funds from the campaign will support nonprofit organizations working on the ground to defend the basic human and legal rights of unaccompanied children on both sides on the U.S.-Mexico border. HIP believes that the work these organizations are doing is immensely valuable, especially during this humanitarian crisis, and would like to support them in their endeavors by providing them the opportunity to raise funds for and awareness about their projects on HIPGive. HIP is also pledging its support to these organizations by providing $50,000 in matching funds. The first 10 organizations to meet their fundraising goals during the 40 day campaign will each receive up to $5,000.
“Regardless of our politics, children are children. If we want a better world tomorrow, let’s support and protect these children today. Each one of us can be part of the solution to this humanitarian crisis.,” says Nelson Colón, Chairman of HIP’s Board of Directors.
All participating organizations will be given 40 days to actively fundraise for their projects. The general public will have the option to either donate directly to a nonprofit, or to contribute to a general pool of funds. The HIPGive team will be providing ongoing, one-on-one training and support to all participants throughout the duration of the one month campaign.
HIP is also providing educational materials on this important campaign and issue, including a video, to raise awareness about this crisis and to invite people to find out about and support the amazing work of these organizations. Interviews will be available with various staff members of Hispanics in Philanthropy and the participant organizations. Bios, images, and other materials will also be provided.
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