March 2023 Update

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New Partnerships, Fundraising, and Expanding our Reach

We are excited to share our March 2023 status update with you! It has been a busy month, and we have made significant progress in our mission to support those in need. From new partnerships and fundraising opportunities to expanding our reach, we continue to grow and enhance our ability to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Here’s a summary of our recent activities and accomplishments:

1. Business Partner Support System: We have successfully designed, developed, and deployed a business partner support system using QR codes and web app technology. This new system integrates with a leading ticketing/support system, streamlining our communication and collaboration with partners.

2. True Value Hardware Partnership: We are proud to announce our partnership with True Value Hardware. Together, we will collect unsellable items and repurpose them to benefit those in need.

3. RaiseRight Fundraising: We have partnered with RaiseRight, enabling us to fundraise through gift card sales. This innovative approach offers an easy and effective way for our supporters to contribute to our cause.  Click here to learn more.

4. Community Engagement: We attended both the Community Resource Fair and the Career Fair at Parkland High School. These events allowed us to network with local organizations and individuals, strengthening our presence in the community.

5. Tech Soup Partnership: We have partnered with Tech Soup to access discounted technology offerings, enhancing our ability to deliver our services more effectively and efficiently.

6. Google Ads Grant: We are thrilled to have been awarded a $10,000 per month grant from Google Ads, which will significantly boost our online presence and help us reach more people in need.

7. Charity Registration: We have registered as a charity in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Minnesota, and New Mexico. While we await approval in Maryland, Minnesota, and New Mexico, this expansion will enable us to extend our support to more communities.

8. YourCause Partnership: We have partnered with YourCause, which allows for employer matching opportunities. This collaboration will help amplify the impact of our supporters’ donations.

9. Discounted Donation Processing Rates: We have secured discounted rates for donation processing through PayPal, Venmo, and Stripe for credit cards. This will help us allocate more funds directly to our programs and services.

10. Venmo Charity Profile: We have created a Venmo Charity Profile, making it even easier for our supporters to donate through the popular payment app.

11. PayPal Giving Fund Enrollment: Lastly, we have enrolled in the PayPal Giving Fund, further expanding our fundraising opportunities and providing another convenient donation option for our supporters.

We are grateful for your ongoing support and are excited about the progress we’ve made in March. As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we remain committed to helping those in need and making a positive impact on the lives of the individuals and families we serve. Thank you for being a part of our journey.

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