My name is Rob, and my goal is to raise over $10,000 in 22 weeks in support of Mitochondrial disease.
A major motivation for giving is the personal affinity for a cause. Whether this originates from past or present experiences, people develop connections with the missions of non-profit organizations and become inspired to lend support.
This is my case:
After a conversation with Graham Sherman, he suggested that CRAFT create a community brew with Tool Shed in support of Mitochondrial disease. He made the introduction to Blaine Penny and after hearing the journey with Evan, I was overwhelmed and felt a sense of purpose. A platform called "Wimp to Warrior" presented itself to me to create an awareness campaign, based on the philosophy of - doing it for those who can't. The platform also provided me with the foundation for raising funds to help patient support and programs, research funding, and a channel for public education. Since then I have formed a genuine friendship with Blaine and our families had an opportunity to meet.
It is my goal to raise over $10,000 in 22 weeks. I can't do this alone and heavy burdens are lightened when many hands lift. Do what you can. It might seem small, but the ripple effect of small things is extraordinary!