Even one dollar can have an impact when you’re working to make a profound difference for people in Africa who are struggling with illness and pain
Alexandria, Va (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s affiliate, FHSSA (formerly known as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa) has created a crowdfunding platform as a new means to raise awareness and support for its work. Through FHSSA’s innovative Partnership Program, more than 90 hospices in the U.S. are partnering with palliative care and hospice organizations in Africa to provide support in 14 African countries where pain all too often goes untreated.
Support between partners comes through the provision of necessary supplies, sharing expertise and best practices, fundraising efforts in the U.S., and perhaps most importantly, relationship building.
The new crowdfunding platform is an exciting new tool that will help expand outreach to potential donors for FHSSA and its U.S. and African partners. Sometimes referred to as social fundraising, crowdfunding describes an effort by individuals who network and pool their resources to support a cause, or individual projects within a larger mission. The goal of FHSSA’s first crowdfunding campaign, launched in December, focuses on raising support for FHSSA’s Conquering Pain project.
“Even one dollar can have an impact when you’re working to make a profound difference for people in Africa who are struggling with illness and pain,” said John Mastrojohn, executive director of FHSSA. “Our crowdfunding site is a great way to donate, share among friends and family and know specifically how your contribution will be used to make a difference.”
FHSSA Partners will create their own, custom crowdfunding campaign pages and connect with their community, encouraging people to get involved and support their work in Africa. In addition to hosting the Partners, FHSSA will continue to create its own campaigns, encouraging support for other important projects.
Donors will be able to go to FHSSA’s crowdfunding site, choose the project and location in Africa that is important to them, and donate any amount.
Visit http://crowdfunding.fhssa.org to learn more about this new tool and to see the current projects using crowdfunding.