Instead of creating another black-tie gala, we wanted to give something back to our donors besides an expensive dinner
Agawam, Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
The Orphan Foundation announced the creation of a new type of fundraising event – The Karma Lottery. In exchange for donation levels ranging from $5 to $250, The Orphan Foundation ‘gifts’ back to the donor, a lottery ticket that ranges from a scratch ticket to “season tickets” where the lottery automatically notifies people if they win. At the top donation level, the foundation says it will travel across the Commonwealth to buy tickets at a lottery hotspot on the New Hampshire border where three winners have taken home $42 million, $35 million, and $17 million.
“Instead of creating another black-tie gala, we wanted to give something back to our donors besides an expensive dinner,” according to Joe DiDonato, Co-Founder and President of the foundation. He went on to say, “We really wanted to help them change their luck, in exchange for their financial help with our mission.”
Dr. Tatiana DiDonato, Co-Founder and advocate for the world’s orphans, stated that “The orphan crisis has reached epic proportions. The number of orphans and displaced children in the world now exceeds 163 million, making this combined population the equivalent of the 7th largest nation on the planet.” She went on to say that, “We’re hoping our Karma Lottery will help a lot of the world’s children, as well as positively impacting the lives of our donors.”
The foundation reports that the cost of adopting is nearly $20,000 for a domestic adoption, and $25,000 to $40,000 for an international adoption. The average cost to adopt through the foster care system varies widely, and reflects local and state support for those programs. “This financial burden has created a huge barrier to solving the orphan crisis, as the cost of adoption has skyrocketed out of the reach of most families,” added Joe DiDonato. Dr. Tatiana DiDonato went on to say, “Adoption should be free to any loving family that will open their hearts and homes to these beautiful children.”
If you would like more information on the lottery, please visit The Orphan Foundation’s website at http://www.TheOrphanFoundation.org, or for a more direct link to the foundation's Karma Lottery, go to http://www.KarmaLottery.org. To keep abreast of winners and announcements, TXT 'karma' to 77948 (message and data rates may apply.)