I wanted the business to be involved and I wanted my customers to feel that by simply placing an order they were also helping out.
St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 01, 2015
At the end of April, 2015, OneWorld Memorials started twin fundraising efforts to help needy families both locally in Minnesota and also overseas in Nepal.
OneWorld Memorials acted quickly to send financial support to the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25, killing more than 8,000 people and injuring at least 23,000. Two days after the earthquake, OneWorld Memorials announced they would contribute $5 to recovery efforts for every order they received between April 27 and May 2. The money went to the non-profit International Medical Core.
“We were all concerned for the people who were going through such a hard time in Nepal," said OneWorld Memorials President Ira Woods. "I wanted the business to be involved and I wanted my customers to feel that by simply placing an order they were also helping out.”
OneWorld Memorials chose IMC because Facebook had agreed to match all donations made during that time period up to $2 million.
Following the successful conclusion of the Nepal fundraiser, OneWorld Memorials announced another ongoing fundraising partnership with the local non-profit Bundles of Love. In addition to cremation urns for ashes, OneWorld Memorials sells hand-knit bookmarks on their website, and for every package of bookmarks sold the company will now donate $2 to Bundles of Love.
Bundles of Love helps families with newborns by providing toys, basic care items, and hand-made clothing such as shirts, hats, and blankets. Woods said he always wanted his company to work in support of caregivers, and keeps on the lookout for meaningful opportunities.
"The reason I want the company to engage in helping others is very much a result of being a caregiver for my wife. She had cancer and I took care of her for two years before she passed away, and it was life changing," Woods explained.
Orders for the bookmarks can be made online or over the phone, and can ship to the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
About OneWorld Memorials
OneWorld Memorials provides quality memorial urns and related products, along with free shipping within the contiguous United States. OneWorld Memorials offers cremation jewelry, biodegradable urns, condolence gifts, and more. To learn more, visit http://www.oneworldmemorials.com