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Announcing the August 2018 Giveaway Winner & Next Prize...

Posted by Summy Lau

Giveaway Winner Aug 2018 Announcement

We are thrilled to announce the winner of Winspire's third Donation Give-Away drawing of 2018!

Congratulations goes to Kevin S., President and Co-Founder of Cameron’s Crusaders based in Fitchburg, Mass. Their mission is to provide financial support to families in the New England region with a child facing injury or illness.

It's our honor to be able to donate a “NYC Broadway Bundle” (travel and Broadway.com gift cards valued at over $1,000) for their use in an upcoming fundraiser.

After the drawing, we reached out to Kevin to learn more about this important cause and their fundraising strategies year round.

Supporting Families in Crisis

When a child is facing a long-term illness or accident, many families incur extreme medical expenses. Medication, procedures and necessary equipment is not always 100% covered by insurance companies. As families try to cope with short-term or even years of out-of-pocket medical expenses and everyday living costs, they often reach critical breaking points.

Not only do they risk losing their homes, stability, and hope, but also their ability to ensure their loved ones receive the vital care they need.

“Cameron’s Crusaders is here to help children and their families during difficult times by providing funds and/or assistance to help with needs not covered by insurance, that would otherwise be a burden for the families,” Kevin says.

One way Cameron’s Crusaders assists families is by providing for tangible, often overlooked needs: gas cards; gift cards to local grocery stores, eateries or hospital cafes; and payments to vendors, including paying for parking, utility bills, mortgage payments, homeowners insurance, overnight lodging, and auto repairs.

Fundraising Strategies

To support their mission, Cameron’s Crusaders hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year.

Our second comedian Thomas Mitchell.

Posted by Cameron's Crusaders on Saturday, October 21, 2017

“We hold a Comedy Show every October with a Silent Auction and 50/50 raffle,” Kevin shares. According to the Facebook page, the 3rd annual 'Comics & Cocktails' will take place October 13 in Fitchburg.

The rest of the year, Cameron's Crusaders hosts Dine to Donate events at local restaurants, where they receive a percentage of the diners' checks, and holds raffles with donated baskets from followers or local businesses. They also run a concession stand during events at Gillette Stadium, home of the Patriots.

Learning with Winspire

“I have been following and reading your blog for 3 years,” Kevin says. “I have been able to get ideas and learn how to try different things at our events.”

Here at Winspire, we are passionate about giving away donations to subscribers, developing event resources, and creating exciting travel packages for charity auctions with no upfront cost.

Be our next winner!

Many of you have similar stories. The need in your communities is only growing.

So, you might be wondering... what are we giving away next?

Mandarin Oriental Preview Gift Card Giveaway

Next Prize: Mandarin Oriental $1,000 Gift Card

Drawing Date: November 1, 2018

Let donors unwrap an experience with a $1,000 gift card to luxury Mandarin Oriental hotels at top destinations worldwide. This prize allows travelers to enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service, Michelin-starred cuisine and rejuvenating spas in the world’s hottest destinations.

If you're already a subscriber, increase your odds of winning by inviting colleagues to subscribe and enter at you.winspireme.com/give-away. Your organization could be our next winner!

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Donation Give Aways, Fundraising Strategies
Summy Lau
Summy Lau
As Fundraising Editor, Summy brings hands-on experience in nonprofit development, event fundraising, publishing, copywriting and design to Winspire News. She creates blog content, infographics, templates, eBooks and other resources to help fundraising professionals and volunteers exceed their fundraising goals. Her two favorite perks of working at Winspire: hearing nonprofit success stories and dreaming of new bucket list destinations.

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