Virtual Fundraising Strategy Implemented to Assist Families in Need
Miami, FL (June 2, 2020) – Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the USA, is proud to announce the launch of its 2020 foundational fundraising campaign – the M500 Club. As the world has pivoted into a new sense of normalcy, Mission 500 is shifting its fundraising focus from live to virtual events, redirecting fundraising activities from corporate sponsorships to individuals with the goal of raising $500 each to support Mission 500 activities.
“The M500 Club is a new and exciting initiative designed to help Mission 500 continue with its charitable work during the pandemic by directly engaging individuals with virtual events,” said Kenneth Gould, Chairman Mission 500. “And we are looking to make this a fun and engaging experience for participants through a series of fun fund-raising events that we hope inspires people to participate and support.”
Qualifying M500 Club members will have bragging rights via social media and will receive a M500 Club jacket (what would a club be without jackets?). M500 Club will feature virtual 5k run/walks, cycling (spinning) events, talent shows, karaoke sing-offs, buzz and shaving challenges, basketball shooting contests… and more. Mission 500 also welcomes suggestions on events which we can add to our schedule.
Ronnie Pennington of Altronix individually raised $25,000 over the past 5 years and will be inducted as Mission 500’s first M500 Club member.EDITORIAL CONTACT
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About Mission 500
Mission 500 is a nonprofit organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis here in the U.S. Mission 500 exists to advocate for children living in severe poverty, inspire and act as a catalyst in the security industry for excellence in corporate social responsibility, and mobilize volunteers and resource to make a tangible difference for children and families living in poverty in the U.S. Since inception of their 501c3 status in 2016, the industry has helped produce 40,000 meals, assemble care packs filled with essential hygiene items for 3,700 families, and distribute more than 11,500 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools.