How $5 Can Change the World
Motivated by the Economy, the Alpha Foundation Creates International Donation Program — Launches TheGive5.org to Help Save Lives
OZARK, MO, June 24 /Christian Newswire/ — The Alpha Foundation announces the launch of TheGive5.org, a global donation program dedicated to making a difference in areas most affected by poverty, neglect, disease, abuse, war and natural disaster. TheGive5.org is an innovative and revolutionary funding base for ten humanitarian relief organizations that address unmet needs around the planet. The 2009 fundraising challenge is to meet a goal of 200,000 donors worldwide that will commit to just $5 a month. Combining these donations into one large gift, TheGive5.org then distributes it equally among the ten organizations. These are difficult economic times, but there is a great need so we are making it affordable for everyone to join this mission. For more information on how $5 can change the world visit www.TheGive5.org.
After an extensive year-long process we are very proud of the organizations chosen to receive this collaborative monthly gift from TheGive5.org.
TheGive5.org effort will leverage support for the following organizations:
· Panzi Hospital, Bukavu, DRCongo
· OrphanCare International, USA
· Free The Slaves, USA
· Doctors of the World, USA
· Depilex SmileAgain, Italy/Pakistan
· Children of Uganda, Uganda/USA
· Convoy of Hope, USA
· Crossroads International, USA/South Africa
· Safe Passage, Guatemala/USA
· Angel Mission, USA
„After living overseas for 15 years, and seeing the many desperate needs first-hand, it was obvious to me that not enough was being accomplished to relieve the suffering around the world,“ said Founder Brent Robison. „The inspiration for TheGive5 project came from a desire to help organizations that help those most in need. To start up an orphanage or begin a feeding program would take YEARS — a massive undertaking. All the while — the situations worsen. Then it came to me while boarding a plane – why not build an „engine“ that could IMMEDIATELY impact organizations already in place — already impacting people? And why just a single organization – – why not multiple relief agencies? Ultimately, that is the model of TheGive5 campaign — many of us, helping many of them. One small gift, divided among 10 humanitarian relief agencies — multiplied thousands of times over. The potential is astounding.“
The Alpha Foundation is a pioneering privately held 501 C(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to humanitarian causes worldwide. It is the vision of the Alpha Foundation to significantly impact humanitarian relief efforts and relief organizations around the world with financial assistance, donor management and communications.
Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux