Washington Nonprofit Discovers New Twist on Fundraising: Buying For Charity

May 11, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
This newest twist on fundraising allows supporters to contribute up to 35 percent of their regular purchases to The Spirit of Hope Foundation just by doing their regular shopping through the BuyforCharity.com Web site. With more than 350 online stores to choose from, BuyforCharity.com is an ideal solution for at-home shoppers who want to help The Spirit of Hope Foundation.

“We wanted to find a way to meet our fundraising goals without always having to go back to our loyal supporters and friends”, Magno said. “We know it’s hard to keep on giving. We wanted to give people a way to help us at the same time they are helping themselves.”

Magno hopes that folks around the Pacific Northwest and across the country will utilize the opportunity to support The Spirit of Hope Foundation by making their travel plans online, purchasing new computers and office supplies, or doing their Mother’s Day shopping through the Buy for Charity Web site.

“Now our supporters can do their regular online shopping and help kick Multiple Sclerosis all at the same time,” Magno added.

The process is simple. Shoppers go to BuyforCharity.com, log in, and select The Spirit of Hope Foundation as their favorite charitable cause. Once they make their online purchases, a percentage of the proceeds are donated to The Spirit of Hope Foundation. Magno hopes that this new twist on fundraising will provide supporters with a way to continue giving to The Spirit of Hope Foundation throughout this summer’s MS Express, Magno’s 4,300 mile cross-country trek in an antique, electric wheelchair.

Founded by Carlo Magno, The Spirit of Hope Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising awareness for handicapped accessibility and quality of life issues. The foundation is committed to helping affected individuals to maintain independence, physical health, and emotional well-being through resource networking. Magno has received the endorsement of Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, the City of Anacortes, the Seattle Mariners, and Boeing Employee Credit Union along with a number of other organizations, individuals, and businesses.

For more information about The Spirit of Hope Foundation or the MS Express, visit the foundation’s Web site at www.thespiritofhope.org or contact Dana Blozis at 360-920-1737.