Bears of Hope embraced change in 2020 with a virtual Choosing Hope campaign and raised over $124,000

 

2020 – Wow, what a year for the history books. Truly a year full of ups, downs, and more changes than we could have thought possible. I spoke to Toni Watson (Co-Founder/Vice President) and Jennifer Thomas (Fundraising and Event Coordinator) from Bears of Hope about how they quickly adapted their 2020 Choosing Hope campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Firies Climb for MND goes virtual in 2020 with interactive Step Dedication

Like most events in 2020, the Firies Climb for MND is a bit different this year. For the last 5 years, the Firies Climb was a challenge exclusively for firefighters (to climb the 1,504 steps of Sydney Tower Eye wearing over 20kg of firefighting gear) but this year, they’ve gone virtual and anyone can participate in an innovative way.

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Send Mum a virtual bouquet and a donation this Mother’s Day

We know that there are a lot of people who can’t be with their Mums, Grandmothers or other mother-figures on Mother’s Day this year – so we have created a way you can let her know that you’re thinking of her.

This year, we’ve created virtual bouquets that you can send to Mum with a donation to her favourite charity. You can also dedicate a virtual bouquet in memory of a loved one. All Australian organisations on the GoFundraise platform have been added to this campaign. 

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Lest We Forget and Ways to Support Your Charity During Covid-19

Firstly, we hope that you’re safe and healthy during this difficult time. We know that there are lots of people struggling around the world due to the effects of COVID-19. 

For those of you who are able, we wanted to let you know of some ways that you can help. Most charities have been directly impacted and could use your support in this time. Here are some campaigns that you might like to support.

Light a candle to remember and thank our ANZACs

Light a Candle & DonateCreate a Remembrance Page

Due to COVID-19, ANZAC Day 2020 has to be remembered and honoured differently.

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IMPORTANT: COVID-19 – Impact and opportunities for you and your organisation

I wanted to write regarding the COVID-19 situation and its disruption on your organisation and events.

We understand that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on you, your supporters and the community and I would like to reassure you that we are here to help you through this challenging time. 

A number of our clients have been forced to cancel or postpone events which raise vital funds for their causes at a time that they may be needed more than ever before.

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Spartan and GoFundraise Partner to Transform Lives Through New “Race for a Cause” Charity Program

BOSTON, Mass. (March 5, 2020) – Leading extreme wellness and endurance brand Spartan™, has partnered with GoFundraise to create  “Race for a Cause,” a program designed to encourage Spartan participants across the US to raise funds for non-profit organizations in keeping with the brand’s spirit of community and  supporting others. The program also aids in Spartan’s mission of transforming lives, through it’s line-up of Health and Fitness events and platforms. 

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