Give a Lift – AFAC’s Giving Tuesday Campaign

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AFAC will be participating in #GivingTuesday. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Last year, Giving Tuesday donations helped us purchase two brand new vans. This year, we would like your help to purchase a forklift for our warehouse!

Update #6: Between this page and our Facebook Fundraising page, we have surpassed our goal! Thank you to everyone who generously donated to this successful Giving Tuesday campaign! If you would still like to contribute to AFAC, think about donating to our Hope Against Hunger campaign to help provide special holiday meals to AFAC families.

Update #5: Thanks to a very generous donor with a donation of $5,181.66, we are now at $17,090.47! 85% of the way to our goal!

Update #4: Highest donation still at $1,000. As of 4:30 pm, the total between this page and our Facebook fundraising page is: $10,571.25.

Update #3: We have 3 people who have donated $1,000. The donor with the highest total contribution for the day will get to name our forklift! As of 12 pm, the total between this page and our Facebook fundraising page is: $7,620.76.

Update #2: The match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is over, but our campaign continues! Thanks to our generous donors, we are more than 25% of the way to our goal! Keep up the good work!

Update #1: Starting at 8 AM on Tuesday, donations made on our Facebook fundraising page will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation up to $1,000 per fundraiser until all of their matching funds are distributed. Matching donations must be made through Facebook.

AFAC is currently undergoing renovations to our warehouse and distribution space. At the moment, all AFAC activities are being done next door.  Once renovations are complete in January 2018, the space next door will be used solely for food storage and we will have the ability to store more food vertically. More food on site will cut down the number of delivery charges for purchased food and will help us consolidate food we have packed away at local storage units (another cost). The only way we can make this possible is to purchase a forklift.

When we need to retrieve food from our units, it takes 1-2 staff members  and a vehicle away from the warehouse. They have to breakdown the pallet at the storage unit, load the van, drive back to AFAC, unload the van, and re-stack the food onto another pallet. Having a forklift will reduce the amount of time and work for our staff so they can focus on providing the best service to our families that come to AFAC for their weekly groceries.

For this #GivingTuesday campaign, we hope to raise $20,000. This includes the purchase of a forklift, professional training for warehouse staff and drivers, new battery, a maintenance service schedule, and more pallet racks and beams for the warehouse space. To incentivize donors, the donor with the highest total contribution for the day will get to name the forklift. Some examples¬† are “The Power Lifter”, “Steve, from Accounting”, or “Lifty McForkface”¬† (name is subject to approval).¬† This page will be updated throughout the day so visitors will know where the current highest donation stands. Donations for the naming contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 29 and must be made online.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Recent Supporters

Ryan & Lily Odenwelder
$259
Diane Kelly
$26
Theodore S Silva
$104
Matt Hochstein
$104
Rogers Benchoam family
$52
Erin Clougherty
George Walser
Susan Clyde
$250
Jacqueline Droujinsky
$52
SEAN GRIFFIN
$259
Danielle Rampton
Michele
Diana Stropko
$37
Margaret
$150
Suzannah P
Anonymous
$104
Jennie Morris
$52
Douglas Greenhaus
$26
Jamie Youmans
$52
Jan Gordon
$750
Erika and Tom Derr
$52
Luke Tallon
$518
Hannah Chismar
Deborah E
$26
M K McCulloch
Kathryn Law
$104
Rebecca Womeldorf & Ashley Martinage
Dianne L Carroll
$208
Rosemary Loney
$104
Martha Lee Trunk
Anonymous
Erin Sharp
$26
Michelle Anderson
Stacey DelBeccaro
$52
In memory of Nancy S., VIncent A. and Michael Martino
Sarah
V. Farris
$52
Hope Johnson-englander
Alison Landsberg and Matt Karush
John Z
$259
Philip George
$104
Karen Bate and Steve MacDonald
$26
Iggy & Ava
$26
Karen Rogers
M. Nell Bailey
$52
Ronald Wise
Ken and Liz Walsh
$78
Geeti Bawa
$52
Erica Morgan
Carol Mitten
$104
Anonymous
$52
Grace Kirkpatrick
$26
Cheryl Turner
$259
Ellie Johnsen
$104
Hipschen
Andrean Larson
$104
Pamela R.
$259
Susan Cohen & Don McKeon
$104
Anne Doll
$104
Matt Modica
Andrew Rogin
$100
The Three Sisters
$104
Kathie Forbes
$259
Nancy Palmerino
Amy Horner Hanley
Cecilia Ventura
$27
Chester Milton
Ethan Friedman
Denise Kappler
Aubrey H. Laverty
$26
WinkAndLizzie

Our Goal:
$20,000

Raised:
$13,516

Campaign Ended:

11/28/2017

Campaign Organizer:

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