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Spring2ACTion on April 9: How You Can Help!

mailchimps2aWednesday, April 9 is Spring2ACTion – the 24-hour, online giving event throughout the city of Alexandria – and we’re raising much-needed funds for our IMPART outreach program, a program that provides the powerful and transformative outlet of the visual arts to recently Injured Military Personnel from Ft. Belvoir.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 – ensuring six soldiers and their tech escorts/caregivers can go through a year of our life changing IMPART program – and we need YOUR help!

Below is information about the big day and how you can help!

What is Spring2ACTion?

Spring2ACTion is a 24-hour online event that encourages everyone to contribute to Alexandria’s nonprofit organizations through a single online giving platform on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Leader boards add a sense of competition and excitement during the event day. Additional cash grants will be awarded to top winners in each category for the day – up to $30,000 in additional grants and prizes are up for grabs!

Spring2ACTion is hosted by ACT for Alexandria, a community foundation seeking to raise the level and effectiveness of community engagement and giving for the benefit of all Alexandria.

Why is Spring2ACTion important?

Last year, Spring2ACTion rose nearly $660,000 in one day, benefiting 97 local nonprofit organizations. The Art League received $23,518 from 322 donors during Spring2ACTion 2013, coming in fourth place for the most unique donors. We won an additional $1,600 in grant money and prizes. We’re aiming to raise $25,000 for our IMPART outreach program.

When is Spring2ACTion?

Spring2ACTion is Wednesday, April 9 from 12:00 midnight-11:59 pm.

Where do I make my donation to The Art League on April 9?

Go to our Spring2ACTion page: http://spring2action.razoo.com/story/The-Art-League

Is there a minimum donation?

The minimum donation for Spring2ACTion is $10.

Is there a maximum donation?

There is no maximum donation limit for Spring2ACTion.

I can’t donate on April 9. Can I schedule my donation ahead of time?

Yes! Donors can pre-schedule a donation for Spring2ACTion’s 24-hour event on April 9, 2014.

In order to schedule a donation, a donor MUST create a user account so the system can securely store the card information and donation as “pending” until the event day. If a user does not want their card information stored, they must wait until the event day to donate if they would like it to count towards the event. On April 9th, all scheduled donations will be processed and the donor’s card will be charged. Donors will then receive a confirmation/tax-deductible receipt when the transaction is complete. A user can also check the status of their scheduled donation in their user account under “my donations.”

What are “power hours”?

Throughout the day on April 9, organizations that raise the most dollars or unique donors during designated “power hours” will win an additional $500. Try and donate during these times if you can! The times marked with an asterisk* are the ones we would like to focus on.

$500 power hours:

  • Most donors by 8:00 am*
  • Most dollars raised by 8:00 am*
  • Most dollars raised between 11:00 am-12:00 noon
  • Most donors between 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Most dollars between 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Most donors between 7:00-8:00pm
  • Most dollars raised between 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Most donors between 10:00-11:00 pm
  • Most dollars raised between 10:00-11:00 pm

ACTion Hero Prizes

Individual donors will be randomly chosen hourly from 10:00 am–10:00 pm and their designated nonprofit will receive an additional $100 donation.

What are the leader board prizes? Why are they important?

Every donation made to The Art League through Spring2ACTion on April 9 gives us the opportunity to win up to $30,000 in additional grants and prizes. Every donation, regardless of size, helps us get closer to winning this big prize money!

The leader boards we’re eligible for:

Most unique donors:            Most dollars raised:

1st: $5000                               1st: $5000

2nd: $2500                             2nd: $2500

3rd: $1000                              3rd: $1000

4th: $500                                4th: $500

5th: $100                                5th: $100

 

How can I watch the results as they come in on Spring2ACTion day?

Stay tuned to spring2action.org for all the leader board action and to The Art League’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Updates will be posted all throughout the day on the 9th.

Offline events:

You Shop, OTBD Gives!
A percentage of sales from local shops will be donated to the charity of the customer’s choice on April 9. The organization with the most designations at the Old Town Boutique District Shops will receive a $500 prize. Visit www.causetown.org/spring2action for a complete list.

You Dine, They Give!
25 cents from each meal purchased at Holy Cow, Pork Barrel BBQ and Sweet Fire Donna’s will be donated to the charity of the customer’s choice on April 9. The organization with the most designations at all three of the restaurants will receive a $500 prize.

 

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