Board of Directors announced via Facebook that he was getting on the fundraising bandwagon by going on the wagon, quite literally. Bartholomew Broadbent is much more than a fan of consuming wine and beer; he has built his career around wines and founded Broadbent Selections in 1996. But after inquiring if his friends on Facebook thought he could go 14 days without a drop of alcohol, he has pledged to stop drinking with the goal of raising $10,000 for the orphaned pets in our care.
This two-week challenge got off to a quick start on gofundme – the first four pledges added up to $400 to launch Bollew’s “Stop drinking wine for the Richmond SPCA” campaign. We’re hearing quite a bit about how boring meals have become without an accompanying glass of wine or beer, but Bartholomew says it’s well worth the torture of abstaining from his favorite beverages to save animal lives. It’s also given him time to do some additional calculations on how the goal might be met:
- If 500 Facebook friends donate $18.30 each, I’ll reach the goal!
- If all of my Facebook contacts (he has 4,999 friends on his personal profile and 4,232 likes on the Broadbent Selections page) donate $1.83, the goal will be met!
- I only need 92 people to give $100 each for the goal to be met!
We like his spirit and the odds of raising $10,000 to support the lifesaving programs and services of the Richmond SPCA! If you’d like to give, head over to http://www.gofundme.com/2o1jl8. You can also help make this a viral campaign by sharing the link with your own network.
Do you have a fun, social, creative fundraising idea that you’d like to launch in support of the orphaned dogs and cats in the care of the Richmond SPCA? We have a page on our website dedicated to helping you be successful, and our development team is also available to answer questions. Start your own campaign by visiting our fundraising ideas page.
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