The mGive Foundation Implements Text Donation Campaigns to Support Victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
Mar 11, 2011, 04:00 ET
Denver, Colo., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mGive Foundation (www.mgive.org), the leading 501(c)(3) public charity enabling and processing mobile donation campaigns in the United States, has established numerous text-based giving campaigns for its nonprofit clients in response to the devastation from the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
"There was no question what our mission would be when news of the earthquake and tsunami broke," said Jenifer Snyder, executive director of The mGive Foundation. "What matters most is not only setting up these powerful text donation campaigns, but getting the word out to donors so they can help the people in Japan to rebuild and recover from this tragedy."
The mGive Foundation, which fully vets and certifies nonprofit clients, is working with several nonprofits to process donations for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. For those who want to donate to the relief effort, a simple text message pledges $10.
Following is a list of the text donation options for nonprofits providing disaster relief to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan:
- Convoy of Hope, text TSUNAMI to 50555 to donate $10
- American Red Cross Relief, text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10
- World Relief Corp. of National Association of Evangelicals, text WAVE to 50555 to donate $10
- GlobalGiving, text JAPAN to 50555 to donate $10
When prompted, mobile donors should reply with YES to confirm a one-time gift. The $10 one-time donation will appear on the donor's next mobile bill. All donations are tax deductible and receipts may be printed at mGive.org/receipt. Message and data rates may apply.
Nonprofits working with The mGive Foundation to support their mobile giving campaigns receive 100 percent pass-through of funds raised.
The 2010 mobile donation campaigns for Haiti highlighted the powerful potential of mobile technology to help relieve human suffering. The text message campaigns for Haiti conducted by charitable organizations and facilitated through The mGive Foundation raised more than $41 million.
About The mGive Foundation
The mGive Foundation (www.mgive.org) is a 501(c)(3) established to make it easy for nonprofits to quickly execute effective mobile giving campaigns – and for mobile operators to support them. The mGive Foundation has partnered with more than 60 of the nation's leading mobile carriers (covering 99 percent of U.S. mobile customers) to enable nonprofits of all sizes to increase overall donations and reach new audiences using affordable, reliable and regulation-compliant text-based mobile giving campaigns. The mGive Foundation has supported more than 7,000 mobile giving campaigns for more than 500 nonprofit clients and processes around 85 percent of all mobile donations made today.
SOURCE The mGive Foundation
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