Why Your Corporate/Small Business Donation Makes A Difference
Reach UP Magazine is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit national organization. This quarterly publication is given away free to marginalized women across the country. Thus Reach UP Magazine is dependent upon gifts, grants and corporate sponsorships.
Because of its unique distribution and target audience, it is not feasible to operate as a traditional subscription based periodical. Nor is it effective to only offer the ever-popular e-zines. It is important to understand that our readers do not have discretionary income, are somewhat transient and the majority do not have computers or internet access. The obstacle of distribution is solved by providing the magazines in bulk to other non-profits who work directly with disenfranchised women. We do this despite the fact that most agencies and organizations do not have “Resources” written into their budget, though they greatly appreciate the value of printed material for the women.
Why is donating to Reach UP different from giving to other charities?
Companies and individuals who donate to Reach UP are making an investment in the future progressive development of marginalized women. It’s important to understand that in poverty alleviation there are three stages of restoration. Often, emotionally charged and visually impacting hand-outs of immediate, ‘level one’ relief needs are what most people identify as charity helping the marginalized.
Contributions (monetarily or in-kind) given to Reach UP go beyond the crisis level, to behind-the-scenes, “Hand UP” understood as ‘level two’ in development. Simply put Reach UP Magazine can be termed as Charity 201. Thus donations to it are an investment in restoration, education and empowering disenfranchised women … most of whom have children. The value and impact has an even greater sphere of influence when the family unit benefits.
Reach UP gratefully acknowledges the following grants and corporate/small business gifts and sponsorships:
- A Better World Grant
- Points of Hope Inc.
- Mustard Seed Inc.
- Grants by Sandy
- Phantom Technologies LLC
- OxiFresh of Maricopa
- Debbie’s Draperies
For more information and/or materials to present the vision of Reach UP to small businesses and corporate philanthropy, please feel free to contact Crystal Knapp at 917-531-9890 or firstname.lastname@example.org