Donate2it Keeps Charleston Moving With $25,000 Goal

From left to right: Katie Zimmerman, executive director, Charleston Moves, Steve Dudash, founder, Donate2it and Savannah Brennan, director of programming, Charleston Moves

Local Crowdfunding Platform Partnered With Charleston Moves for Mobility Month

Donate2it, the Lowcountry's local crowdfunding solution, recently partnered with Charleston Moves to help the bike, pedestrian and public transit advocacy group exceed its $25,000 fundraising goal in celebration of Mobility Month.

Donate2it facilitated more than 80 donations to raise $25,470 in one week. The total amount raised exceeded the $25,000 goal and includes a $5,000 match from Donate2it.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Charleston Moves to make transportation more equitable for everyone,” said Donate2it founder Steve Dudash. “Donate2it was created to be the Lowcountry's local crowdfunding solution. Our platform provides community organizations like Charleston Moves the ability to accelerate their fundraising needs by offering matching funds up to a certain amount.”

Best known for their work advocating for and achieving the pedestrian and bike lanes on the Ravenel Bridge, Charleston Moves has planned 13 events throughout the region to raise awareness about mobility issues in Charleston during the month of May.

“We could not continue to advocate diligently, connecting our community across all modes of travel, without the community's support, and are beyond grateful to have a local platform through which to support our work," said Charleston Moves executive director Katie Zimmerman. "We're moving ahead with our campaigns for safe multi-modal retrofits to area bridges, as well as focusing on specific street and intersection improvements, including Brigade Street, Folly Road and Maybank Highway. We needed to hit our fundraising goal to ensure our work gets done, and thanks to Donate2it, we are on track.”

ABOUT DONATE2IT
Donate2it is an easy-to-setup crowdfunding platform to raise funds for causes and charities. For certified non-profits, Donate2it has partnered with The MatchingFund.org, a 501(c)3 to match donations up to a certain amount. Donate2it processes donations to charities and causes on the site. Donors to certified charities will receive a tax receipt from The MatchingFund. The tax receipt can be used, as allowed by law and IRS regulations, for tax-exempt charitable donations. Fundraisers are free to set up and all donor information is secure. For more information, visit www.donate2it.com

ABOUT CHARLESTON MOVES
Charleston Moves is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that encourages mobility by bicycle, foot and public transit for the improved health and well-being of greater Charleston — its people, neighborhoods, business districts and overall economic competitiveness. Charleston Moves works every day toward a vision of a connected Charleston, allowing the community to choose among many safe ways to travel. Charleston Moves knows that equitable biking, walking and public transit options mean equitable opportunities and better access to affordable food, health care and housing, as well as job security, for citizens. It also means an improved local economy, increased opportunities for civic engagement, cleaner air and water, climate change mitigation, improved public health, and reduced traffic congestion. Charleston Moves is committed to pushing for the right to move freely and safely, knowing mobility options benefit all. Please visit CharlestonMoves.org to learn about advocacy initiatives and to get involved.