Crowdfunding Platform Accelerated Fundraising Goal With $5,000 Match
Housing For All- Mount Pleasant (HFA) teamed with local crowdfunding platform Donate2it to achieve a major fundraising milestone of $20,000.
All told, the attainable housing non-profit has raised $22,500 in funds in the past two months.
“Affordable housing is a growing problem across our entire region and especially in Mount Pleasant, which was recently named the most expensive city for rent in South Carolina,” said Melissa Moore, director of operations for Housing For All-Mount Pleasant. “Achieving this fundraising goal in a short amount of time shows the strong support for this critical issue. Thanks to our partnership with the Donate2it team, we’re able to accelerate our mission of making attainable housing in Mount Pleasant a reality.”
Donate2it is the Lowcountry’s local crowdfunding solution, as evidenced by the more than $50,000 raised via the platform since it relaunched last fall. Founded by area businessman, Steve Dudash, Donate2it is committed to serving the fundraising needs of the Lowcountry by partnering with area organizations such as Housing For All-Mount Pleasant to offer matching funds.
“It’s an honor to be able to help local organizations like Housing For All-Mount Pleasant as they pursue important community initiatives,” said Steve Dudash, founder of Donate2it. “As a Mount Pleasant resident, I’ve witnessed the tremendous growth in the region, and its impact on housing affordability. Solving this challenge requires creative solutions for smart and sustainable growth, along with developing more housing options for individuals working in our community.”
The $22,500 is expected to be matched by the Town of Mount Pleasant as part of a $50,000 challenge grant that was unanimously approved by Town Council earlier this year.
More than seven in 10 workers in Mount Pleasant are forced to live elsewhere, often due to a lack of attainable housing options. Housing For All-Mount Pleasant is committed to bringing real solutions to address this crisis and create a closer, stronger community for all.
ABOUT HOUSING FOR ALL – MOUNT PLEASANT
Through fundraising, advocacy and awareness building, Housing For All – Mount Pleasant, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, seeks to create, encourage and support the development of attainable housing for those who work, live, or hope to live, in Mount Pleasant. For more information, visit www.housingforallmtp.com.
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