Fund-a-Thon

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FUND-A-THON 2021 IS HERE!

With your help, we can raise $50,000 for abortion access in Maryland during BAF's 7th Annual Fund-a-Thon!

It’s that time of year again! We’re excited to announce Baltimore Abortion Fund’s 7th Annual Fund-a-Thon fundraising season! Between NOW and April 30th we’ll raise all of the money we can to assist people seeking abortion care in Maryland. We’re aiming to raise $50,000 this year to meet our goal of assisting even more people seeking care in Maryland. Folks all over the state of Maryland and beyond are forming and joining teams, offering incentives for donations, and planning virtual events to raise money for BAF!

Abortion is time-sensitive and essential healthcare, and funding abortion is a form of mutual aid. That’s why BAF is fundraising to grow our operations to meet all of the needs of our callers – from funding, to transportation and lodging, to childcare, to language translation–in one phone call. Because hassle and hustle have no place in healthcare. We’ll have more info about this exciting step for BAF over the next few months, so stay tuned.

Want to help us help more people pay for abortion in 2021? Join our #FThon21 #BAFOneCall campaign!

Your participation could be the difference between someone getting the abortion they need and being forced to go without.

Donate or register to fundraise today!

This past year was hard, and we deserve to have fun while showing up for abortion access. On Saturday, May 1st, we'll gather to virtually dance and celebrate all of the amazing work our community does every year to keep abortion accessible in Maryland.

If you fundraise or donate to Fund-a-Thon, you will receive free entry to the virtual dance party. For all others, we will have a sliding scale ticket. Ticket details will be available closer to the event.

Visit BAF’s Fund-a-Thon page today to:

  1. Create or join a team or become a team captain. Friends don’t let friends fund abortion alone!
    ~OR~
  2. Become an individual fundraiser and set your goal. If you are new to fundraising, you can set your goal low and raise it when you get close to reaching your goal.
    ~OR~
  3. Donate to any fundraiser or the general BAF Fund-A-Thon campaign. Even a small donation will help us achieve our goal of accessible abortion care in Maryland.

Never fundraised before? Don't worry! We have a handy toolkit with lots of fundraising tips and will provide more throughout the season to make your fundraising fun and easy! Keep an eye out for our emails and social media posts. Get the BAF Fund-a-Thon 2021 fundraising toolkit!


SAVE THE DATE - COME DANCE WITH US!

7th Annual Fund-a-Thon Celebration – Join us on Saturday, May 1st!

Spend your Saturday with us and support access to safe abortion care across the state of Maryland during our #BAFOneCall Virtual Dance Party! Each week of the One Call campaign, the fundraising team that brings in the largest number of donations that week will "win" the opportunity to contribute a song to the dance-a-thon playlist. So dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to #FundAbortionBuildPower! If you fundraise or donate to Fund-a-Thon, you will receive free entry to the virtual dance party. For all others, we will have a sliding scale ticket. Ticket details will be available closer to the event.

Donate or register to fundraise today!


A COUPLE MORE THINGS...

  1. Help spread the word about BAF and #FThon21. Share this page with family and friends.

  2. Be #BaltimoreAF! Share our Fund-a-Thon fundraising page link http://bit.ly/fundbaf2021 on social media and use #FThon21 and #BAFOneCall.

FAQs

1. What is Fund-a-Thon?

Fund-A-Thon is the huge national fundraising effort organized by the the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) every year that harnesses the collective power of member funds to raise record-breaking amounts for abortion access. Abortion funds help remove systemic barriers people face to ensure they have access to abortion care no matter their race, socioeconomic status, age, gender identity, or where they live. We are so proud that various communities in Maryland come together to make abortion funding a reality in our state.

2. Why should I care?

Abortion care is under attack in many states and BAF is committed to helping people who live in or travel to Maryland access the services they need. BAF is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to people who live in or travel to Maryland for abortion care. We’re aiming to raise $50,000 this year to meet our goal of assisting even more people seeking care in Maryland.

Fund-A-Thon is the huge national fundraising effort organized by the the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) every year that harnesses the collective power of member funds to raise record-breaking amounts for abortion access. Abortion funds help remove systemic barriers people face to ensure they have access to abortion care no matter their race, socioeconomic status, age, gender identity, or where they live. We are so proud that various communities in Maryland come together to make abortion funding a reality in our state.

3. How does it work? I'm not sure about fundraising / I've never fundraised before.

Don't worry. We have a handy toolkit with lots of fundraising tips and will provide more throughout the season to make your fundraising fun and easy! Keep an eye out for our emails and social media posts.

Get the BAF Fund-a-Thon 2021 fundraising toolkit!

4. OK, I'm in. Now what?

Great! Here's what YOU can do...


LET’S GET FUNDING!

Visit BAF’s Fund-a-Thon page today to:

  • Create or join a team or become a team captain. Friends don’t let friends fund abortion alone! Create a team with some of your friends / enemies / frenemies / colleagues / jazzercise classmates / union members / beer brewing club friends, whomever.
  • You'll create an online fundraising page on our secure platform, ask your friends and family to donate – and that's it! (Bonus points for funny team names, team costumes, and good puns – and yes, there are prizes for our top fundraisers.)
    ~OR~
  • Become an individual fundraiser and set your goal. Did you know that $2,625 will fund our helpline for a week? If you are new to fundraising, you can set your goal low and raise it when you get close to reaching it.
    ~OR~
  • Don’t want to fundraise but still want to support our work? No problem! Donate to any fundraiser or the general BAF Fund-A-Thon campaign. Even a small donation will help us achieve our goal of accessible abortion care in Maryland.

FUND-A-THON 2021 SPONSORS

Thank you to the generous Maryland businesses who are supporting BAF for this year's Fund-a-Thon.

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  • Nicole McCann
    published this page 2020-04-25 19:06:53 -0400