Happy Birthday R.O.C.K.
By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator
Scrolling down R.O.C.K.’s Facebook page one day I noticed a new category amongst the familiar headings. Fundraisers: Facebook’s new tool that allowed Cameron Turner, a R.O.C.K volunteer, to raise $1,141 for R.O.C.K.!
Depending on when your birthday is, you may have already seen this prompt popping up on your notifications feed. Facebook asks you, or actually encourages you, to do a little good for your special occasion by creating a fundraiser for your favorite charity. When Cameron described the process to me, he told me it was a no brainer. After Cameron’s experience volunteering at R.O.C.K.’s Lil’ Kids Camp this summer, he knew he would be asking his friends to support a worthy cause. The online fundraising campaign was easy to set up, and it made so much more sense than getting unnecessary presents or having people buy him a drink for his birthday.
This has made an amazing impact for R.O.C.K. With $1,000 we are able to...
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