LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — New “conscious shopping” ecommerce marketplace, ShopNowToFund, launches #Food4Florence social campaign aimed at raising funds to deliver boxes of nonperishable food items to those stranded in the wake of hurricane Florence.
The ShopNowToFund (SNTF) Food Bank #Food4Florence mission is to galvanize Americans in support of those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Florence. ShopNowToFund is working hand in hand with Courage Forward, a 501(c) and approved FEMA distributor, in conjunction with the National Guard and UPS, to supply and deliver boxes of nonperishable food items to families left stranded in the aftermath of the hurricane. A $40 donation will provide a family of four the staples they need for three days of relief – a lifeline to sustenance. Supporters can also shop in the SNTF marketplace for personal goods where 40% of their purchases will be allocated to the purchase of a Food Bank box.
“ShopNowToFund is a platform my sister and I founded to empower individuals by giving them an easy and efficient way to raise funds to continue and sustain efforts with do-good causes in communities. We are proud to execute the Food Bank initiative and be one of the first to respond when a natural disaster strikes. From the 2005 Tsunami in Sri Lanka, we know first-hand what it is like to be trapped by a natural disaster – and understand the vital importance of providing food and necessities to those affected by the event,” says Shehan Rajaratnam, ShopNowToFund’s CEO.
ShopNowToFund launched the Food Bank fundraising campaign today across Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram with a strong call-to-action to empower the nation to open their hearts to helping their fellow Americans. The initiative will culminate on Thursday at 10 am at the SNTF headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, California where volunteers, veterans, sports and entertainment influencers will come together to package and ship donated boxes.
To donate a $40 box or to learn more, visit SNTF.us/FoodBank today. In addition to the #Food4Florence campaign, 40% of all purchases made on SNTF.us will go to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
ShopNowToFund (SNTF), founded in 2014, is a “conscious shopping” ecommerce marketplace that gives users the ability to start a fully digitized product-fundraising online campaign whereby 40% of all purchases are allocated toward fundraising goals. SNTF’s mission is to enrich communities by providing a platform that makes raising funds for organizations effortless through the online shopping habits of supporters who desire to give back. SNTF partners with an array of distributors and manufacturers that are integrated into the SNTF drop-shipping network and deliver purchases to customers’ doorsteps. They eliminate the middlemen by leveraging ecommerce and share profit margins with worthy causes. SNTF’s ultimate vision is to spread a culture across the world that is full of compassion and kindness for one another where giving is a part of our daily lifestyle and receiving help is effortless.
About Courage Forward
Courage Forward is a revolutionary new concept where at-promise youth unite with veterans to find purpose together; forming unique tribes in which courage forward becomes a way of life. At-promise youth are matched with primary veterans within a team, but will have the family support of the whole group, connecting with communities around work, fun and giving back; being of service and building a stronger community through:
– Inspiring: Loyalty, sacrifice, devotion, selflessness and integrity
– Empowering: the maturity gained and the values learned into healthy, wholesome fun
– Sustaining: responsibility, accountability, dependability
Courage Forward is about solid, forward-leaning work, fun and giving back: being of service and building a stronger community. At-promise youth learns the team concept and being bigger than themselves while contributing to community and getting real-world experience.